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Creator: Walt Simonson
Walt Simonson, born in 1946, is a comic book writer and artist, perhaps best known for his defining 1983-1987 run both writing and drawing Thor. During this time, he introduced Beta Ray Bill and frog Thor, as well as writing some of the series most memorable moments ever. (The first fifteen or so Crowning Moment Of Awesome entries for The Mighty Thor are all from his run, and it's a meme amongst the fandom that Simonson is "just another guise of Odin".) He followed this with a run on Fantastic Four starting in 1989 and with Art Adams, introduced the New Fantastic Four, a three-issue Spotlight-Stealing Squad of Wolverine, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk and Ghost Rider. He is also one of the few writers to really get Jack Kirby's New Gods characters, and wrote and drew Orion from 2000-02.

He also wrote or drew the X-Factor X-Men team, some Batman stories, the adaptations of both Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Alien, and the Paul Kirk Manhunter. More recent work includes runs on The Avengers and Indestructible Hulk for Marvel and a graphic novel, The Judas Coin, for DC (which is an extended version of what would have been his issue of DC's art anthology series Solo).

In 2011, he had a cameo in Thor, as an Asgardian, along with fellow Thor writers J. Michael Straczynski and Stan Lee. He often works with his wife, Louise Simonson, and letterer John Workman.
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