The secret is out and comic fans now know that Thor is Dr. Jane Foster who when wielding Mjolnir gets the power of Thor. The crazy thing is that while Thor is all powerful Dr. Foster, unfortunately, is not as she currently battles cancer when not saving the realms as the Goddess of Thunder.
This interpretation reminds me of the Donald Blake version of Thor that also dealt with a frail alter ego. While many fans were uncertain of a female wielding the power of Thor I have found the writing from the previous series to be solid and really think this new series will continue that trend. The Thor of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe has lots to contend with including enemies both old and new and, of course, the disease that is killing her mortal form. Check out the preview and be on the look out for issue #1 when it goes on sale on November 11th.
Bring The Thunder – Your First Look at THE MIGHTY THOR #1!
The New York Times #1 Best Seller Returns!
New York, NY—October 20th, 2015 —This November, the lightning returns. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at THE MIGHTY THOR #1 – the new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman! Now is your chance to jump on-board the popular storyline of the new Thor as it charges headlong into the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe! Her identity has finally been revealed as Dr. Jane Foster. When she lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the Mighty Thor! Eight months have passed since the end of Secret Wars – her enemies are many, and they are everywhere. As Asgard descends further into chaos, war begins to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a more personal and deadly foe – the cancer that is killing her mortal form. Be there as her story begins anew this November in THE MIGHTY THOR #1!