Collects Balder the Brave #1-4 and Thor (1966) #360-362. War in Hel! Odin the All-Father is gone, and death goddess Hela is stockpiling souls for the fight to take his place! The mighty Thor leads Asgard's finest to rescue the dead from a fate WORSE than death, while Thor's brother-in-arms Balder battles giants to rescue his beloved Queen Karnilla! The God of Thunder and the God of Light - which one will lead Asgard into the face of coming dooms? Plus: a longtime Marvel villain makes the ultimate sacrifice, but for whom?
Walter Simonson can honestly be described as a living legend. Besides co-creating Manhunter with the great Archie Goodwin, in the early days of his career, Simonson has written and drawn nearly all of the Marvel and DC characters at one time or another. Highlights include The Fantastic Four, Batman, Orion, Elric, and his groundbreaking run on The Mighty Thor. But before all of these, there was Star Slammers, a series first devised by Simonson during his college days. The Slammers would later be resurrected as a Marvel Graphic Novel, and then a mini-series. Simonson describes it thus: Once upon a time, there was a race of men who could out-shoot, out-fight, and out-kill anybody. They were paid fabulous sums to act as mercenaries. The practice became so lucrative, they decided to go into business. They became the most successful businessmen in history, and they called themselvesThe Star Slammers!
Walter Simonson's grand epic continues! The Black Elf Assassin and her team of trolls, orcs, and renegades has reached to the Fortress at the Edge of the World. Their masked employer gifted them with the spells necessary to break into Kliffborg to destroy whatever, or whomever, they find within. And in a stone chamber surrounded by a field of stars, they come face to face with a myth all but forgotten in the wake of the Enemies' victory at Ragnar_k, a myth more dangerous than anything they could have imagined.
The Quick and the Deadly: Thor departs the Fortress at the Edge of the World to enter the Dusk Lands, a twilit realm haunted by the lawless and the neo-dead, and inhabited by the scattered remnants of a humanity both protected and enslaved by evil. Mjolnir strikes for the first time.
Bring Out Your Dead. Thor has arrived at last in Asgard. The devastation is complete, as the Thunder God searches the ruins of his home for the remains of those nearest and dearest to him. He finds not only the broken heart of his worst fears, but a secret hidden since before the final battle of the gods and their enemies, a secret that reveals the deep and devious wisdom of Father Odin, and the goodwill of a red squirrel.
The Black Elf assassin, Regn, and his young daughter, Drifa, have hunted Thor for countless leagues across the Dusk Lands, to the ruins of Asgard. Now, as Thor calls down the lightning to create a funeral pyre for the dead of Asgard, Regn prepares himself for his greatest challenge, to kill the last god standing, the god responsible for the death of his wife.
Hawkman Returns' part 3. Struggling to defeat the powerful person behind the Rann-Thanagar prison break brings Hawkman and Hawkgirl back together after more than a year apart and forces them into a situation that could turn the tide in the epic war! Conclusion in HAWKGIRL #60.
Before Walter Simonson's work with Marvel and DC, there was Star Slammers, a series first devised by Simonson during his college days. The Slammers would later be resurrected as a Marvel graphic novel, and then a miniseries. Simonson describes it thus: ''Once upon a time, there was a race of men who could out-shoot, out-fight, and out-kill anybody. They were paid fabulous sums to act as mercenaries. The practice became so lucrative, they decided to go into business. They became the most successful businessmen in history, and they called themselves... The Star Slammers!'' The collected Star Slammers also features-- published here for the very first time-- Simonson's earliest version of the Slammers created for his college thesis at the Rhode Island School of Design. These stories predate his first professional comics work but strongly show the artist's keen sense of composition and design.
Hawkman Returns' part 1! Blackfire has made her way to Earth to eliminate Hawkgirl„as she did Hawkwoman„bringing the Rann/Thanagar War very close to home! And worse...she has evidence that she's already killed Hawkman as well. Continued in JSA CLASSIFIED #21!
Fueled by a desperate desire for revenge and a cynical need for better ratings, the hunters of Orion have targeted the Slammers' homeworld for planetwipe. As the Orions' Skumbarges swoop down to deliver their deadly cargoes of complete destruction, the outnumbered Slammers rise to meet them with a ramshackle fighting force of obsolete warships, dilapidated starfighters, and grim resolve. Their only hope is a theoretical mind fusion known as the Silvermind, and the one Slammer to ever achieve the Silvermind is already dead.
La fin des temps annonce le début d'une vengeance... Ragnarök... Le Crépuscule des Dieux dans la mythologie nordique. La Destruction des neuf mondes. Et à présent, 300 plus tard, la naissance d'une vengeance. Sa femme et ses enfants sont morts. Ses frères et soeurs sont morts. Ses parents sont morts. Et leurs assassins vivent encore... Mais sur les os brisés des siens, il en fait le serment : ils ne vivront pas éternellement. Car il deviendra... la tempête. L'immense Walter Simonson fait un retour en grande pompe avec cette toute nouvelle série mêlant action et mythologie nordique. Un récit épique, démesuré, où sa virtuosité graphique explose à chaque page !
Chapter 2: The Empire: The Starship Meredith is flying to the Imperial Capitol of Knossos, carrying priceless cargo, a captured Star Slammer. But things have gone terribly wrong. A hidden assassin aboard the ship has apparently killed the Slammer and his jailers. And the only way for Colonel Phaedra to find out what happened is for her to force the Emperor's personal telepath to access the minds of the dead men!
Walter Simonson's classic tale continues! The Starship Meredith is cranked up to nearly light speed, and is taking aim at the heart of the Empire in a suicide mission that looks to put an end to any number of promising careers, our hero's included. Be here forƒThe Minoan Agendas: Chapter Four--The Ship.
A bold new adventure starts here! The Minoan Agents Chapter One: The Prisoner: Once upon a time, the Greater Minoan Co-Prosperity Cluster captured a live Star Slammer. Amid great excitement, he was transported aboard the starship Meredith, bound for the heart of the Empire and a show trial and execution it all turned out rather badly.