1952! A good decade before the Marvel superhero revolution, Marvel was doing monster, romance and Western comics. I think from today’s perspective we sometimes fail to understand how revolutionary it was to import this sort of thing into superhero comics; the Thing and Hulk could have easily been just rote monsters back in this era. Indeed, some of these creatures were themselves later imported into the regular Marvel universe. The Glob (assuming it’s the same beastie) eventually fought both the Hulk and Man-Thing in the years to come.