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Ben Grimm, alias the Thing is a New Yorker super-hero who once ended up with Spider-Man glued to his back while fighting Trapster.[1]

When Mesmero swapped the minds of Spider-Man and the Hulk, Ben Grimm challenged the Hulk, believing him to be the real one, to a slug-fest. The Hulk and Spider-Man were able to get the better of him, but the Thing eventually fell under Mesmero's control. The Thing came to his senses after Peter Parker (as the Hulk) hit him over the head, and he pointed out Mesmero to the two heroes.[2]

After a card game at the Baxter Building attended by Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. Ben was captured along the other Fantastic Four members by The Collector. [3]

Powers and Abilities


Seemingly those of Ben Grimm of Earth-616.


Seemingly those of Ben Grimm of Earth-616.


  • Peter Parker played a video game featuring the Thing battling the Hulk.[4]
  • When Peter was theorizing of theater plays featuring superheroes he thought of Ben in "The Thing and I."[5]

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