A new cover artist.
On the quiet, I think Marvel really does listen to us fans when we have something to say that has a well thought out reason behind it.
We say that the cheesecake covers are costing potential readers, first off Greg Horn doesn't do cheesecake for a few months (when was the last one?), and now we have a new cover artist alltogether. Also, the new cover is definitely playing to the strengths of the book, slightly humerous old school comic fun.
I would have bet Dan would have had enough of the "Thing" jokes by now, but noooooo, he has to one-up himself and throw in a Giant-Size Man-Thing. Why does it say Giant-Size if not for a bit of nudge-nudge, wink-wink, saynomore humour. And best of all, I LOVE IT!