EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Yeah, this one’s nothing short of extraordinary.
IDW is publishing Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition on 6/28 — and it’s easily one of the best of these editions we’ve seen yet.
The 160-page hardcover, produced with Marvel’s blessing, includes six (!) complete issues of The Mighty Thor (#349-354) — and Simonson’s all-splash #380. Plus, all sorts of extras, including sketches and whatnot, all scanned from the original art.
BY ODIN’S BEARD!
It’s amazing stuff to see in the oversized 12″ x 17″ format. (List price? $125.)
I gotta tell you, picking 13 pages to show off here was no easy chore. It would have been so simple to do all the covers and splash pages. But I really wanted to show the intensity of Simonson’s storytelling, so I’ve made it a mix.
And, seriously, this is just scratching the surface, because this book is packed.
So here goes: 13 fantastic pages, presented in issue order (though I varied the order of the pages):