Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Thing and The Legion of Super-Pets



One of the reasons the The Thing is such a great character is the fact that you can insert him into any type of story. One issue can be full of dark, psychological topics and serious business, ans then the next issue he's dealing with a team of talking animals. I've always gotten a kick out of animal sidekicks to superheroes, being a pet lover myself. It's kind of cool to see things like the Krypto animated series and Marvel's Pet Avengers... these concepts can seem hokey but I think they serve as a great entry point for younger readers to the world of comics.

4 comments:

Jim Ryan said...

It just occurred to me, looking at this: Once Ben Grimm's time on this page is over, are we going to see the lost issues of DC PRESENTS, the ones where Superman teams up with a host of folks...?

Ross said...

There will be another team title after B&B and MTIO... a bit too early to announce it now, though!

Futabakun said...

You missed an obvious joke, unless you're just too young to remember the '70s - Ben could have tried to join as a Pet Rock!

Ross said...

I already used that gag on my Thing/JLI cover!

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