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BWS has always reminded me of George Harrison. Of all the Beatles, George Harrison was the most accomplished and versatile musician. Like Harrison, BWS's skill often transcended the material he was working with. A Thing graphic novel by BWS should be a refreshing change from the retro-redundant or manga-influenced creators of today. In this time of his career, BWS can have his choice of projects; with the right one, the results can be nothing less than brilliant.

-- JC Glindmyer, Retailer and Comic Book Galaxy Contributor


So, assuming BWS and Marvel can come to terms, we can look forward to Windsor-Smith's Thing graphic novel being one of the most exciting superhero releases of the year. The appeal of this work needs no in-depth explanation; Windsor-Smith's Weapon X remains one of the best-regarded Marvel stories ever. His Conan revolutionized comics in the 1970s, and from Archer and Armstrong to Storyteller and beyond, readers know that Windsor-Smith always brings his full heart and soul to every project he takes on. The Thing graphic novel may be a story about a classic Marvel superhero, but it will also be a mature, nuanced and visually stunning work that will grab readers across the board. Whether you're a fan of Marvel Comics, Ben Grimm, Barry Windsor-Smith, good storytelling or exquisite artwork, this will be a graphic novel you will not want to miss. My thanks to Barry Windsor-Smith and Alex Bialy for their assistance in bringing you this preview, and to Christopher Allen, Jog, Mike Sterling, Steve Bissette and JC Glindmyer for contributing their thoughts to this preview. We hope you've enjoyed it and will be sure to let your retailer know you want the Thing graphic novel by Barry Windsor-Smith.

-- Alan David Doane

INTRODUCTION PAGE ONE PAGE TWO PAGE THREE PAGE FOUR

All art Copyright (C) 2006 Barry Windsor-Smith. THE THING is (C) Copyright and (TM) Trademark of Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

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