A review by tobin_elliott
The Thing Classic, Volume 1 by John Byrne, Ron Wilson

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This was just okay. 

I have to give it to Byrne to try to break out of the standard punch-em-up every issue. He's working to give Ben Grimm so gravitas, some depth, and while I applaud that, it does come across as more of a failed experiment.

The art by Ron Wilson is of the standard, run-of-the-mill artist output of Marvel in the late 70s/early 80s. It gets the job done, but it's rarely memorable.

And that's the bottom line here. Byrne's trying to reinvent Ben Grimm, much like Walt Simonson reinvented Thor, but it's just only okay.