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Subj: Re: New banner! WALT SIMONSON - What was so great about him?
Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 at 04:51:48 pm EST (Viewed 161 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! WALT SIMONSON - What was so great about him?
Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 at 03:11:09 pm EST (Viewed 232 times)

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I actually dropped Thor when he took over. I don't like his art nor his stories. What's the appeal?

I know people liked seeing ancient mythic elements like the goat-chariot. I didn't. Goats are silly. I think people liked his costume designs, which I did too. I think his stories were more magical and less scientific, right? Was this a draw?


I suppose I was a latecomer to Simonson. I think the first thing of his I remember seeing was RoboCop Vs. The Terminator. His angular art style worked well for a story about robots.

Later I did discover his Manhunter which I liked.

Then in the 2000s it was Orion, probably his attempt to equal his Thor run with a DC character. He tried to bring more mythology into the story even if it was just New Gods mythology. It was probably the dozenth retread of "the final battle between Orion and Darkseid" this time with Orion winning and turning to the dark side in his father's place. It was a pretty decent run.

I've never actually read his Thor.



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