The Thing #3

Writer: Walter Mosley Artist: Tom Reilly Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 11
6.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

It's time for the greatest rematch in the cosmos as Ben Grimm collides with his old sparring partner the Champion of the Universe once more! But this time, it's no prizefight! The stakes are life or death - not just for the Thing, but also his newfound friends and maybe the world itself! A pugilistic parade of paragon perfection!


  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jan 14, 2022

    Here's the thing- this continues to be Marvel's best stand-alone miniseries in years. Can't miss. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jan 12, 2022

    The story for this Thing mini-series is a bit all over the place at the moment, but at the root of it all is an action-packed, rock 'em sock 'em tale. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jan 12, 2022

    The Thing #3 forces readers to ask one question over and over again " Why? Why are things happening randomly? Why would the creators believe readers want to know about Ben Grimm's sex life? Why are police showing up instantly to harass our hero when that never happens in real life or any part of the Marvel universe? Why is Reilly's great art put in this book? Why does this series exist? Why? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bats20832 Jan 12, 2022

    The Fantastic Four's Greatest of All Time (GOAT for those who don't know) Blue-Eyed Benjamin J. Grimm battles the alien immortal Champion of the Universe (Tryco Slatterus), of the alien Elders of the Universe (first appears in Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7 1982). Why? I don't know. Ask that Walter Mosley guy writing this. Anyways it is a good fight. But this seems to be the least of his problems as some demon/extra-dimensional being wants to send Ben to the MOON!

    Why? You want a PLOT? Seriously, a coherent plot yet? For $4? About the cost of a Big Mac at McDonalds? Who are you kidding? OK. OK. A plot would be nice, Walter Mosley. But hey, we are reading it to see Ben Grimm clobber bad guys, alright? In the tone of the silver ag more

  • 7.0
    Kalaoui Jan 18, 2022

    Mosley's script is all over the place with no real coherent narrative. I'm sure the answers will come(I hope) but man is it a weird and choppy setup up. The only reason I'm here is Tom Reilly's fantastic classic yet fresh art! Jordie Bellaire is a great colorist. She does well here and makes it so beautiful.

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU May 21, 2022

    I can tell there's a big strategic plan here, and all of these mysteries will probably end up making sense.

    But the prospect of future answers doesn't fix all the little scripting problems that make this a rough read. It's not bad writing, but it's not good comics writing. The dialogue doesn't sound at all natural.

    This take on the Thing is interesting, but deeply at odds with his usual characterization. It's destined (I hope) to be buried deep in the "weird variant" closet when this series is done.

    I'm rather infuriated by the idea of Reed and the Fantastic Four having an "interrogation room." It's so wrong that CBR did a whole "hey, WTF?" article about it.

    The art's still terrific, at least! more

  • 6.5
    Psycamorean Jan 30, 2022

    A little bit better, but this series is still disappointing.

  • 4.5
    Merlyn Jan 12, 2022

    Better than that abysmal last issue, but still pretty unengaging.

  • 8.5
    General C K Jan 20, 2023

  • 8.0
    Halodystroyer44 Dec 10, 2022

  • 7.0
    Khan/Murdock Jan 4, 2023

  • 7.0
    ComicWorm Mar 4, 2022

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 3, 2022

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 Jan 13, 2022

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