Would U Buy It #60: "The Thing: Rocky Grimm, Space Ranger"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:The Thing: Rocky Grimm, Space Ranger.
Alternate Title:The Thing on Battleworld.
Collecting 12 Issues:The Thing #11-22.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: The Thing #11

Six years before John Stewart patrolled the patchwork Mosaic on Oa, The Thing wandered the Beyonder's patchwork Battleworld, after the Secret Wars. Choosing to stay because he could turn back and forth to Ben Grimm, the Thing had a number of adventures on Battleworld before returning to Earth. Personally, this was a favorite storyline for me, when it was coming out. I'd love to see this collected into TPB.

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

Did U Buy It?
TPB Cover
Fantastic Four #274

10/31/12: Way back on April 17, 2012, The Qu let me know that Marvel was getting ready to reprint these issues. Thing Classic Volume 2 collects the proposed Thing #11-22, plus Fantastic Four (1961) #274, which I forgot was connected to this storyline. They used a rework of the FF cover as the cover to the TPB. I didn't realize Marvel had started a Thing Classic series, but let's hear it for another success! So did you buy it?


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Posted by PowerHerc

Even though this wasn't one of my favorite Thing story-arcs, yes I would buy a TPB of his adventures on Battleworld.
Posted by cbishop
@PowerHerc: Yeah, I thought these stories rocked. :)
Posted by The Qu

Looks like somebody listened! The exact contents of this are in Thing Classic vol. 2, solicited in the July 2012 solicits. Cheers!

Posted by cbishop

@The Qu said:

Looks like somebody listened! The exact contents of this are in Thing Classic vol. 2, solicited in the July 2012 solicits. Cheers!

WOOHOO! THAT. IS. AWESOOOOOOOOME! I'll call this one "success." lol Thanks for the news. :)

Edited by cbishop

Now moved to the Thing Classic forum. Success! :)

The site redesign had messed this blog up for a bit, and I couldn't get into it to edit it. So for a brief time, I had redone this blog as a list, and these are the comments from that list (the list is now deleted):

kfhrfdu_89_76k6/7/14 @10:46amI plan to.
cbishop6/7/14 @8:42pm@kfhrfdu_89_76k: Yeah, I haven't had the money to buy this one yet, but I want it too. :)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog comments. -cb

Posted by waezi2
Posted by cbishop

@waezi2: Cool! The nice thing about this one is that you can! Thing Classic Volume 2 reprinted this story. :^D