Thing #33 (1986): 1st Battleaxe

I have to say, it should be fun to have wrestlers with names like Auntie Freeze and Vavavoom, but this “Thing is a pro-wrestler” storyline feels way too long for me.  Thing is a guy who has stopped the world from being eaten and fought off interdimensional and alien encroachments—he should be better than this. Anyway, in this one he wrestles a bunch of women.

First appearance of Battleaxe…

…and a bunch of others who don’t matter enough to tag.

The only thing that really matters here is yet another Scourge appearance, and this time he kills Titania (the wrestler—not the super-villain-turned-hero from Secret Wars), while dressed as a female wrestler.  The Scourge storyline is nicely woven through and across all the Marvel titles, over the course of almost a year, without a solid explanation of who this character is and what he’s about.


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