Monday, July 25, 2016

The Thing and Starman (Ted Knight)



There are many artists that have given us great depictions of The Thing.  John Byrne, Scott Kolins, Andre Divito, George Perez and of course Jack Kirby are among my favorites - but when I close my eyes and think of the character, the image that pops up is always a Ron Wilson illustrated Thing.  I loved Marvel Two-In-One growing up and for me, Wilson's was always the definitive version of the ever-lovin' idol of millions.

This isn't the only Starman that Ben Grimm has crossed paths with - he met Jack Knight back in my MTIO: The Lost Issues days...

13 comments:

Ideas Man 2 said...

Ross, you've done many, many covers with the Thing, but what I'd really like to see is an All Things Considered cover with the Thing (Ben Grimm), the Thing (Charles Addams/the Adamms Family) and Thing One and Thing Two (Dr. Suess's the Cat in the Hat)!

Ross said...

https://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/2011/07/thing-and-thing.html

im2 said...

Just an idea!

Sonofjack Well said...

Great cover, Ross. This cover got me thinking how well Starman and Ben's best friend Reed Richards would get along which in turn got me thinking about an all scientist-superhero cover featuring Mr. Fantastic, Starman, Dr. Solar, Dr. Benton Quest, etc. If you ran the cover on a Friday you could even call it "Science Friday" in keeping with the earlier NPR-inspired suggestion of "All Things Considered".

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree. Ron Wilson's Thing, in the Silver Age MTIO, was well-drawn. But, for me, the definitive utterance of "It's Clobberin' Time!" was the 1960's version, uttered by Paul Free,s during the glory days of Hanna-Barbera's FANTASTIC FOUR adaptation

Ross said...

Yes, Total agreement! He had the voice down!

Wolfhammer said...

MARVEL-TWO-IN-ONE was almost always a better read than MARVEL TEAM-UP because they usually put more emphasis on the guest star. MARVEL TEAM-UP was much more focused on SPIDER-MAN with the second character often treated as an afterthought.

im2 said...

Whoops. I should have checked!

Anonymous said...

Could you add Thing One and Thing Two to the index?

Ross said...

It's in there

Bob Greenwade said...

I loved your cover with the Thing and the Thing, with Thing One and Thing Two, but adding in "Thing" Addams would be just the thing, all Things considered.

While scrolling down to remind myself of that cover, though, I caught a glimpse of Green Lantern Alan Scott, and thought, "He really needs to pay a visit to Edna Mode." What do you think?

Ross said...

Because he has a cape?

Bob Greenwade said...

Among other things. (His color sense has always bothered me.)

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