Last month, Jane Foster, Marvel's Goddess of Thunder, finally fell in battle. This week, the Mighty Thor gets a fitting sendoff - but as is so often the case with comics, the end of one story is merely the beginning of another. And some stories of Asgard's fiercest defender are not quite over yet.
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Last week, Jane Foster, Marvel's Mighty Thor, fought her final battle. As far as we know, she is no more, and a relaunch of the Thor series that will see the Odinson restored as the God of Thunder is coming.
It's a sad time, because Jane's arrival heralded one of the best continuous runs on a comic in recent Marvel history.
Russell Dauterman's work alongside colorist Matthew Wilson makes The Mighty Thor one of the most sumptuous-looking comics on store shelves right now. So when Empire Magazine got Dauterman to draw them a Thor vs. Hela cover for its latest issue, the artist produced something that truly can only be described as Thor-some.
The Thor Corps., a squad of Marvel heroes like Storm and Dazzler who all wielded different versions of Mjolnir, was one of the more novel ideas to come out of 2015's Secret Wars event. In this week's The Mighty Thor, one of the Mjolnirs that went missing post-Secret Wars has suddenly shown up -- with a brand new owner.
The Phoenix Force is one of the deadliest entities in the entire Marvel universe, a roiling mass of pure destruction that leaves nothing but cinders in its wake. Usually, it's associated with the iconic Phoenix sagas in the pages of X-Men, but now the entity is back -- and playing its part in a totally unexpected story.
There are a lot of people connected to the Thor mythology floating around in Marvel comics right now. There's Jane Foster, the current God of Thunder. There's the Odinson, the former Thor. And there's a mysterious new "War Thor", the new wielder of the Ultimate Universe's Mjolnir. And they're about to team up.