Bloody hell, even this early in the us run Yomtov didn't give a toss about the colors.
This was issue 6 and by this time he should have had a handle on things. The series was almost a year old by this time.
The original mini was bi monthly.
Then again Kupperbergs art is rather poor as well.
And its clear, that despite being turned in to a ongoing because it was unsuspected very popular most artisst still didnt care about the toy comic.
Which explains the rotating artist line up for the next 4 months before settling on Don Perlin.
At least Herb Trimpe and William Johnson were both excellent pencillers.
Annoyingly so issues 5 and 6 is one of the most important and most referenced to issues in the run.
So the fact that the are is somewhat poor is a bit of a sore point.
Shame that Johnson couldn't have been contracted to do these 2 issues and Trimpe the other 4
The resulting comics would have been quite better as well as artistically a unified whole.
Even with Yomtov's crayons all over the art.
In short 2 pivotal issues whose ramifications are felt down the width and berth of the series for years to come,let down with mediocre art and poor coloring.
At leats everybody was firing on all cylinders for 7 and 8.
Megatron seems to have sort of a cat snout face in the panel above!
I'd not noticed that before!
“Your reaction time is but a fraction of what it once was!” Wouldn’t that be a good thing? I think he means Megatron’s reaction *speed* is a fraction of what it was. :-)
"The Thing is Big Ben" was the full title of a briefly lived weekly in 1984. The main feature was reprints from the tail end of Marvel Two-in-One, which was the Thing's team-up book with a rotating guest star (although near the end the guest star wasn't always billed), whilst the back-ups were Iron Man and Power Man & Iron Fist, although the first four issues had a Captain America back-up instead. It only last 18 issues and reached the final issue of Marvel Two-in-One but had it continued it would have presumably reprinted the Thing's solo title that replaced Marvel Two-in-One (at least as far as it could have got when the reprints were running twice as fast as the new material; plus from Thing #11 onwards the focus would shift to the aftermath of Secret Wars which might have come too early for Marvel UK).
The first four issues of "Big Ben" reprinted MTIO #92 & #93 in which the Thing teamed up with Jocasta and Machine Man. Marvel used to have a policy that if a title was suddenly cancelled the storylines would be wrapped up elsewhere, with both MTIO and Marvel Team-Up (Spider-Man's equivalent title) both often performing the function as guest stars from just cancelled series would pitch up complete with outstanding plotlines. Again something rather confusing for overseas reprints that didn't all appear at the same pace.
There's a site devoted to Marvel Two-in-One at: http://www.oelib.com/mtio/index.html
Stuart Webb. Who knows everything about nothing and not a lot about that.
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