Episode 8: Of Frogs and Men

BEHOLD: Thor #363-366! Thor, Beta Ray Bill, and the Power Pack face Kurse’s rage! Thor becomes a frog – but is no less a hero! And in Asgard, Odin’s successor is chosen in a manner most unexpected!

Episode 7: The Executioner’s Last Stand

BEHOLD: Thor #360-362! The Einherjar charge into Hel to keep an oath long promised! Hela and Thor grapple for mortal souls – and Thor’s own! And on the Bridge of Gjallerbru… Skurge stands alone.

Greetings, Geek & Sundry Readers!

The Lightning and the Storm Thor Walter Simonson PodcastKRAKADOOM! Truly, we are thrilled and honored to have been interviewed by Geek & Sundry – the questions posed by Tom Pinchuk were worthy in the extreme, and we had a fantastic time talking Thor comics with him.

If you’re new to The Lightning and the Storm, you may have a few questions. Who are we? Where should you start listening? Is there really such a thing as Frog Thor?

Who we are:
We are Miles Stokes of Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men and Elisabeth Allie of GeekCraft Expo, and The Lightning and the Storm is our 13-episode love letter to Walter Simonson’s epic 1980s run of The Mighty Thor. Listen to our podcast for commentary, epic dramatizations of key scenes, and our picks for things like the Hel’s Haberdashery Award (best Asgardian headgear)!

Where you should start listening:
You can start with Episode 1: The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill, which covers the first four issues of Walter Simonson’s run. We also have a “zero issue” episode available to IndieGogo supporters of $5 or more, which features the two non-Walter Simonson fill-in issues that take place later in the run. It’s actually the first episode we ever recorded, so it’s a little looser (and has a different intro song) than our regular episodes. Like what you hear? We encourage you to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and elsewhere – and rate and review us so other folks can find us!

Is there really such a thing as Frog Thor?
Boy howdy, yes there is:

Frog Thor Walter SimonsonAnd we’ll be getting to that part of Walter Simonson’s run in just a couple of weeks!

Other places to find us
Feel free to join us on social media to talk about comics, Thor, or whatever else you’re into. We’re on Twitter at @thelightningand, on Facebook, and on Tumblr!

Thank you for visiting our site. This has been, and shall ever be: The Lightning and the Storm!

Episode 6: Aftermath (and Afterglow)

BEHOLD: Thor #355 & 357-359! Thor seeks solace in the icy wastes and finds unexpected hospitality! Lorelei makes her move… again! And on Midgard, Beta Ray Bill and the Lady Sif fight… communism?

Episode 5: Surtwar, Part II

BEHOLD: Thor #352-354! Heroes and demons clash across Midgard! Odin and his sons stand against the destruction of the Nine Worlds themselves! And amid sorrow and rage arrives Death herself!

Episode 4: Surtwar, Part I

BEHOLD: Thor #349-351! The brothers of Odin face Surtur of Muspellheim at the dawn of time! Asgard’s antagonists come to its aid! And in the streets of New York City, gods and mortals unite!

Episode 3: The Casket of Ancient Winters

BEHOLD: Thor #345-348! The tragic duty of Eric and Roger Willis! The wickedness of Malekith the Accursed and his Dark Elves! And – Midgard’s unexpected winter is but a precursor to its fiery doom!

Episode 2: The Last Viking

BEHOLD: Thor #341-344! The vengeance of Fafnir the Dragon! The tragedy and triumph of Eilif the Lost! Balder the Brave’s worst day ever! And far beyond the fields we know, the sword… is forged!

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As mentioned in this episode: Avengers Prime is the Alan Davis-penciled (and Brian Michael Bendis-written) miniseries co-starring Thor!

Episode 1: The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill

BEHOLD: Thor #337-340! The arrival of Beta Ray Bill, Thor’s worthiest ally! The valor of Lady Sif, a true warrior born! And the beginning of the greatest run of comics of all – Walter Simonson’s Thor!

Preview Episode: Fill-in Fury! (Thor #356 & 370)

Donors, check your email: IT IS HERE! Our special donors-only “zero issue” episode is live–with a VERY special, one-time-only intro. Thank you SO much to everyone who helped make this happen–we are so excited and we could not have done it without you!

Details on how to access the episode will be in the inbox of whatever email address you use for Indiegogo.

If you’d like to check it out but haven’t donated – it’s not too late!