|Location of Publication||New York, New York|
|Story Location||Earth-616 (Present and past): New York: New York City; Manhattan (Present and past)|
|Notes||Continued from Fantastic Four Annual #11. Story continues in Marvel Two-In-One #20. |
Any references to Ben serving in World War II, and references to the modern era of this story being in the year 1976 should be considered topical references relative to the date of publication due to Earth-616's Sliding Timescale. Modern stories still state that Ben served in the military, however they no longer reference any specific conflicts he may have participated so as not to prematurely age the character.
The Thing is in human form in this story following the events of Fantastic Four #167. Reed constructed his exoskeleton in Fantastic Four #169 to replicate his lost powers. Ben wears this suit until Fantastic Four #175 when he is forcibly mutated again by Galactus.