Friday, May 20, 2011

T is for the Thing

Marvel A - Z week 20: The Thing

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The Thing was created way back in the early days of Marvel by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby as part of the Fantastic Four. He's been a mainstay of that team and the Marvel Universe since and has had various books of his own including the long-running Marvel Two-In-One team-up book and is currently also on one of the Avengers teams. He used to be drawn in a pretty consistent style but of late his look seems to vary quite a bit from artist to artist - probably since the films came out and some artists tried to copy that look and gave him a neck etc. too. I always preferred the look he had from way back on John Buscema's FF run - i like the Byrne version too and at least he explained the new look as part of the storyline as opposed to just artistic choice. So my version is kind of old school for this reason.

1 comment:

  1. I much prefer my Marvel heroes old school so the no neck Thing is for me. Nice work.