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Thing

Thing
Real Name: Benjamin Jacob Grimm
Occupation: Adventurer; former construction worker, security guard, astronaut, test pilot, college football player, student, wrestler
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York
Identity: Public
Aliases: N/A
Relatives: Daniel Grimm (father, deceased), Elsi Grimm (mother, deceased), Daniel Grimm Jr. (brother, deceased), Dr. Jacob Grimm (uncle and former legal guardian), Alyce Grimm (aunt, deceased), Sophie Grimm (aunt, deceased), Petunia (Penny) Grimm (aunt), unnamed maternal grandmother (deceased), Franklin Richards (godson)
Group Affiliation: Fantastic Four, Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S., United States Armed Forces, Team America, Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation, Avengers West Coast, Initiative
Base of Operations: New York, New York, USA
Origin: Augmented (Radiation)
First Appearance
Fantastic Four #1 (v1)
Gender: Male
Height: 6″
Weight: 500 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: None (formerly brown as Grimm)
Education: College graduate (State University), U.S. military pilot training, NASA astronaut training
Universe: Earth-616
 
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 #1 (v1)
1: Fantastic Four #1 (v1)
   
"The Fantastic Four "
The Fantastic Four is introduced to the world and their origin is revealed. They must battle the Mole Man and stop his plans for vengeance.
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Published: Nov. 1961
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: George Klein
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Attachments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Fantastic Four #2 (v1)
2: Fantastic Four #2 (v1)
   
"The Fantastic Four Meet the Skrulls from Outer Space! "
The Fantastic Four are being framed for committing a series of crimes. The must clear their names while fighting a strange group of aliens bent on world domination
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Published: Jan. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: George Klein
Letterer: John Duffy
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Fantastic Four #3 (v1)
4: Fantastic Four #3 (v1)
   
"The Menace of the Miracle Man "
The Fantastic Four face the Miracle Man and his plans for world domination. Facing off against the monsters he brings to life, it is up to the Invisible Girl to save them. Can even the Fantastic Four defeat a man who performs miracles?
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Published: Mar. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Sol Brodsky
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Fantastic Four #4 (v1)
7: Fantastic Four #4 (v1)
   
"The Coming of ... Sub-Mariner! "
The Sub-Mariner has returned! Calling upon his mighty sea creature army, he will have his revenge on the human race. Its up to the Fantastic Four to stop him.
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Published: May 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Sol Brodsky
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Fantastic Four #5 (v1)
11: Fantastic Four #5 (v1)
   
"Prisoners of Doctor Doom! "
Mr Fantastic's old college peer, Victor von Doom, experienced a tragic accident that destroyed his face and created an evil genius. Now Dr Doom strives to forever silence his only obstacle in taking over the world, the Fantastic Four.
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Published: July 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Fantastic Four #6 (v1)
16: Fantastic Four #6 (v1)
   
"Captives of the Deadly Duo! "
Dr. Doom teams up with the prince of the ocean, Namor the Sub-Mariner, to take care of the Fantastic Four once and for all. Can Dr. Doom be trusted or has Namor only managed to seal his own fate?
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Published: Sept. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Fantastic Four #7 (v1)
19: Fantastic Four #7 (v1)
   
"Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X "
A asteroid is heading towards Planet X, marking the destruction of the planet and its inhabitants. Their only hope is to bring someone with the power to save their dying world. Are the Fantastic Four up to it?
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Published: Oct. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Fantastic Four #101 (v1)
20: Strange Tales #101 (v1)
   
"The Human Torch "
Johnny Storm, better known as The Human Torch, is staying with his sister in her home in Glenville when the town's newspaper editor receives a threat on the new amusement park from a mysterious man called The Destroyer. Are these threats from a crank or the real deal? The Human Torch will soon discover the truth.
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Published: Oct. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
Flashback Issue
 
Strange Tales #8 (v1)
26: Fantastic Four #8 (v1)
   
"Prisoners of the Puppet Master! "
Controlling his victims with miniature replicas, the Puppet Master aims to become the supreme ruler of Earth by pitting The Thing against Reed Richards! Meanwhile Reed has been concocting a formula with an astonishing effect!
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Published: Nov. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Fantastic Four #9 (v1)
29: Fantastic Four #9 (v1)
   
"The End of the Fantastic Four! "
Lack of funds force the Fantastic Four to sell their equipment in order to pay the bills. It seems like it is the end for our heroes' career until an up and coming Hollywood movie producer offers them one million dollars to star in his debut movie!
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Published: Dec. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
           
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