Remembrance of Things Past!

1979-04

Main Details
Series
Volume 1
Issue 50
Credits
Date 1979-04
Publisher
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 32
Language English
Characters
  • Thing (Ben Grimm) (Present Day) (Earth-616)
  • Thing (Ben Grimm( (Past) (Earth-7940) (First appearance)
  • Supporting Characters:
  • Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) (Earth 616)
  • Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)(Earth-7940) (First appearance)
Story Location Earth-616; New York: New York City; Manhattan, Earth-7940 (First appearance); New Amsterdam (First appearance): Manhattan
Identifiers
  • UPC — 07149860290604
Notes This is the first time it is acknowledged that the Thing's form continued to mutate from his original dinosaur-like hide first seen in Fantastic Four #1 to his trademark brick-like appearance that began appearing circa Fantastic Four #10.

Reed postulates that Ben's venture back in time created a divergent reality. However it is later discovered in Marvel Two-In-One #100 that Ben actually traveled to an alternate dimension.

Ben refers to the Time-Platform as belonging to Doctor Doom. The Fantastic Four confiscated Doom's time platform after their first encounter with him in Fantastic Four #5, however as explained in Fantastic Four Annual #11 that Reed had to return it before it caused a diplomatic incident, but was able to build a replica before doing so.

Ben goes back in time to the point prior to the Fantastic Four moving into the Baxter Building which occurred circa Fantastic Four #3. Based on the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616 Ben traveled back in time roughly five years from the point of this story to the past.

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