Writer and artist: Walt Simonson Colorist: Laura Martin Letterer: John Workman
Caveat: I'm a fan of Walt Simonson, so this'll probably end up being a fairly biased piece. He's been a part of some of my favorite comics, starting with Marvel's old school Star Wars book, through the classic 1980s X-Factor and latter day works like Judas Coin (which I say very nice things about right here). A fine resume to be certain, but arguably Simonson's finest work is his epic run on Marvel's Thor. In addition to gracing readership with creations like Malekith, Beta Ray Bill, Skurge with a machine gun, and Frog Thor, that particular stretch of comics spotlighted how adept a storyteller Walt Simonson is. IDW is doing The Allfather's work in bringing us Walt Simonson's Ragnarok, which spins the tale of undead Thor in the ruins of Asgard after the Norse apocalypse. If that hook doesn't sell you on this book, you must hate fun because this comic is a nonstop action-packed thrill ride.