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!


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!

Episode 0: Fill-in Fury!

BEHOLD: Thor #356 & 370! Miles and Elisabeth recorded this preview episode as a reward for the donors who helped fund this podcast. Now, more than two years later, we present it to all of Midgard!


Today, we recorded our donors-only preview episode: glorious discourse on The Mighty Thor #356 and #370, the two fill-in issues that take place during Walter Simonson’s run on the book! It was a ton of fun, and I think folks are going to enjoy the Hel out of it.

In about a week, we and our producer Kyle Yount will have the episode ready and will send it out to all of our $5+ donors. (If you’d like to be one of those, it’s totally not too late!)

Then, on May 7th, we’ll release our first actual episode, covering The Mighty Thor #337-340: Simonson’s first arc and the first appearance of Beta Ray Bill. SO EXCITED.

Donors, keep an eye on your email next weekend – verily, epic glories await!


Welcome to the home of THOR: The Lightning and the Storm, a 13-episode podcast love letter to Walter Simonson’s epic 1980s run on The Mighty Thor!

Starting May 7th, join us for the epic highs and lows that only Viking space-gods can experience: Noble alien horse-dudes! Star-sized fire giants trying to burn down the universe! Villains redeemed through valiant and legitimately tear-jerking sacrifice! And yes, that one time Thor was a cape-wearing frog for a surprisingly long time!

We’ll marvel at the glories of about four issues per episode, stopping along the way to discuss the most elaborate hats in the Nine Realms, the most metal mythological moments, and the relative merits of BARRROOOOMMM versus KRAKA-DOOOM!

THOR: The Lightning and the Storm is entirely listener-supported. Please click the DONATE link on the left sidebar to help us bring you from Midgard to Asgard and back over the next twelve weeks and unlock some extras – including a special donors-only preview episode!