|Walt with his lovely wife, Louise|
I first came across Walt's work by accident, in a one-off Dr. Fate First Issue Special. I was hooked from then on! I devoured his Metal Men and his Manhunter (written by the late great Archie Goodwin). When he moved to Marvel he worked on The Fantastic Four, Thor (a character I had never liked up to that time), and X-Factor, a group of characters who had always deserved the star treatment.
I was lucky enough to meet the Simonsons on one of my trips to the Baltimore Con. They both were super nice and friendly people.
Happy Birthday, Walt Simonson!