Prolific writer Brian Keene discusses being part of the writing team for THOR: METAL GODS, a new episodic prose and audio adventure from Serial Box and Marvel.

Fictitious interview with THOR: METAL GODS writer Brian Keene

To kick off Season Five of Fictitious, I’m talking with Brian Keene, one of the writers on the new Serial Box and Marvel production, THOR: METAL GODS.

Brian has authored more than 50 horror, crime, and fantasy novels, and written for DC and Marvel Comics properties and other media tie-ins, including Doctor Who and The X-Files.

Now, as part of the Serial Box team, he is co-writing a prose and audio drama space adventure series that follows fan favorite Asgardians Thor and Loki on a quest for a dangerous alien artifact. They are joined by a Korean tiger-goddess, a gender-fluid space pirate, Frost Giant mercenaries, and a number of familiar faces and races from Marvel Comics.

Along with audio narration from actor Daniel Gillies, expect a tale of high adventure, brotherly rivalries, complex relationships, hidden agendas, and a dash of goth metal and even K-Pop. THOR: METAL GODS is available now as a 15 episode series on

THOR: METAL GODS from Serial Box and Marvel


A space adventure on an epic scale, Marvel’s Thor: Metal Gods propels Thor and Loki on a quest to recover a dangerous alien artifact. Together with a Korean tiger-goddess, a charismatic, gender-fluid space pirate, and Frost Giant mercenaries, the sons of Odin must each confront their pasts and face the truth behind the destruction of a planet that Thor once tried to help. Tinged with humor, celestial horror, complex relationships, space battles, barroom brawls, and blasts of sheer fun.

About Brian Keene

Brian Keene writes novels, comic books, stories, journalism, and other words for money. He is the author of over fifty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and fantasy genres.

His 2003 novel, The Rising, is credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s recurrent interest in zombies.

He has written for such Marvel and DC properties as Thor, Doom Patrol, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Devil-Slayer, Superman, and Masters of the Universe, as well as his own critically acclaimed creator-owned comic series The Last Zombie. Keene has also written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, and Aliens.

Keene also hosts the popular podcasts The Horror Show with Brian Keene and Defenders Dialogue, both of which air weekly on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, and elsewhere.

The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania with author Mary SanGiovanni.

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FICTITIOUS is a YouTube show and podcast that delves into the craft of Science Fiction & Fantasy storytelling through interviews with authors and other professional writers. Hosted & produced by Adron Buske.

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