Talking Tropes: Poor, Incurable Ben Grimm

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  1. Michael H. says:

    Great post! So many comics fans get caught up in details of our imaginary universes, while forgetting the number one cardinal rule of those universes: the story comes first! Anything is possible/impossible depending on what makes the best story. And this focus on telling good stories is why we love those universes in the first place. So what if things are inconsistent?

  2. Clarence says:

    Ah, this is part of what Stan Lee calls “The illusion of change.”

    Of course, another option is to cure Ben and have someone else be the Thing, but it’ll inevitably end, likely through fan outcry, somehow with Ben returning to being the craggy one.

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