Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thing Tuesday: A Football Charge of Marvel Heroes

I'm always on a scavenger hunt for artwork featuring Benjamin J Grimm.  A few months ago I came across this nifty illustration by John Buscema.

Thing and Marvel Heroes by John Buscema

The Thing in a quarterback pose with a football tucked in his arm, leading a charge of Marvel's Greatest Heroes (and Doc Doom!) into battle.  Anyone know where this first appeared?  I am guessing it must have been used in some Treasury Edition as the back cover?  Nuff Said!

Update:  A fan named Isaiah wrote that he believes this image was from a promotion that Marvel did with the NFL back in 1971.