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Ben Grimm, the Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing, is back and better than ever in the fantastic final volume of Essential Marvel Two-in-One! Thrill to some of the wildest exploits ever experienced by the Idol of Millions as he journeys around the globe and beyond! From the sands of ancient Egypt to the Canadian wilderness, join Ben and his pals as they participate in everything Ben Grimm, the Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing, is back and better than ever in the fantastic final volume of Essential Marvel Two-in-One! Thrill to some of the wildest exploits ever experienced by the Idol of Millions as he journeys around the globe and beyond! From the sands of ancient Egypt to the Canadian wilderness, join Ben and his pals as they participate in everything from micro world melees to championship cosmic bouts. Guest-starring Spider-Man, Alpha Flight, the Sandman, Thor and many more! COLLECTING: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE 78-98, 100, ANNUAL 6-7


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Ben Grimm, the Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing, is back and better than ever in the fantastic final volume of Essential Marvel Two-in-One! Thrill to some of the wildest exploits ever experienced by the Idol of Millions as he journeys around the globe and beyond! From the sands of ancient Egypt to the Canadian wilderness, join Ben and his pals as they participate in everything Ben Grimm, the Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing, is back and better than ever in the fantastic final volume of Essential Marvel Two-in-One! Thrill to some of the wildest exploits ever experienced by the Idol of Millions as he journeys around the globe and beyond! From the sands of ancient Egypt to the Canadian wilderness, join Ben and his pals as they participate in everything from micro world melees to championship cosmic bouts. Guest-starring Spider-Man, Alpha Flight, the Sandman, Thor and many more! COLLECTING: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE 78-98, 100, ANNUAL 6-7

30 review for Essential Marvel Two-in-One, Vol. 4

  1. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Boyd

    Very nice collection of the end of the series impressive run. Good stories and art. These were great team up stories that gathered most every hero in the Marvel Universe into some adventure with the Thing over the series run. Recommended

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jason Luna

    The Fantastic Four's "The Thing" goes on a bunch of team up adventures for the last time, and it's generally a fun albeit forgettable mix of convoluted forced set-ups and whimsical wrap ups, but there are some borderline gems hidden amongst the bubble gum fun. (IF you want nostalgic fun that reminds you of the 1960s Marvel, this is top of the line. Don't come here expecting even John Byrne's FF, let alone like X-Men or something) The Thing is the constant here, and it's a little silly, as his main The Fantastic Four's "The Thing" goes on a bunch of team up adventures for the last time, and it's generally a fun albeit forgettable mix of convoluted forced set-ups and whimsical wrap ups, but there are some borderline gems hidden amongst the bubble gum fun. (IF you want nostalgic fun that reminds you of the 1960s Marvel, this is top of the line. Don't come here expecting even John Byrne's FF, let alone like X-Men or something) The Thing is the constant here, and it's a little silly, as his main hallmarks are his 1950s style one liners and his ability to punch anything. Not going to create award winning depth, but he's a likable and root-worthy protagonist, and so it's a positive feeling I guess. John Byrne got more mileage out of it in the same time frame in his "Fantastic Four". Here, if we touch the pathos of being a Thing instead of a Man, it's only to let it go and go on a brief beat-em-up adventure. The best stories, like that one story where the Thing is in the hospital and a cavalcade of Marvel heroes have to stop villains from breaking into his room, sort of acknowledge the form and build it to its comic heights. A lot of the stories are more in the middle, where the Thing seems to be giving a brief audience to B-listers (awesome B-listers I think) like Wonder Man, or Machine Man, or whomever else didn't have their own book for two long, and then they fight some generic baddy and they win, never to meet again. Even the big stars, like Captain America or X-Men universe guys, seems very forced and almost run of the mill stories that avoid lasting impact or change that'll go to next month. But even these stories are good, or at least not to leave you in the negative. There are a few duds, like that one annual where they really wanted to launch some Native American type hero, and it just got too prose ridden. Meh. But mostly, fun fluff, but FLUFF all the same. Ron Wilson drew like every Thing related thing, and I'm always in the mediocre level with his art. But it does justice to all the guest stars, and it has a flow to it. Expect little, get more. Tom DeFalco was a better writer than the people doing it before, doing some self-referential stuff, trying to build a bigger universe in other issues. But this is playing it safe, repeating a theme of people who like Ben "The Thing" Grimm. And it's not a bad idea, or executed. I'm a fan going in and a fan of this too, but be wary based on your enthusiasm. A self-acknowledged biased 5/5

