Episode 14: A Conversation With Walter Simonson

BEHOLD: Miles and Elisabeth interview WALTER SIMONSON HIMSELF! The origins of Beta Ray Bill! Mythology mash-ups! Working for Marvel in the 80s! What might have come next! And his new series, Ragnarok!

We Have a Winner for Our Hero Initiative Contest!

Hey everyone! We have a winner for our contest benefiting the Hero Initiative: Scott Rowland is now the proud owner of a Walter Simonson’s Thor: The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition hardcover from IDW Publishing!

We want to thank everyone who donated to the Hero Initiative, a fantastic organization that helps comic creators who need medical care, financial support, and paying work, as well as everyone who shared our contest! Huge thanks to IDW Publishing, too.

We’ll be lugging this mighty 12″ x 17″ tome to the post office this week, and Scott will soon enjoy the experience of viewing seven complete issues of The Mighty Thor (#349-354 and 380—the classic all splash page story) scanned from Walter Simonson’s original pages!

As you probably know, we posted the final episode of our 13-episode podcast this week. It’s been an honor and a privilege to delve into Walter Simonson’s epic 1980s run of The Mighty Thor, and we hope it’s something both new and die-hard fans enjoy for years to come. Listen to it from the beginning here, and don’t forget to review us on iTunes!


Episode 10: Once Upon a Time

BEHOLD: Thor #367-369! King Balder is slain – or is he? Thor visits a fairy-tale castle that is not what it seems… And wicked magicks cannot stand against brotherhood and valor!

Episode 8: Of Frogs and Men

BEHOLD: Thor #363-366! Thor, Beta Ray Bill, and the Power Pack face Kurse’s rage! Thor becomes a frog – but is no less a hero! And in Asgard, Odin’s successor is chosen in a manner most unexpected!

Episode 5: Surtwar, Part II

BEHOLD: Thor #352-354! Heroes and demons clash across Midgard! Odin and his sons stand against the destruction of the Nine Worlds themselves! And amid sorrow and rage arrives Death herself!

Episode 4: Surtwar, Part I

BEHOLD: Thor #349-351! The brothers of Odin face Surtur of Muspellheim at the dawn of time! Asgard’s antagonists come to its aid! And in the streets of New York City, gods and mortals unite!

Episode 1: The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill

BEHOLD: Thor #337-340! The arrival of Beta Ray Bill, Thor’s worthiest ally! The valor of Lady Sif, a true warrior born! And the beginning of the greatest run of comics of all – Walter Simonson’s Thor!