I'll always make a fuss when one of my favorite characters isn't allowed to put on a show that is deserving of my devotion to the character & steadfast belief in their ability to handle themselves in a fight. However, I will concede that the villains that Evan Dorkin brought into play against the Thing are a pretty formidable bunch, and he also offers up a bit of an out, as we do learn the paste that the Trapster was using is laced with a drug that saps Ben's strength, so I'll hold my grumbling until the rematch, which will hopefully afford a better showing for the Thing. I will give this issue credit for making the villains a fairly competent bunch, with the Wizard coming across particularly well, as he struggle to advance his evil plot, while keeping his rather short-tempered allies from flying off the handle. The book also continues to deliver some very solid character moments as Ben's new romance is quite endearing. It's also great to see that Ben's relationship with Alicia hasn't Read Full Review
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