A Thousand Pages of Thor

Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus, by Walter Simonson ’68 (Marvel Comics)

Reviewed by Josh Bell ’02

Cartoonist Behind Thor Donates Time and Talent to Alma Mater

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Simonson’s illustration for the Annual Fund

For almost 40 years, Walter “Walt” Simonson ’68 has been one of the artists and writers behind some of the most recognizable comic book heroes, from the Avengers and the Fantastic Four to Wonder Woman and Thor. This spring, Simonson generously donated his time and talent to his alma mater by creating an Amherst-themed superhero for the June Annual Fund appeal. At Amherst, Simonson studied geology, and his interest in the sciences is still evident in his signature, which resembles a distorted brontosaurus.