Sunday, 10 June 2012

Crossover of the Week - The Thing and Doc Savage

This crossover does not appear in the first Marvel Two-In-One Essential volume, so perhaps on that basis it is worth seeking out. It is written by Bill Mantlo and drawn by the mainstay artist Ron Wilson. Since the villain's real name is Lightner and his alter ego is Black Sun, In wonder if Doc Savage bad guy John Sunlight was part of the inspiration for this story. Interestingly, (!) there is a typo in my Bantam edition of Fortress of Solitude (in which John Sunlight appears) - he is referred to as John Sunshine. Which, frankly, is not such a good name for a bad guy; too cheerful!

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