Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter

This has just been mentioned in Mr Joe Quesada’s regular Cup Of Joe…

JM: And another look into the future: June sees Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter, in which Beta Ray Bill gets the idea to hunt and kill Galactus. It’s a three-issue mini-. What the impetus behind pulling Beta Ray Bill into a series of his own?

JQ: Well, we had a lot of great fan feedback about Beta Ray Bill’s appearance in Secret Invasion: Thor, and he’s one of those characters that fans seem to have a real affinity for. But the story itself — Beta Ray Bill is on a mission to hunt and kill Galactus — is going to be packed with action and a helluva lot of fun. Three-issues by Kieron Gillen and Kano, with covers by Patrick Zircher!

I suspect I’ll talk more about this nearer the time, but after I wrote BETA RAY BILL: THE GREEN OF EDEN Mr Warren Simons asked what direction I’d take Bill in next. And, for once, my ideas could be summed up really succinctly: Beta Ray Bill has to hunt and kill Galactus.

Which is, for those who don’t know Galactus, proper mental.

Cue trouble!

You have no idea how much fun the phrase “BETA RAY BILL: GODHUNTER” is to write. Comics continue to be awesome.

Looks great! I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one. I hear that Galactus’ Achilles heal is that he is really, really, ticklish. Beta Ray Bill just needs to find some sort of Gigantic feather, and the battle will be won!

SPOILERS!!!!!

KG

SPPPAAAAAAACE HOOOORSE!

Jeez Kieron, first LaFuente, now Kano. You’re getting to work with all of my favourite under-rated artists.
Slightly off-topic, where the hell’s PG2 #2, eh? Anyone would think that you’re having to prioritise actual paying work over the unpaid stuff…oh, wait…

Sol: He certainly is.

Chris: I live around the corner from Lafuente, so he’s easy to bully.

I’m doing everything so PG2.2 gets out. Alas, it’s pretty much entirely out of my hands. I actually finished the whole series last July.

KG

I love BRB. He’s a space horse Thor, what could be cooler?

It must be a fight to not use the phrase ‘why the long face?’ at least once an issue, though.

Fantastic news! I’m a fan of all sorts of third or fourth tier Marvel characters like Bill. I look forward to this with baited breath. Seriously.

Ooooooh, you bastard.
HORSEFACE!
Congrats!

And Kano is fucking brill.

Sorry Chris, my fault! PG, while it’s closest to my heart, isn’t paying the rent right now. I’m clearing up a batch of paid work so I can get a straight run at getting on with it without fear of, you know, being turfed out or starving.

SHIT. THE. BED.

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Holeeee shitsauce. And here I didn’t think I’d be getting any more Bill love. Hurray!

K: Oooh, you can find out what happens in Ultimate Comics Spiderman before most then. How exciting! I will be hounding him at Bristol for a sketch this year…

J: S’alright Jamie, I assumed as much. I’ve got a copy of your second Cable on my desk right now, and it’s lovely. It’s slightly weird seeing you drawing people smashing through doors and blowing things up, but great nonetheless.
BTW, isn’t that new Metric track brill!

What makes Galactus so tough anyway?

He can wear a three-storey electro-kilt – in the traditional MacLactus tartan, and in the traditional Scottish way – in the vacuum of space.

And he can make it look good.

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Yeah, well questionable fashion sense aside (drafty spaceballs) – Didn’t Thor beat Galactus before? How will this be so different?