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Encyclopedia > Walt Simonson
Star Slammers graphic novel (1983)
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Star Slammers graphic novel (1983)

Walter or, usually, Walt Simonson (born September 2, 1946) is a comic book writer and artist. After studying geology at school, he transferred to the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1972. His thesis project there was The Star Slammers, which was published as a black and white promotional comic book for the 1974 World Science Fiction Convention in Washington D.C. (DisCon II). Some years later, he produced another version of the story in graphic novel form for Epic Comics, the Marvel Comics imprint that was a response to creator-owned lines of the early eighties. Simonson continued the adventures of the Star Slammers in a limited series in the mid-1990s as one of the founders of Malibu Comics' short-lived Bravura label. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x791, 150 KB) Summary Cover of STAR SLAMMERS graphic novel, copyright 1983 Walter M. Simonson, published by MARVEL COMICS GROUP. (Scan and image cleanup by me. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x791, 150 KB) Summary Cover of STAR SLAMMERS graphic novel, copyright 1983 Walter M. Simonson, published by MARVEL COMICS GROUP. (Scan and image cleanup by me. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... The Rhode Island School of Design (commonly abbreviated RISD and pronounced RIZ-dee) is one of the premier fine arts institutions in the United States. ... Worldcon, or more formally The World Science Fiction Convention, is the longest running science fiction convention, having been held from 1939 to 1941 and, after the interruption of World War II, every year since 1946. ... A cover for the mini-series Havok & Wolverine by Kent Williams Epic Comics was a creator-owned imprint of Marvel Comics started in 1982, lasting through the mid-1990s, and being briefly revived on a small scale in the mid-2000s. ... Creator ownership is an arrangement in which the creator or creators of a work of fiction retain full ownership of the material, regardless of whether it is self-published or by a corporate publisher. ... Malibu Comics was a comic book publisher in the late 1980s and early 1990s, best known for its Ultraverse line of superhero titles. ... Malibu Comics was a comic book publisher in the late 1980s and early 1990s, best known for its Ultraverse line of superhero titles. ...


His first professional comic book work was producing war stories for DC Comics and other publishers. He also did a number of illustrations for the Harry N. Abrams, Inc. edition of The Hobbit, including the title page drawing for Chapter 3, "A Short Rest". The book was largely illustrated using stills from the Rankin-Bass television special adaptation, which featured character designs by his friend Lester Abrams. Gray Morrow also did illustrations for that edition, as did Charles Vess. Simonson's breakthrough illustration job was "Manhunter," a backup feature in DC's Detective Comics written by Archie Goodwin. DC Comics (originally called National Periodical Publications or National Periodicals) is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Gnomes 30th Anniversary Edition from Harry N. Abrams, Inc. ... This article or section is missing needed references or citation of sources. ... Gray Morrow (March 7, 1934 - November 6, 2001) was an American illustrator of paperback books and comics. ... Charles Vess (born 1951) is an American illustrator. ... Secret Origins #22 outlined the history of the Manhunters, as to tie in with Millennium. ... Categories: Comics stubs | Batman | DC Comics titles ... Archie Goodwin (September 9, 1937 – February 28, 1998) was an American comic book writer, editor, and artist. ...

Interior page from THOR #346, story and art by Walter Simonson (1984).
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Interior page from THOR #346, story and art by Walter Simonson (1984).

