Tag Walter Simonson

The Society Of Illustrators

On my trip to New York, New York earlier this month I had the chance to visit the Society Of Illustrators and see two exhibits. The Art of The Avengers and Other Heroes and Tales from the Crypt: The Revolutionary Art…

AE MIA: Missing After Announcing

The Artist’s Edition format has only been around for seven years, but it’s already garnered some missing in action volumes. Publishers like to announce upcoming books at conventions or through advance book solicitations, but then they never materialize. Let’s take…

February 2017 Previews

Diamond has updated Previews World with the February 2017 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows one new Artist Edition book, advance solicited for June 2017 shipping. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index. The fate of Earth…

Meet Beta Ray Bill: Thor 337-340

Thanks to Walter Simonson every time I see a horse my mind invariably drifts to a super hero with a similar appearance and many of the same qualities of those Clydesdales - Beta Ray Bill. Walt Simonson’s critically acclaimed run on Thor ran from issue #337 thru issue #382. He started with this Beta Ray Bill story and followed it up with the introduction of Malekith the Accursed Ruler of the Dark Elves (issue #344), who was the villain in the second Thor movie. Not a bad way to start your new job! Simonson’s run really breathed new life into this title and the many accolades he received are justified.

Simonson Thor Omnibus

I don’t tend to buy a lot of the Omnibus/Absolute format hardcovers. I tend to believe that comics should be able to be read without causing spine damage to the reader. That being said, the minute Pete DeCourcy opened up…