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Jane Foster and the Mighty Thor #1: Review

Jun 2022
Torunn Gronbeckk, Michael Dowling

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Part One of Five

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Jane Foster and the Mighty Thor #1 Review by (June 8, 2022)

Review: It’s pretty hard to tell from the first issue of a miniseries but this one is full of action, centering on an invasion of Asgard by its massed enemies (a few of the usual suspects) but featuring Jane Foster’s internal debate over whether to pick up Mjolnir and become Thor once more to defeat the bad guys and find the Odinson. The most poignant bit is Jane Valkyrie’s encounter with the elderly woman, taking her to Valhalla at the end of a long life.  Clearly this miniseries has been put together to create interest in the upcoming film THOR: BLOOD AND THUNDER and vice versa, so here's hoping they are both good.

Comments: Runa is one of the original Valkyries, introduced in KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES. Tony Stark/Iron Man appears only on the other end of a comm device.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Jane Foster and the Mighty Thor #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

A mysterious masked woman in a red cloak visits various Asgardian villains in their respective prisons, promising them freedom for joining an invasion of Asgard: Algrim the Strong (the former Kurse), Ulik, Hela Goddess of Death, and Tyr. Only Hela demurs so the rest join the plot….

In New York’s Central Park, Valkyrie (Jane Foster) and Roz Solomon (agent of Wakanda) have joined with Captain America and Iron Man to locate a threat. Jane spies an elderly woman named Annelli whose death is imminent from a heart condition but then discovers that everyone’s death is imminent. Jane identifies a man with a briefcase as the threat so Roz and Cap confront him; the man is revealed to be a mechanical construct which opens to reveal a bomb. Roz neutralizes it and Jane sees Anneli who, in turn, can see her. She summons Mister Horse to take the lady for her final ride to Valhalla….

Later at home, Jane hears a sound and then the bloody Mjolnir crashes through her window. She cries out to Sif...

…who is standing in her place on the Rainbow Bridge where she can see the coming attack on Asgard. She summons Beta Ray Bill and tells Jane that Thor is missing and asks her to find him. She dispatches Mister Horse to bring back Runa who is in Ohio on a date with a girl named Michelle. In Asgard, ships arrive commanded by Algrim and they launch gravitational drop bombs on the city; these do not explode but, like small black holes, engulf and consume their targets. Then Sif learns that hey are being attacked from underground by Ulik and the troll army. At home, Jane ponders picking up the hammer and becoming Thor but decides not to; Odin’s spirit in the hammer argues with her but she chooses not to use the Thor power until it is absolutely necessary….

The woman in the red cloak reports to the mastermind behind the invasion—Amora the Enchantress—who gives her leave to don anything she wants with Asgard but she wants Thor, who we see underwater hiding from a giant serpent….



Michael Dowling
Michael Dowling
Jesus Aburtov
Ryan Stegman (Cover Penciler)
J. P. Mayer (Cover Inker)
Marte Gracia (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Sabino.

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Hela
Hela

(Goddess of Death)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)
Valkyrie
Valkyrie

(Jane Foster)

Plus: Roz Solomon, Runa.

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