Just Another Fanboy #53 – The Mighty Thor #337

This is the episode in which I talk about The Mighty Thor #337 by Walter Simonson.

Nick Fury asks Thor’s aid in investigating an alien ship heading for Earth. Thor arrives and triggers the awakening of an alien protector, Beta Ray Bill. But when Bill bests Thor and takes up his hammer, he is summoned to Asgard by Odin!

Published by Marvel Comics on November 10, 1983.

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X-Men Back Issues 8.3: Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown

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Allen comes close to having a meltdown on air having to re-live this story. While the casting director deserves a beer. We’ve hit another bump in the road along the road of our Wolverine team-up coverage. We still find ways to make the comic and discussion entertaining. Thanks for listening! 

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Radio Free Asgard 310

This week we wrap up Book 2 of Walt Simonson’s excellent “Ragnarok” with issue 12! This issue we see the return of a furry friend, big explosions, a giant lizard thingy with weird hands, and some elf drama! Don’t miss it!

Radio Free Asgard 308

This week we carry on with our coverage of Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok, with issue #10! This time around we have a mountain of Mjolnirs, Walt burns himself at the stake, we learn the secret of Regn’s blade, and there is implied zombie rape… eww. Still, don’t miss it!

Radio Free Asgard 307

This weeks offering is Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok from IDW – Issue #9…number nine….number nine…. features reversals of fortune for…well, dead people and animals really… Is this a turning point, or merely the quiet before the storm? Plus…. horse/lizard/goat hybrids! Nuff said!

Comics Alternative Interviews: Gary Groth

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 – Introduction
  • 00:02:22 – Setup of interview
  • 00:03:43 – Interview with Gary Groth
  • 01:07:09 – Wrap up
  • 01:07:42 – Contact us


Thoughts of a Master

On this interview episode Derek talks with Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth about his new book Sparring with Gil Kane: Debating the History and Aesthetics of Comics. It’s a collection of thirteen interviews, conversations, and panel transcripts focusing on Kane and his aesthetics. The pieces that Groth collects highlight the legendary artist’s thoughts on the potential and limitations of the medium, his relationship with other creators, and Kane’s place within the larger context of comics history. As Groth reveals, this book was long in the making, and it’s the first of several Gil Kane-related works that Fantagraphics will publish in the coming years.


Radio Free Asgard 305

This week we continue our run of Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok with issue #8! Thor and Regn fight the trouble startin’, punkin’ instigating hordes of Surt! It’s fear addicted danger illustrated!

Radio Free Asgard 304

Now that Painting Week is over, we’re heading back in time a few years to cover the second IDW Ragnarok trade starting with issue #7! Thor kills a little girl! There are zombies! Stargates! It’s Simonson! What more do you need??!

Radio Free Asgard 226


This week we wrap up our coverage of Book One of Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok series! This episode brings us Stormbringer, more stargates, a dead rodent, and Thor’s return to Asgard! Nuff said!

Radio Free Asgard 225


This week’s is an eventful show! We start off with our reading of The Lay of Loddfafnir, courtesy of Snorri Sturluson, then discuss our upcoming spring break, and finish off covering Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok #5!!

Radio Free Asgard 224


This issue, we cover Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok #4, which manages to make dried apples cool again! Thor makes friends with a troll, and then things get a little heated…

Radio Free Asgard 223


The squirrel is back!! This week we look at Ragnarok #3, in which Thor fights zombies, argues with Ratatosk, and tames a horse…. thing…

It’s the most fun you can have without a lower jaw!

Radio Free Asgard 222


It’s episode 222!! We celebrate by looking at issue #2 of Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok! This issue sees a giant squirrel, lots of fighting, some anachronistic design elements, and more! Nuff said!

Radio Free Asgard 221


RAGNAROK IS HERE! The IDW series by fan-favorite Walt Simonson, that is! This week we start our look at the first six issues as we cover issue #1, which shows some familiar faces in a very different light! It’s Mjolnir-iffic!

Comic Book Central – Bonus Content: Thor & More TerrifiCon Q&A with Walt Simonson and Tom Raney

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