Fantastic Four #12: Hulk vs The Thing Round 2

Fantastic Four #12, page 20, panel 7

Fantastic Four #12, page 20, panel 7

Script: Stan Lee

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

Round two of the ongoing battle between the biggest and baddest (right now) of the Marvel universe is, thankfully, a more sustained affair than the first one-panel-long round. Lasting for most of page 20, the fight sees Ben smack the Hulk into a stone wall, and Hulk lob a wooden cart at Ben before the two finally get around to grappling with each other.

Unfortunately, the fight doesn’t last very long, as some sort of beam emits from the ground, enveloping the Hulk, and rendering him unconscious. Ben’s even complains about this abrupt end to the fight in the next panel – “I didn’t even land my last punch! I must be better’n I thought!”

However, this is not the first time that a super-powered punch-up would be brought to a premature conclusion by a third party…

The result: Victory goes to Ben, even if it took the Wrecker to bring about his victory. A 1-all draw.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #12 in our tenth episode: Hulk? Smash!

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