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The Thing: Idol of Millions

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  84 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Join Ben Grimm and his pals as they clobber their way through the Marvel Universe! Spinning out of events from 'Fantastic Four', the idol of millions is now worth billions - but will big bucks make a Rockefeller out of this rocky fella?
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 6th 2006 by Marvel
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Oct 10, 2009 Jace rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jace by: Vintage Phoenix
Shelves: comics
The Thing may be a rock monster, but underneath that orange brick exterior Ben Grimm is one of the most human characters in the superhero community. Did I mention he's hilarious, too? It's hard to improve on the Thing, but if anyone can do it, it's Dan Slott. His style is pretty light hearted and comical, but that doesn't mean he skimps on quality. He has some of the best characterization, dialog, and plotlines of anyone currently writing comics.

I've been a fan of the Fantastic Four since I was
Apr 26, 2015 Christopher rated it really liked it
Once again, Dan Slott proves that he is one of the few creators who really gets these characters, and that he understands that above all else superheroes are supposed to be fun. He writes stories that are light and silly without ever letting them devolve into outright stupidity, all while making it look completely effortless. Unfortunately, he does go to great lengths to make sure everything maintains the status quo, but that's a problem that is sort of endemic to the genre as a whole. For insta ...more
John Kirk
Dec 15, 2012 John Kirk rated it it was amazing
I originally bought this comic as monthly issues, then again as a TPB, and I'm just sorry that the series didn't continue for longer.

Dan Slott is a great writer: he clearly relishes obscure continuity, and this comic involves several guest appearances from other Marvel superheroes. At the same time, it's not involved in any big crossovers so it stands alone as a complete story.

Beyond that, there's a real sense of fun, and the characters genuinely seem to like spending time with each other. I lik
May 23, 2015 B rated it liked it
Shelves: westend, borrowed
This whole thing seems pretty rushed. Also, there are some weird tonal problems. This is sometimes very comic and sometimes very serious.

Also, also, also, Arcade. As I've written before, people are always writing Arcade stories. But Arcade just doesn't work. He only wants to murder. And murders in Spider/X-men stories don't happen like in Batman comics. So Arcade basically never harms anyone. But spends all this money on robots that are always breaking.

How did Thing get all that money?
Aug 08, 2010 Travis rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
A collection of stories about the THing, on his own, away from the Fantastic Four after he has struck it rich. Along the way, he learns money can create as many problems as it solves, who his real friends are, having a dog helps make life better and that women will make you do stupid things.

LOts of old school comic book adventures, good use of FF history, really nice art Slott has a solid handle on the thing as a character and the message issues get their point across without hitting you over th
The Thing has always been a fun character and Dan Slott has a great handle on him. Plus, with all the guest appearances, it's almost like a sequel to Marvel Two-In-One! Good times!
Feb 07, 2012 Matt rated it really liked it
Really great stuff. I love how the Thing finally finds his way to getting down-to-Earth is by finally getting bar mitzvahed (what can I say, I grew up in a Jewish community), and I love the sense of humor to the whole thing. Great, great stuff.
Dec 24, 2010 Mza rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: 12-year-old me
Not sure why I have continued to read superpowered corny poopoo into my middle age. Hope it's not a sexual thing, but if it is, it's absolutely subliminal and unsurprising.
Sep 24, 2013 Josh rated it liked it
SO much fun!

Very good writing, FANTASTIC art & at more than one point, downright hilarious!

"Come on, Carol. That's freakin' adorable." :D
John Cook
I was never really a fan of the Thing, but this is a really well written and funny story.
Feb 05, 2012 Karl rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-sell
Collects entire limited series. Old school stories. $5.
Jan 14, 2013 Gracie rated it really liked it
This was just pure fun from start to finish.
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