Manhunter (#442, 1974)
While Walter Simonson was in art school, he became interested in the challenges of creating comic books. He wrote and drew a 50-page graphic story 'The Star Slammers' for his senior degree project. In 1972, he began drawing comic books professionally as a freelance artist.
Working for several companies he drew characters such as 'Dr. Fate', the 'Metal Men', 'Hercules Unbound', 'Batman', and 'The Hulk'. In 1983, he started writing and drawing the adventures of 'The Mighty Thor' for Marvel Comics. For his work on Thor he won the Haxtur Prize Award as Best Writer.
During the 1990s, Walt Simonson worked on a number of projects. Some titles he was involved with include 'X-Factor', the 'Avengers', the 'Fantastic Four', 'Cyberforce', and 'GEN-13'. Walter then created the on-going monthly series 'Orion' for DC Comics.