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Boy, the Thing Sure Does Get Brainwashed a Lot

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Boy, the Thing Sure Does Get Brainwashed a Lot

In Drawing Crazy Patterns, 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).

Reader David R. wrote in to suggest the many times that the Thing has been brainwashed into working with supervillains. I split it into two pages because of how many images there are.

The first notable one occurred in Fantastic Four #8 (by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers), as we first meet Alicia Masters (who looks just like Sue Storm for some reason) and her evil step-father, the Puppet Master, who uses his powers to control the Thing and send him after the Fantastic Four…

In Fantastic Four #41 (by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and Vince Colletta), the evil Wizard captures the Thing and brainwashes him…

And then the Thing attacks the Fantastic Four with the rest of the Frightful Four…

(They would also brainwash Johnny after this, as well).

In Fantastic Four #68 (by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott), a mysterious scientist helps to try to cure the Thing, but it actually turns the Thing evil instead!

The scientist is really the Mad Thinker in disguise…

Go to the next page for the final two entries in this installment…

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