After getting hit with a “hypno-glow” while stranded in the Skrull Galaxy, Ben “The Thing” Grimm finds himself unable to clobber. The look on his face accompanying this realization can only be described in one way:
Sheer existential terror.
For what is a Thing if that Thing cannot clobber? Can there be a time for him if it is never, in fact, Clobberin’ Time?
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the face of a man who has stared into the abyss of his own soul.
(Fantastic Four #92, November 1969, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)