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Interview: Minimates with Walt And Louise Simonson

 

Between them, Louise and Walt Simonson have created some of comics most beloved characters. Now, we test their character-building skills...with MINIMATES!  They join PREVIEWSworld Weekly's Troy-Jeffrey Allen to create Minimates and talk about how they first met, working for Marvel in the 1980s, and more!

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Walter Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
WALTER SIMONSON'S MIGHTY THOR ARTISAN EDITION, collecting seven complete issues of Simonson's Transcendent run on The Mighty Thor, including the groundbreaking first story arc that introduced Beta Ray Bill. Each page has been scanned from the original art in Walter Simonson's personal archives, ensuring that these stories are presented as closely as possible to the actual hand-drawn artwork. While appearing to be in black and white, these pages have been meticulously scanned in color so all the subtle nuances of the art are clearly visible, from blue pencil notations, gradients in the ink, plus more-all those wonderful things that make original art unique and beautiful. This is the best of both worlds-an art book that is also a thrilling comic book!
In Shops: May 27, 2020
Final Orders Due: May 04, 2020
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #161
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Louise Simonson (A) Gurihiru (A/CA) June Brigman, Roy Richardson
BELOVED POWER PACK CREATORS LOUISE SIMONSON AND JUNE BRIGMAN GET THE GANG BACK TOGETHER FOR A SPECIAL 80TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
For more than 60 issues, Louise Simonson and June Brigman brought a light and youthfulness to Marvel Comics that had rarely been seen before - or since. Alex, Julie, Katie and Jack Power - four ordinary children granted incredible alien abilities - soared into our hearts with amazing adventures from the Morlocks' sewers to the depths of space. Now Louise and June return for a blast into the past - with a bonus helping of Wolverine and Kitty Pryde! When the Brood crash a Lila Cheney concert, Power Pack jumps into action. But can they fight past their own anxieties - and each other - fast enough to drive off the invasion? Plus: Fan-favorite artist Gurihuri teams up with Louise Simonson for the first time in a special short story!
  Rated T
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $4.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #42
DC COMICS
(W) Louise Simonson (A) Cat Staggs, Joel Ojeda, Jos? Marzan, Laura Braga, Jesus Merino, Andy Owens, Jon Bogdanove (CA) Jerry Ordway
First time in print! Revisit the story that rocked the world in this thriller that explores what happened before, during and after the battle with Doomsday that cost Superman his life! First, the Man of Steel must save an astronaut when a meteor crashes into a space shuttle, then stand between Major Lane and Metallo! Featuring additional chapters following the path of Jimmy Olsen in those fateful hours, plus the aftermath of the loss of a true hero. Collects the 2018 digital series THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN chapters #1-12.
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $16.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #125
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Louise Simonson (A) Mary Wilshire, Mark Badger, Brent Eric Anderson (CA) Bob Wiacek (A/CA) June Brigman
Teen teams are nothing new, but only one super-group got started at age twelve and under! Alex, Julie, Jack, and Katie Power prove you're never too young to save the universe when they use the powers they received from one alien race to foil the schemes of another - the dreaded Snarks! Back on Earth, they meet another new archenemy, General Carmody, a mutantphobe so confused he even targets heroes who AREN'T mutants! Guest-starring Spider-Man, Cloak and Dagger, and Henry Peter Gyrich of Initiative infamy! Collects Power Pack #1-10.
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 27, 2017
SRP: $24.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #110
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Walter Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
Legendary creator Walter Simonson returns to Norse mythology with this epic tale. Ragnarök... the Twilight of the God... the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance. Collects issues #1-6.
In Shops: Oct 25, 2017
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #175
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, More (A) John Romita, Bret Blevins, More (CA) Gus Vazquez
The biggest and best adventures of Marvel's mighty mutants - these are the X-Men Milestones! The Morlocks: a community of mutant outcasts living beneath the streets of Manhattan. The Marauders: professional mutant assassins, employed by a mysterious evil to wipe out the Morlocks! Between the two stand some of Marvel's most heroic: the X-Men, X-Factor, the New Mutants, Power Pack, Daredevil and Thor! But taken by surprise by the Marauders' overwhelming onslaught, can these disparate heroes hope to save any of the Morlocks? And even if they can, what will be the cost? Be there as the X-Men are shattered, Thor is grievously wounded and the Angel is changed forever! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #210-214, X-FACTOR (1986) #9-11, NEW MUTANTS (1983) #46, THOR (1966) #373-374, POWER PACK (1984) #27 and DAREDEVIL (1964) #238.
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 31, 2019
SRP: $34.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #142
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson (A) Kent Williams (A/CA) Jon J. Muth
Two friends. Two mutants. Two X-Men! Havok, gifted with the ability to project devastating plasma bursts. Wolverine, a feral warrior with an uncanny healing factor, an unbreakable Adamantium skeleton and razor-sharp claws. Ambushed by Russian terrorists while on leave in Mexico, the two find themselves caught in a deadly web of international intrigue and betrayal! Can Alex Summers and Logan thwart a plot to bring the Western world to its knees? Beautifully painted artwork combines with fast-paced prose to create a milestone among graphic albums as Havok and Wolverine star in a landmark X-Men story like no other! Collecting HAVOK & WOLVERINE: MELTDOWN #1-4.
Mature
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $24.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #134
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Release! X-Factor Assemble! The newest series of Marvel Minimates shines the spotlight on not just one but TWO X-Factor teams! A member of the classic 1980s X-Factor is paired with a member of the also-classic '90s X-Factor team. Cyclops comes with his brother Havok, Jean Grey comes with Polaris, Beast comes with Wolfsbane, Archangel comes with Jaime Madrox, and if you collect all four sets your get the parts to build Strong Guy! Each 2-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #1026

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