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In 1983, Walter Simonson decided to spice up a boring old title called Thor by going in a radically new direction. Thor’s dad – Odin – gave the magical Thor powers to Beta Ray Bill, a bionic alien. That’s right, a BIONIC ALIEN with the power of the Thunder God. Walt, you’re blowing our minds here!

Walter Simonson’s writing run lasted from isse #337-382. He handled the interior art until about #367 when Sal Buscema took over. Enjoy this excerpt where Beta Ray Bill gets his god power!

Collector’s Guide:
– From The Mighty Thor #339.
– Reprinted in the Thor Omnibus featuring the complete Walter Simonson stories.