My enjoyment of this story was somewhat undone by the insertion of some jarring acts of violence that presumably earned this story its place under the "Startling Stories" umbrella. Now I will concede that the Absorbing Man's murder of the Trapster and the Wizard did add a greater sense of urgency to the battle, but this is somewhat tempered by the knowledge that whatever happens within these pages won't extend beyond this final issue. Now if you're simply looking for an enjoyable standalone miniseries than this book is certainly one of the best on the market at the moment, and it's certainly the best portrayal of the Thing that I've come across in quite some time. Plus, fans of the super-hero slugfest may want to give this issue a look, as it delivers a pretty memorable exchange between the Absorbing Man and the Thing. However, I found I had some difficulty with the idea that this was essentially a "What If" story, disguising as a miniseries. Than again it would be nice if miniseries w Read Full Review
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