13 COVERS: Celebrating THE THING’s Team-Ups

Marvel Two-in-One, indeed: Ben Grimm’s getting married!

The ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing was once so popular he had his own team-up book — Marvel Two-in-One, a Bronze Age staple.

But if you’re here, you almost certainly knew that already.

Anyway, Mr. Grimm, of the Lower East Side Grimms, is getting hitched to Alicia Masters today after a mere 56 years of courtship, in Fantastic Four #5 (aka FF #650).

Since that’s the ultimate Thing team-up, we figured it was only fitting to raise a glass, call out a hearty “L’Chaim!” — and present you these 13 COVERS of previous pairings starring the man we will now call Ben Groom:

George Perez pencils, Joe Sinnott inks

Rich Buckler pencils, Frank Giacoia inks

John Byrne pencils, Terry Austin inks

Ron Wilson pencils, Joe Rubinstein inks

Wilson and Sinnott

Wilson pencils and Chic Stone inks, from an Ed Hannigan layout

Wilson and Giacoia

Gil Kane pencils, Sinnott inks

John Romita

Wilson and Stone

Wilson pencils, Dave Simons inks

Jim Starlin, with Romita alterations

Perez and Austin


— 13 COVERS: A MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE Spectacular. Click here.

Cover images and credits from the romantic Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I loved the Project Pegasus saga and the WWII time-travel epic that spanned the 1975(?) Annuals of Fantastic Four and Marvel Two-

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