Marvel Comics Reveals The Identity Of The Female Thor

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Marvel Comics has officially confirmed the identity of the all-new, female Thor currently wielding Mjolnir in the pages of Jason Aaron’s Thor series. 

Warning: Major Spoilers ahead for Thor #8.

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Still with us? Right! The new Thor is none other than Thor’s former love interest from the Silver Age, Dr. Jane Foster. While Thor and Foster have not been romantically involved for a couple of years, they have maintained a close friendship. The story reveals that the new heroine to be Dr. Jane Foster, has been battling breast cancer. 

Jason Aaron revealed in an interview with Vulture, that whenever Foster puts the hammer down, she will revert back to her weakened, cancer-plagued mortal form. 

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In another interview, this time with the New York Times, Aaron added:

“Jane Foster has been part of the Thor comics and the Thor mythology from almost the very beginning,” Aaron told The New York Times. “The very act of picking up this hammer, of becoming Thor, is killing her. Where we go from here is the real story.”

How Foster became worthy of the hammer, and how the original Thor lost his worthiness, still remains a mystery, but hopefully more answers will come.

What do you guys think about Jane Foster being worthy of Thor's hammer?

Source: http://comicbook.com/ and http://www.blastr.com/