Fun ‘n’ Games
Written by Dan Slott
Illustrated by Andrea Divito
Published by Marvel Comics
Issue #1: Money Changes Everything
Issue #2: Abusement Park
Issue #3: Playing For Keeps
Having recently taken control of his portion of the Fantastic Four empire, Ben Grimm AKA the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing has become one of the wealthiest men in America, and he’s living it up Big Willie style with a lawyer on retainer, a chauffeured limousine on call, and Carlotta LaRosa, a scantily clad Hollywood starlet in his bed. The Thing and his new play thing attend the social even of the year, held at the homestead of the very rich white collar criminal Irma Roberts, but the party is sabotaged by a Rock’em Sock’em Robo-Thing. Ben is rendered unconscious, only to awaken the next morning on a desert island, along with fellow guests Tony Stark (out of costume), the Constrictor, and Nighthawk, plus a number of non-heroic socialites. Really, it’s just an invitation to yet another elite social event: the grand opening of
The rules are simple: You can not leave the island until the game is completed; The game is completed only when you are dead, or when you have reached home base on the other side of the island; and once one person enters home base, the others only have ten seconds to follow suit before they are terminated with extreme prejudice.
Which should prove to be a simple enough task for old Rocky Grimm, but not only does he have a crew of spoiled richies to protect, romantic problems rearing their ugly heads, and the inability to trust the criminal Constrictor, but he’s also got a whole lot of robots to fight…a whole lot of robots.
It’s a simple, fun little arc, and one that could have been much more enjoyable if not for
There were cameos aplenty, however, with Ms. Marvel, Peter Parker and Mary Jane, Jarvis, Human Torch, Mister Fantastic, and Daredevil all showing up at least briefly, not to mention the robotic duplicates of Wolverine, Captain
Definitely aimed for a younger audience, but if you’re a fan of the Thing (as I am), you will still find something to enjoy here.
It's Clobberin' Time!