BEHOLD: Thor #379-382! With our hero at his weakest, Thor’s foes come calling! Thor and the Midgard Serpent battle in a clash out of legend! And with all lost, who shall stop Hela and save Asgard?
BEHOLD: Thor #375-378! Hela calls down her dark vengeance! Thor forges armor most mighty! And as Asgard falls prey to dark magicks, who shall stand between the golden city and the fierce frost giants?
BEHOLD: Thor #371-374! Justice Peace travels back in time to stop Zaniac – and save Jane Foster! Sigurd Jarlson finds love and acceptance! And underground, Thor faces the Marauders to save X-Factor!
BEHOLD: Thor #367-369! King Balder is slain – or is he? Thor visits a fairy-tale castle that is not what it seems… And wicked magicks cannot stand against brotherhood and valor!
BEHOLD: Balder the Brave #1-4! Balder rides forth to Hel and returns to a fallen Nornheim! Karnilla’s iron will is not easily broken! And in Jotunheim, the frost giants plan their invasion of Asgard!
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!
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.
KRAKADOOM! 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:
And we’ll be getting to that part of Walter Simonson’s run in just a couple of weeks!
Thank you for visiting our site. This has been, and shall ever be: The Lightning and the Storm!
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?
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!