Friday, June 26, 2009

365 Days with Ben Grimm, Day 177

FF: WHCM #8
Panel from Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine #8 (September 2001), written, pencilled, and inked by a buncha guys...here, just look for yourself.


Yes, folks, you thought it couldn't happen: Ben Grimm made awesomer than he already is. How can it be done? A: Give him Captain America's shield.

FF: WCGM #8


I know that Marvel is promising Steve Rogers is coming back...but really, after this, I'd say his shield is in great hands already, wouldn't you?


3 comments:

Isaac said...

Isn't the vibranium in the shield supposed to absorb impact, though? I mean, wouldn't it hurt less to get hit with that than with a fistful of orange rocks?

Matthew said...

Ben Grimm was ALWAYS the absolute avatar of the American Dream in the Marvel Universe - never mind sickly Steve Rogers, Ben's an impoverished Jewish kid (in his original incarnation, probably the son/grandson of immigrants) from the slums who grew up through the gangs, then threw them off to go to college on a football scholarship, which he swapped for Air Force wings before GOING INTO SPACE WITH HIS BEST PAL AND BECOMING A MONSTER-FACED SUPERMAN AN' THE IDOL O'MILLIONS.

And he din't need no FLAG, neither.

//\Oo/\\

JIM said...

After that, Namor stayed clobbered.