Walter Mosley is writing a miniseries featuring ‘The Thing’

Artist Tom Reilly will join the novelist for a six-issue miniseries starring Ben Grimm.

Renowned novelist Walter Mosley will write a new miniseries for Marvel featuring The Thing. The author of Devil in a Blue Dress and many other novels will work with artist Tom Reilly (Marvels Snapshot) on the project.

According to, “the story will range from the urban sprawl of the alleys of Manhattan to the furthest reaches of the cosmos itself. In THE THING, a lonely evening and a chance encounter (or is it?) sends Ben Grimm embarking on a sojourn that will have him confronting—and battling—figures both old and new.”

This isn’t the first time The Thing has been featured in a solo series. Out of four members of Marvel’s First Family, he’s arguably had the most success out on his own. He co-starred with other Marvel heroes in Marvel Two-in-One for 100 issues in the 1970s/1980s, which was followed by a solo series that lasted for three years. He again went solo in 2005, in a very well done but short-lived series written by Dan Slott.

And this isn’t the first time Mosley’s done something Fantastic Four-related. He previously contributed the forward and afterword to Maximum Fantastic Four, a digitally remastered, panel-by-panel exploration of the first issue of Fantastic Four that was published in 2005.

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