  3. 4 out of 5

    tony dillard jr

    Volume four completes my run of Marvel Two-In-One. This early 80s series starring the Thing of the Fantastic Four was really entertaining and by the end of this book, I was sad to see ol' Ben Grimm go. Featuring stories starring some very familiar and some quite obscure guest stars. Just about every story was a winner. Bill Mantlo and Tom DeFalco got very creative in these stories almost exclusively penciled by Ron Wilson. Some highlights: The Thing is laid-up in a hospital bed. Mr. Fantastic is fe Volume four completes my run of Marvel Two-In-One. This early 80s series starring the Thing of the Fantastic Four was really entertaining and by the end of this book, I was sad to see ol' Ben Grimm go. Featuring stories starring some very familiar and some quite obscure guest stars. Just about every story was a winner. Bill Mantlo and Tom DeFalco got very creative in these stories almost exclusively penciled by Ron Wilson. Some highlights: The Thing is laid-up in a hospital bed. Mr. Fantastic is fearful that some of the FF's enemies might take advantage of Grimm's grim condition and attack him. As the superhero community goes to visit Thing, they intercept the baddies until there's a massive battle royale outside the hospital! The Thing and his nephew Franklin Richards are having a fun day together at the local arcade. There, the two meet a video game programmer who accidentally takes The Thing to an alien world that seems an awful lot like the video game he and Franklin were just playing. Lastly, in a moving story, The Thing and his arch-enemy The Sandman bond over brews while Flint Marko reveals his secret origin. Will this be a crucial turning point for a villain on the edge? I really enjoyed both this series and this volume. The biggest problem for a few of the stories was the endings. I think the writers had so many ideas that they ran out of space to give a couple adventures adequate endings. On at least several occasions, the fighting lasts until the very last page. If the story was to end on a cliffhanger, that would be one thing. But most of the stories were one-and-done issues. Great fun, awesome art, and exciting ideas and character. Just a little bit rough on the total plotting.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Raymond

    Great ending to a great series

  5. 5 out of 5

    Edward Johnson

    In the 1970s, there were few comic series that could match the scope of imagination and the not-knowing-where-you'll-end-up nextness like MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE. I was fortunate enough to read a few issues in my childhood from my older brother's comic collection, but now that I am an adult I am able to collect the series for myself. I will begin by saying that the Thing was always my favorite Marvel character. That having been said... The fourth edition of MTIO was an enjoyable and fun read. It helps In the 1970s, there were few comic series that could match the scope of imagination and the not-knowing-where-you'll-end-up nextness like MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE. I was fortunate enough to read a few issues in my childhood from my older brother's comic collection, but now that I am an adult I am able to collect the series for myself. I will begin by saying that the Thing was always my favorite Marvel character. That having been said... The fourth edition of MTIO was an enjoyable and fun read. It helps illustrate (no pun intended) why the 1970s Marvel Comics are among my favorites. The Thing continues to go through life, unaware of the adventures he will find outside his membership in the Fantastic Four and the characters that Marvel pairs him up with are as interesting as the stories contained within this volume. I appreciated the feeling of fun while reading this...something I am increasingly aware thatthe comics industry has often pounded out of their finished material in more modern times. The stories are themselves, sometimes dated...but overall the direction that the Thing is taken is like the feeling you get when you remember those special moments in your childhood where you hope that the feeling could never end. Not for everyone, as the complexities of the stories begin to depend heavily on Marvel history, what has gone on before and in other comic series. If you can overlook this, MTIO Volume 4 makes for a welcome addition to the Essential MTIO collection.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Devero

    Si tratta di storie inedite in Italia. Per lo più storie gradevoli, ma penalizzate dall'aspetto grafico spesso non all'altezza. Comunque una buona lettura consigliata agli amanti della continuity marvel. Si tratta di storie inedite in Italia. Per lo più storie gradevoli, ma penalizzate dall'aspetto grafico spesso non all'altezza. Comunque una buona lettura consigliata agli amanti della continuity marvel.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Steven Heywood

    Fun stuff. This was one of the more inventive series the early 80's, the team-up format and the character if The Thing giving the writers free rein to play with different comic book genres and situations. Fun stuff. This was one of the more inventive series the early 80's, the team-up format and the character if The Thing giving the writers free rein to play with different comic book genres and situations.

  8. 5 out of 5

    John

    Shanga the star dancer

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kerri

    #84 only.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Martin Maenza

  11. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  12. 5 out of 5

    Federico Kereki

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ilmari Henttinen

  14. 5 out of 5

    Spolk

  15. 5 out of 5

    Michael Craft

  16. 5 out of 5

    Chas

  17. 4 out of 5

    Gary

  18. 5 out of 5

    Michael E.

  19. 4 out of 5

    John Desmarais

  20. 4 out of 5

    Charles Parke

  21. 4 out of 5

    Charles

  22. 4 out of 5

    Du Thiên

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julio José Rodríguez Lozano

  24. 4 out of 5

    Fidel Alberto

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jim

  26. 4 out of 5

    Stephen

  27. 5 out of 5

    Becca

  28. 5 out of 5

    Richard Remigio

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rick

  30. 4 out of 5

    Richard Gombert

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