The Thing

The Thing 1.jpg
Cover to The Thing #1

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

Publication Dates

Last Issue

The Thing #8: 05 Jul 2006

Current Issue

The Thing #1: 10 Nov 2021

Next Issue

The Thing #2: 01 Dec 2021


A new six-issue series started November 2021.


Main Characters

  • Benjamin "Ben" Grimm/The Thing

Recent Storylines

The Thing #1

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.


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

Omnibus Hardcovers

  • The Thing Omnibus - Collects vol. 1 #1-36; plus Fantastic Four vol. 1 #274, 277 & 296; Secret Wars II #7; West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #10; Questprobe #3; Marvel Tales #198; Hulk & Thing—The Big Change; and Thing stories from Marvel Fanfare #15 & Marvel Super-Heroes #5. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302945787 - (forthcoming, May 2022)


Leftover Useful Information

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
  • The Adventures of the Thing: #1-4, 1992 (mini-series)
  • 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 #2: 01 Dec 2021
The Thing #3: 12 Jan 2022

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