The Thing #12 (Feb. 1954), featuring the first comic-book cover art by Steve Ditko
|Publication date||Feb. 1952 – Nov. 1954|
|Number of issues||17|
|Steve Ditko's The Thing!||ISBN 1-56685-028-2|
The Thing! is an American horror comic book published by Charlton Comics that ran 17 issues from 1952 to 1954. Its tagline was "Weird tales of suspense and horror!" After the 17th issue it was cancelled and the series' numbering continued as Blue Beetle vol. 2.
In 2006, Pure Imagination released the trade paperback Steve Ditko's The Thing! that reprinted all of Ditko's stories from this title, and used the cover of #15 for its cover. The back cover shows the covers from The Thing #12, 13 and 14 and Strange Suspense Stories #22. It also included Ditko stories from Charlton's Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds #5 and #11, Do You Believe In Nightmares #1, Strange Suspense Stories #36, and Unusual Tales #25.
In 2014, UK publisher PS Artbooks reprinted the entire series in a deluxe two volume hardcover collection.
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