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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Failed Attempts by Mr. Fantastic of Curing the Thing

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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Failed Attempts by Mr. Fantastic of Curing the Thing

In this feature, I spotlight at least five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics).

Today we look at a few times where Reed “Mr. Fantastic” Richards tried and failed at curing his best friend, Ben “The Thing” Grimm of his cosmic mutation.

Enjoy!

As you well know, Reed feels awfully guilty that his plan to steal his own rocketship and travel to the moon got his best friend, Ben Grimm, mutated into, well, a thing. So Reed often tried to cure his friend of his mutation.

The first time was in Fantastic Four #8 (by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers) (Reed is trying to hide what he’s working on in his lab, so naturally Ben presumes Reed is trying to screw him over…why, I dunno. Then the Puppet Master takes control of him and sends him after the rest of the FF…)…

Next time came just three issues later, in #11 (by Lee, Kirby and Ayers)…

Ben, though, is enraged at the treatment of Sue by the readers of the Fantastic Four, and he turns back into the Thing, Hulk-style…

#16 (by Lee, Kirby and Ayers) was the last major attempt for awhile…

Check the next page for the next attempt…

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