Name: The Thing
Alter Ego: Ben Grimm
Other Names: Benjamin Jacob Grimm; Benjamin J. Grimm; Blackbeard the Pirate; Grim Ben; Uncle Benjy; Dr. Josiah Verpoorteen; Brute; Grimm the Sorcerer; Mister Grimm
First Appearance: The Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #1 (Nov. 1961): "The Fantastic Four!"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 5,017
Comic Book Appearances: 4,920
TV, Film Appearances: 92
Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 5
Ally: Alicia Masters
Ally: Reed Richards
Ally: Sue Storm
Ally: Johnny Storm
BELOW: A home run ball is compared to the Holy Grail in Ben Grimm's eyes:
To his astonishment, a baseball soared up and out of the confines of Yankee Stadium and landed, thump thump thump, at his feet.
Ben couldn't believe it. He reached down and picked it up, staring at it as if the Holy Grail had been tossed his way.
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