Miles Stokes, who co-hosts the popular podcast Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, has teamed up with Elisabeth Allie to created THOR: The Lightning and the Storm, a 13-week podcast “love letter to Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor”.
This limited-series podcast is set to explore Walter Simonson’s 1983-1987 run of The Mighty Thor. Simonson’s run on Thor has been incredibly influential for comic professionals, fans, and filmmakers alike, and the upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok is said to be influenced by his work.
You can listen to the first official episode here:
Miles Stokes and Jay Edidin’s work on Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, was named by Entertainment Weekly as one of “20 Podcasts You Need to Hear in 2015,” so we can expect great things here, too. Elisabeth Allie was formerly guest host on several episodes of Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, and formerly worked for the comic retailer Things From Another World.
If X-Men is one of my great comic book loves, then Thor is the other—and on top of that, Walter Simonson’s work on the title may be my favorite run of a comic book ever. Mind-blowingly cosmic art, adventure dialed up to eleven, emotions as intense as the action, and the finest horned helms in all the Nine Realms—this is good stuff, and I’m incredibly psyched to share it with anyone who hits play on our show!
Elisabeth Allie adds:
Miles and I have always had a great time podcasting together, so of course I said yes to THOR: The Lightning and the Storm. I had read some of Simonson’s Thor before, but this is the first time I’ve fully immersed myself in it. So this is a podcast for people who love Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor, but it’s also for people who’ve always meant to read it!
In addition to the first episode, titled “The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill,” THOR: The Lightning and the Storm has a special “zero issue” episode available to all IndieGogo donors of $5 or more.
THOR: The Lightning and the Storm is produced by Kyle Yount, host of the Godzilla podcast Kaijucast, who also provides the voice of Odin. New episodes will go live every Sunday through July 30 and will be available at TheLightningandtheStorm.com