View Full Version : Need a little help IDing a Marvel book
12-13-2006, 09:49 AM
I believe it was a Two-in-One, but the only thing I'm POSITIVE about is it featured Thing playing some type of ball game with the Inhumans on the moon. I remember several pages of said game, and the ball they were using was large, round and metallic. It also moved, and Ben missed several times before getting the hang of the game and completely owning everyone assembled.
My mind wants to say Spidey was involved, but I can't be sure. It's from the late 70's, most likely '78 or '79, and it's really bugging me as I sit here typing this. I'm headed over to the GCD to search now, but I hope one of you classics guys can point me in the right direction...
12-13-2006, 10:46 AM
Could this be it? (http://www.milehighcomics.com/cgi-bin/backissue.cgi?action=page2&issue=52075323508%2072)
It's page two of MTIO #72 (featuring the Thing and the Inhumans). If this is the one you were thinking of, it's yet another fascinating example of how our minds can amplify a remembered scene way out of proportion. Because in this page, Ben, Gorgon, and Karnak are just playing on the beach with an ordinary ball, which Ben then hurls to knock out a bad guy. (It doesn't explain why Ben and a couple of Inhumans would be playing ball on the beach to start with, though.)
Maybe this is a foreshadowing of the scene you remember, though, and maybe later in the issue Ben goes to the moon to play the Inhumans' version of beach ball?
12-13-2006, 11:09 AM
Close, but not quite! I'm pretty sure this: http://www.milehighcomics.com/cgi-bin/backissue.cgi?action=page1&issue=52075323508%2071 is the issue I was thinking of. The site only has two or three pages linked, so I can't be positive, but thanks a bunch for finding that much out for me! Do you know of anywhere I can find interior scans other than the first couple of pages?
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