"My own interest in mythology predates my knowing Jack's stuff. I was reading mythology back in junior high and high school. I can remember the first time I came across Beowulf in fifth grade. I didn't discover Marvel comics until I was in college, but there're some parallel interests there. What I would like to do, mainly, is use the stuff as a springboard and then go off in my own direction."
Walt Simonson quote from his interview in COMIC BOOK ARTIST #10