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Today’s show: Strip! – The Mighty Thor by Walt Simonson

March 12, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: The Mighty Thor by Walt Simonson

Beta Ray Bill, the alien Thor by Walter Simonson (The Mighty Thor #337)

Beta Ray Bill, the alien Thor by Walter Simonson (The Mighty Thor #337)

Continuing ‘classic heroes’ month on Strip!, Alex Fitch talks to artist and writer Walter Simonson, whose exceptional 4 year run on the Marvel comic The Mighty Thor in the early 80s remains the most appreciated version of the character since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought the Viking hero to Marvel comics a generation before. Alex and Walt talk about combining European mythology and space opera, esoteric character design (why does Beta Ray Bill have a face like a horse’s skull?), turning the Norse god of war into a talking frog and the joy of revisiting classic heroes.

5pm 12/03/09, repeated 11.30pm 15/03/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Wikipedia pages on Walter Simonson and The Mighty Thor
lambiek.net entry on Walt
Extract from The Mighty Thor #361, in which our hero is turned into a frog!

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