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Jane Foster

Whether as a nurse, doctor, thunder goddess, or Valkyrie, Jane Foster has always tried to preserve the lives of all beings across the Ten Realms!


Heroes without Borders

in Journey Into Mystery (1952) #84

In her debut comic, Jane Foster joins Donald Blake (Thor’s secret alter ego) on a humanitarian mission to the war-torn nation of San Diablo!

To Become an Immortal!

in Thor (1966) #136

Jane and Thor wish to be married, but first Jane must contend with Odin’s trials to prove herself worthy!

One Life to Give

in Thor (1966) #236

Jane is mortally wounded in the midst of a battle between Thor and the Absorbing Man, but her romantic rival Lady Sif comes to her aid!

What If?

in What If? (1977) #10

A prophecy of things to come, Midgard-born Jane Foster becomes Thordis, Goddess of Thunder! Several decades before this What If became reality, Jane Foster wields the mighty Mjolnir in this prescient tale!

Last Days of Midgard

in Thor: God of Thunder (2012) #24

Despite battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, Jane still has the strength to serve as Midgard’s representative in the Congress of Worlds!

Goddess of Thunder

in Thor (2014) #1

With Thor no longer worthy to wield Mjolnir, Jane takes up his mantle to fight for the safety of the Ten Realms! Continue with Mighty Thor (2015).

Death of the Mighty Thor

in Mighty Thor (2015) #700

If Jane turns into Thor one more time it could kill her – but no one else can stand against the might of the Mangog! Try this arc’s Reading List!

Entry to Valhalla

in Mighty Thor: At the Gates of Valhalla (2018) #1

Thor may have perished, but Jane Foster’s power to inspire lives on — even in the far future! Don’t miss this tribute to Jason Aaron’s epic tale of Thor and the mighty hammer Mjolnir.

Thor Once More

in War of the Realms (2019) #2

Now recovered from her cancer and fully back to work, Jane Foster is swept into the war for Midgard and Asgard when Malekith and his hordes take New York. Teaming up with Valkyrie Brunnhilde, Foster defended the Realms as Frigga's proxy All-Mother, and later returned to her Thor persona in the show-stopping event finale.

Valkyrie: Jane Foster

in Valkyrie: Jane Foster (2019) #1

Armed with Undrjarn the All-Weapon, Jane Foster rises as an all-new Valkyrie! Following WAR OF THE REALMS, Jane took on dual roles as a morgue doctor and ferrywoman to the dead. But her days of punching are far from over...

A Wolf in Their Wake...

in The Mighty Valkyries (2021) #1

Jane Foster believed she was the only Valkyrie left—but the fight against the King in Black proved her wrong! The Valkyries must redefine their roles in a changing world—and Asgard’s not going to make it easy. When Loki comes to Jane with rumors of a beast stalking the souls of Midgard, she leaps into action as Valkyrie—but she’s not the only one after the strange wolf’s hide...