Where to start? The Beyonder is suicidal this issue, which is pretty stupid. The Thing is some kind of pro-superhero wrestler, which is also pretty stupid. What else….
No, those two pretty much cover the big stupid parts. Then there’s the wrestling politics, the promotors trying to make it in that hard world, which isn’t so much stupid as dated.
But, I suppose an issue about the Thing becoming a homicidal maniac is probably going to have a lot of problems.
I was a little surprised when the issue didn’t waver at that issue. The Thing does beat the Beyonder to death (only to discover the Beyonder can’t die). The love interest tries to stop the Thing but she doesn’t. Instead, he “murders” someone and still gets the girl.
The moral of the story appears to be to use your fists whenever possible. And to drink lots of Heineken.
Above and Beyond; writer, Mike Carlin; penciller, Ron Wilson; inker, Dennis Janke; colorist, Bob Sharen; letterer, Jack Morelli; editor, Mark Gruenwald; publisher, Marvel Comics.