Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we start “Catch Phrase” week! Each day we’ll examine the first time that various comic book characters used their most famous catch phrase!
We begin with the Ever-Lovin’ Blue-Eyed Thing!
Surprisingly, Ben Grimm, the Thing, did not even use the WORD “clobber” for the first ten or so issues of the Fantastic Four. Then he mentions clobbering people a few times, stuff like “Aw, you should have let me clobber them!” or “I can’t wait until I get to clobber him.” Stuff like that.
Shockingly, though, it was not until the twenty-second issue of the Fantastic Four, in a match-up with the Fantastic Four’s first foe, the Mole Man, that the Thing finally let his catch phrase loose!
Amusingly, it’s along with a phrase that I am totally unfamiliar with. I mean, I suppose from the context that it means just a general “Yeah! Let’s go!,” but I do not know where the term comes from exactly. Anyone out there know?
By the by, while I was not positive this would be the case, I had a pretty good idea that once it was used the first time, Stan Lee would be quick to use it again, and he did, in the very next issue!