Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Today in Comics History: Ben Grimm Goes to DashCon

Today! The Human Torch plays a April Fool's joke on the Thing, in one of the finest Ben Grimm stories put down on paper! (Seriously, you need to get it. It's in Marvel Fanfare #15, and I don't know why it hasn't been reprinted twenty times. Ask for it by name!

Page from Marvel Fanfare #15 (July 1984); script, pencils, inks, and colors by Barry Windsor-Smith; letters by Jim Novak

But wait, Bully! (you're saying) Why are you posting this a day too early? Have you made a mistake? (you ask). Well, no (I say). I'm not the one who made a mistake.

In any case, get a good night's sleep, and have a peaceful and serene April Fool's Day tomorrow. Don't do anything too extreme: I don't think our hearts can stand it this year.

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