Thursday, January 23, 2014

Not a Good Thing

I spotted the above bust of Jack Kirby's Ben Grimm/Thing in the window of a Chicago shop on Milwaukee Avenue and I thought everybody might get a kick out of seeing it. Mr. Grimm is in a walk-in display window area and as I was taking the photo the owner was in that walk-in and saw me and put rabbit ears behind the statue with his fingers. Funny guy!

I'm a little conflicted as to whether I like the bust. The design is clear enough that the subject's identity is obvious, but the likeness is not as on-model as anyone might like. A more pronounced forehead of bricks would have helped. And what's with the teeth?

I did not buy the statue. I'll stick with Jack Kirby's version.


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