Comic Book Series

The Thing is published by Marvel Comics. Current price per issue is $3.99.

Publication Dates

Last Issue

The Thing #7: 31 May 2006

Current Issue

The Thing #8: 05 Jul 2006

Next Issue

The Thing #1: 03 Nov 2021


A new five-issue series stars November 2021.


Main Characters

  • Benjamin "Ben" Grimm/The Thing



Minor Characters

Other Characters/Places/Things

Recent Storylines

The Thing #8

The Thing #7

The Thing #6

The Thing #5

The Thing #4

The Thing #3

The Thing #2

The Thing #1


Trade Paperbacks

  • The Thing Classic, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #1-10. "It's Ben Grimm—the ever-lovin', blue-eyed Thing—on his own for the first time, and he's clobberin' everything in sight! The Inhumans! Wonder Man! She-Hulk! Spider-Man! The Fantastic Four! The Yancy Street Gang! The Puppet Master! And the uncanny Goody Two-Shoes! Plus: The Thing proposes marriage, and it's not to Alicia Masters!" - JAN110853 - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785153085 - Kindle
  • The Thing Classic, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 1 #11-22, plus Fantastic Four vol. 1 #274. "It's one of the grandest epics in the history of Aunt Petunia's favorite nephew - that's bashful Benjamin J. Grimm, the Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing, to you and me! Choosing to remain on the Beyonder's Battleworld, Ben finds that while the planet may change, things are as hectic as ever for him! From duplicate Things to showdowns with classic monsters, Ben shows he has the right stuff no matter what the odds!" - MAY120780 - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785159797 - Kindle
  • The Thing: Idol of Millions - Collects vol. 2 #1-8. "Join Ben Grimm and his pals as they clobber their way through the Marvel U! And, spinning out of events from Fantastic Four, the idol of millions is now worth billions! So will big bucks make a Rockefeller out of this Rocky fella? Will Ben trade in Yancy Street for Park Avenue?" - MAY062031 - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785118138 - Kindle


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Creative Team

Created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby.

Volume 2

Writer: Dan Slott. Artist: Kieron Dwyer. Artist/Covers: Andrea Divito.

Volume 3

Writer: Walter Mosley. Artist/Covers: Tom Reilly.

Publishing History

  • Volume 1: #1-36, 1983-1986
  • Volume 2: #1-8, 2005-2006
  • Volume 3: #1-6, 2021-2022 (mini-series)

Future Publication Dates

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

The Thing #1: 03 Nov 2021
The Thing #2: 01 Dec 2021

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