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'Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor' is a solid primer before 'Thor: Love and Thunder'
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‘Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor’ is a solid primer before ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Catch up on Jane Foster’s Thor with the new ‘Marvel-Verse’ paperback.

Jane Foster gets the Marvel-Verse treatment this week in Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor. If you’re unfamiliar with the format, be sure to read my reviews for Marvel-Verse: America, Moon KnightMoon GirlMorbiusThor, Spider-ManHawkeyeDoctor StrangeShang-ChiCaptain MarvelDeadpool & WolverineIron ManVenomThanos, and Black Panther — each one features various stories from the title character’s history. With Jane Foster becoming a lot more famous with Thor: Love and Thunder arriving in theaters this July, it’s the perfect time for a taste-tester.

Out of most of the Marvel-Verse trade paperbacks, this one might be the most encompassing of a character’s run from beginning to end.. Of course, it’s rather easy to feel thorough since Jane Foster’s Thor was created in 2014! Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor gives an origin, some adventures, and then where Jane Foster goes after her time as Thor. Her character was quite unique since when Jane transformed into Thor she became a more boisterous and rowdy character similar to Thor in his early years. That makes for some interesting moments as she’s rather unconventional.

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Collected here is a three-page primer on Jane Foster Thor by Robie Thompson and Valerio Schiti, her first appearance as Thor in Thor #2 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman, the Warriors Three testing her in a story by Nd Stevenson and Marguerite Sauvage, that time Thor forced a kiss on Sam Wilson by Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar, Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru’s cute multiverse adventure, and finally Al Ewing and Jason Arron revealing Jane Foster’s next form as Valkyrie with art by Cafu.

This isn’t every story Jane Foster Thor has appeared in by any means, but as a tight outline of her character it gets the job done. Running only 128 pages it’s a rather good primer and will likely feature character moments that’ll feature in the upcoming movie.

Wrapping up this collection is a fun throwback tale from Journey Into Mystery #100 by Stan Lee and Don Heck. This story has Jane as an assistant to Donald Blake from the 1960s. It’s a nice way to show how far Jane has come after reading the tales that come before it in this collection.

The digest-sized Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor gets the job done if you’re in a pinch and want to learn more about Jane Foster’s role as Thor. It may not be completely comprehensive, but it has almost all the most important markers for the character.

'Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor' is a solid primer before 'Thor: Love and Thunder'
‘Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor’ is a solid primer before ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor
The digest-sized Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor gets the job done if you're in a pinch and want to learn more about Jane Foster's role as Thor. It may not be completely comprehensive, but it has almost all the most important markers for the character.
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A good taste tester for the character and her arc as Thor
Filled with great art from cover to cover
A nice primer if you need to learn about the character quickly
Per usual with this line of trades it isn't thorough enough to feel complete
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