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Legendary Runs Episode 19: Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor

Walt Simonson’s Thor is something really special. As far as the celebrate contributions that we cover on our show are concerned, this might be one of the more impressive from Marvel, and that is really saying something. From the very first issue, Simonson seemingly changes the rules of a Thor comic by having Beta Ray Bill lift Mjolnir and continued to reinvent what these stories are for nearly fifty more issues. As important as the stories he wrote were, they are backed up with some of the most dynamic art since Jack Kirby. Needless to say it is impossible to cover everything here, but we do our best! From Lorelei to Surtur to the battle of Hel and yes… ugh… even Balder the Brave, we attempt to highlight the legendary of this legendary run! So, mortals of Midgard, join us on an adventure worthy of the might and majesty of Asgard!


Make sure to check in next time when we discuss Scott Snyder’s run on Detective Comics!

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Friday (10-7-16) Scott Snyder’s Detective Comics (Detective Comics 871-881)

Friday (10-21-16) Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke and Key with special guest, Melissa Megan (Welcome to Lovecraft, Head Games, Crown of Shadows, Keys to the Kingdom, Clockworks, Alpha and Omege)

Friday (11-4-16) Geoff Johns’ Hawkman (Hawkman 1-25, JSA 56-58, Hawkman: Secret Files)

Friday (11-18-16) Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force (Uncanny X-Force 1-35, 5.1, 19.1, Wolverine: Road to Hell, X- Men Spotlight)

Friday (12-2-16) Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo (Fantagraphics) (The Ronin, Samurai, Wanderer’s Road, Dragon Bellow Conspiracy, Lone Goat and Kid, Cricles, Gen’s Story)

Friday (12-16-16) Jonathan Hickman’s Secret Warriors (Mighty Avengers 13, 18, Secret Warriors 1-28, Dark Reign: The List- Secret Warriors, Siege: Secret Warriors, Dark Reign: New Nation)

Friday (12-30-16) Tsgumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Death Note (Chapters 1-108)

Intro Song: “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin

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Matt Wood is a high school English teacher in North Arkansas. His classroom is littered with comic book posters and notes about Hawthorne that are as difficult to decipher as they are to be interested in. Not Matt's fault though, Nathaniel Hawthorne…

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