(This review may contain spoilers).
Like with The Invisible Woman, I’m familiar with the Thing from the Fantastic Four. I enjoyed the opportunity to see different storylines with him and although I would have liked to see a bit more of his interactions with some of the other members of the Fantastic Four (particularly with him and Johnny), it was good to have the opportunity to see him, Reed and Sue… even though I thought that Reed didn’t demonstrate his intelligence in not being able to figure out who the real Ben was.
Although there wasn’t a massive difference in the styles of the first comics in comparison to the last one, I did feel that the artwork did come across as a a bit different in the appearances of the characters.
I did enjoy reading the Pegasus storyline. It was nice to see Ben interacting with those at the lab… and I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Nuklo. I thought his childlike aspect came across really well… but it didn’t seem like most of the characters knew he wasn’t an actual villain.
It was also good to see a couple of the other villains, such as Klaw. I thought it was interesting to see him battling it out with Ben and the others… and it was also really cool to see Goliath-Man (the second Giant-Man). I couldn’t help but feel a lot of sympathy for him too, though.
There were some nice elements of family running through this comic, particularly with Ben’s interactions with Wundarr. Although I haven’t seen Wundarr in previous comics, I had a lot of empathy for his character when the flashback sequences were shown. While it was interesting to see him as a mature adult, I did like seeing the emotional moment with him and Ben.
It was also nice to see Alicia and Ben and how Ben was trying to support her. There were some really sweet moments between them… but I couldn’t help feeling sorry for Mister Impossible. It was nice to see Ben give in to allow him to go with him… and Mister Impossible’s difficulty in understanding did make for some amusing moments.
I’m sure I’ll be seeing more of Ben in other comics and I look forward to it.