Marvel Comics teases the end of Jane Foster’s tenure as Thor

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:18 AM EDT (Updated)

Look, the story arc is called “The Death of the Mighty Thor,” so it’s not like we’re the ones you have to talk to about spoilers, here. Take it up with the folks at Marvel Comics.

Yes, in a move that some haters have been hoping for since 2014, Jane Foster is apparently going to be giving up her grip on Mjolnir, or at least that’s the tease that Marvel’s laying down for writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman’s MIGHTY THOR #705, available Mar. 21, 2018.

But while that title may seem like it’s giving a whole lot away, series editor Will Moss assures us that nothing is as it seems. “This is it folks,” teases Moss. “The big showdown between Thor and Mangog. The penultimate chapter of ‘The Death of the Mighty Thor.’ Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman have been building to this issue for over three years, and you absolutely do not want to miss this. You may think you know where things are going, but I promise you do not.”

If you’ll recall, back in 2014, Jane Foster, Thor’s longtime love-interest, was revealed to be taking over God of Thunder duties from Thor Odinson. Now, in the arc that started with MIGHTY THOR #700, Thor is facing her “greatest foes,” leading up to a climactic meeting with the “murderous Mangog,” all set against the backdrop of Jane’s terminal cancer, which has her “operating low on lightning and unable to fully bring the thunder,” according to the Marvel tease. Still, when Mangog threatens the fate of Asgard, our worthy warrior is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Judging from the preview for MIGHTY THOR #700 back in October, it may not be all bad news for Thor fans, though: “It’s the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!” So perhaps the haters will be happy again soon, as that sure sounds like Thor Odinson will be wielding Mjolnir again.

Check out the beautiful cover for MIGHTY THOR #705 below, along with preview pages of #703 (out Jan. 17) and #704 (Feb. 21), featuring Dauterman’s arresting inks, then let us know what you’ve thought of Jane Foster’s mighty cape time.  

(via Marvel)