|dessinateur / scénariste:||Collectif|
|remarques:||the Thing no 1, July 1983, 1st collector's item issue
the serie consists of 36 issues from July 1983 to June 1986
this number l only collected as a representative sample of the serie
1/ the Thing, lifelines
by John Byrne and Ron Wilson
the Thing (Benjamin "Ben" Grimm) is a fictional superhero
appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics,
the character is a founding member of the Fantastic Four,
the Thing was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby
and he first appeared in the Fantastic Four #1 (November 1961),
the character is known for his trademark rocky appearance,
sense of humor, and famous battle cry, "it's clobberin' time!"
the Thing's speech patterns are loosely based on those of Jimmy Durante,
actor Michael Bailey Smith played Ben Grimm in The Fantastic Four film from 1994,
Michael Chiklis portrayed the Thing in the 2005 film Fantastic Four
and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: rise of the Silver Surfer
while Jamie Bell acted the part in Fantastic Four (2015).
in 2011, IGN ranked the Thing 18th in the "Top 100 Comic Book Heroes"
and 23rd in their list of "The Top 50 Avengers" in 2012
the Thing was named Empire magazine's tenth
of "The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters" in 2008