He is best known for his work on Marvel Comics titles in the 1980s and 1990s such as The Mighty Thor and X-Factor (the latter being a collaboration with his wife Louise Simonson). Thor in particular is often cited as a classic, as Simonson took nearly complete control of the series and produced epic, operatic stories that rivaled Jack Kirby's best work and displayed an in-depth knowledge of Norse mythology. He also famously transformed Thor into a frog for three issues and introduced the popular supporting character, Beta Ray Bill, a monstrous alien warrior who unexpectedly proved worthy to wield Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (517x800, 163 KB) Summary Interior page from The Mighty THOR #346, story and art by Walter Simonson, published by MARVEL COMICS GROUP, copyright 1984. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (517x800, 163 KB) Summary Interior page from The Mighty THOR #346, story and art by Walter Simonson, published by MARVEL COMICS GROUP, copyright 1984. ... It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is a Marvel Comics superhero, based on the thunder god of Norse mythology. ... X Factor may mean: X-Factor, a Marvel comic book series The X Factor (album), a 1995 album by Iron Maiden The X Factor (television series), a British TV talent search The X Factor (Australia), the Australian version of the show Factor X (uncommon usage) a coagulation enzyme X-Factor... Louise Simonson (born Mary Louise Alexander) is an American comic book writer and editor. ... The Fantastic Four, one of Kirbys most famous co-creations. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... Distribution of frogs (in black) Suborders Archaeobatrachia Mesobatrachia Neobatrachia - List of Anuran families A frog is an amphibian in the order Anura (meaning tail-less from Greek an-, without + oura, tail). ... Beta Ray Bill is a fictional alien in the Marvel Universe created by Walt Simonson as a brief rival, then friend and ally to Thor. ... Cover to Thor #83. ...


From 2000 to 2002, he wrote and illustrated Orion for DC. He will return to DC in 2006 to write Hawkgirl, with Howard Chaykin pencilling. This article is about the year 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Orion is a fictional character, a superhero of the New Gods in the Jack Kirbys Fourth World meta-series in the DC Comics universe. ... Hawkgirl is the name of several fictional superheroines in the DC Comics universe. ... Howard V. Chaykin (born 1950) is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his innovative storytelling and sometimes controversial titles. ...


He has received recognition in the comics industry for his work. Simonson's awards include Shazam Awards for Outstanding New Talent in 1973, for Best Individual Short Story (Dramatic) in 1973 for "The Himalayan Incident" in Detective Comics #437 (with Archie Goodwin), and the same award in 1974 for "Cathedral Perilous" in Detective Comics #441 (again with Archie Goodwin). Simonson and Goodwin also won the Shazam Award for Best Individual Story (Dramatic) in 1974 for "Gotterdammerung" in Detective Comics 443. All three winning stories were a part of the Manhunter saga. The Shazam Awards or Academey of Comic Book Arts Awards was given between 1970 and 1975. ... Categories: Comics stubs | Batman | DC Comics titles ... The name Archie Goodwin can refer to: Archie Goodwin, the fictional detective character created by Rex Stout. ...


His distinctive signature consists of his last name, distorted to resemble a dinosaur. For other uses, see Signature (disambiguation). ... Orders & Suborders Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Theropoda Ornithischia Thyreophora Ornithopoda Marginocephalia Dinosaurs were vertebrate animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 160 million years, first appearing approximately 230 million years ago. ...


External links

  • THOR cover gallery & issue summaries (See #337-382 for Simonson work)
  • Walter Simonson forum messages (June 1998 - April 2006)


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Walt Simonson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (538 words)
Walter or, usually, Walt Simonson (born September 2, 1946) is a comic book writer and artist.
Simonson continued the adventures of the Star Slammers in a limited series in the mid-1990s as one of the founders of Malibu Comics' short-lived Bravura label.
Simonson's awards include Shazam Awards for Outstanding New Talent in 1973, for Best Individual Short Story (Dramatic) in 1973 for "The Himalayan Incident" in Detective Comics #437 (with Archie Goodwin), and the same award in 1974 for "Cathedral Perilous" in Detective Comics #441 (again with Archie Goodwin).
Louise Simonson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (635 words)
During this run, Simonson (along with Carlin, Dan Jurgens, Roger Stern and others) was one of the chief architects of the The Death of Superman storyline, in which Superman died and was resurrected.
It was during that story, in Superman: Man of Steel #19, that Simonson and Bogdanove introduced their character Steel, who graduated to his own title in 1993, with Simonson as writer until #31.
Simonson made frequent in-class appearances when her husband Walt Simonson taught a Graphic Storytelling course at Manhattan's School of Visual Arts in the 1990s.
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