COMMENTS: Off-White to White pgs; Universal holder; Unrestored; CGC#0206137003
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Jack Kirby cover; Dick Ayers inks; Hulk vs Thing pre-battle cvr; 1st meeting of FF & Hulk; Rick Jones/ Thunderbolt Ross app.
Off-White to White pgs; Universal holder; Unrestored; CGC#0206137003
Jack Kirby cover; Dick Ayers inks; Hulk vs Thing pre-battle cvr; 1st meeting of FF & Hulk; Rick Jones/ Thunderbolt Ross app.A match made in adolescent boy heaven, it was only a matter of time before Lee and Kirby took two of their most popular creations and set them against each other to see what would happen. The result, unsurprisingly, was a smash success, leading to nearly annual throwdowns between the two misunderstood behemoths. This first contretemps occurred while the nascent Hulk was still in his initial, reasonably intelligent phase, making him an even more formidable opponent for the streetwise scrapping Thing. The reduction of the green goliath in later years to a monosyllabic brute made the recurring battles less and less challenging and more like a standard-issue monster mash, but this classic first meeting still retains its punch and excitement, and fans young and old still feel that special tingle when encountering this classic image.