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Since the start of the new THOR series, by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman, everyone has been wondering who became Thor after Odinson became unworthy to hold Mjolnir. In an interview with New York Times, writer Jason Aaron revealed all.

Warning: THOR #8 is spoiled here. Do NOT scroll down if you want this to remain a mystery! Also, avoid the comment section too because people will be talking about it there as well.

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So who is behind the mask? One time girlfriend Dr Jane Foster. Aaron discussed the character in the interview.

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

Most of the new readers seem to be women and young girls, which is great... You’re seeing more and more comics that appeal to that audience... Usually when I say I write comics for a living, I kind of get blank stares... Now, when I say I write Thor, they say, ‘You’re the lady Thor guy?’ Yup. That’s me.”

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See the whole reveal for yourself when THOR #8 hits stores on Wednesday, May 13.

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#1 Edited by DanDiDio_ (23 posts) - - Show Bio

This is stupid. This is why DC is soooo much better!

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#2 Posted by AndySynn (89 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking forward to reading the whole thing. I like where this story arc has been going and how it's been developed.

Plus the fact that she's still dying adds a nice twist and a tease of inherent tragedy to her time as Thor.

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#3 Posted by Sammo21 (733 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, not the first time.

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#4 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh. That's cool, though to be really honest I would like to know if Odinson survived the secret wars. Good for Jane Foster though

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#5 Edited by z3ro180 (8778 posts) - - Show Bio

God dame it Aaron This is the stupidest thing that could have happend in this comic.

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#6 Posted by TheRealDavidSGoyer (24 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by NimaMindTricks (4684 posts) - - Show Bio

.......

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#9 Posted by GodOfMischief (708 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, what? I was hoping it would be a different character or an original one.

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#10 Posted by senglord (2773 posts) - - Show Bio

@dandidio_: Except when it comes to sales and marketing. And TV. And films.

You guys do have Batman. And filler characters.

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#11 Posted by BigL (622 posts) - - Show Bio

Well that's disappointing

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#14 Posted by The Average Bear (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

I was hoping it would be Jane rather than Roz. Nice twist, Marvel, but the bait-and-switch thing was sort of annoying

Also why are people saying she's gonna die? She's a member of the post-Secret War Avengers team. We'll probably have to guess the identity of the new Iron Man. Marvel, get another trick

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#16 Posted by z3ro180 (8778 posts) - - Show Bio

Really really stupid, you even had her directly refuse magic when Thor offered to take her to Asgard and have their mages cure her,cancer. So to have her so no to that but then use a FRAKING Magic hammer to fight crime is really really fucking stupid...really stupid.

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#17 Posted by Asgaard (4376 posts) - - Show Bio

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House of ideas? Thordis?

At least that is how i m going to call her from now on Thordis...

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#18 Posted by viin (953 posts) - - Show Bio

Jane Foster? How disappointing..

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#20 Edited by superhoodie (614 posts) - - Show Bio

@andysynn: I agree with what you said and I liked to know that it is Jane Foster.

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#21 Posted by Orrsome28 (122 posts) - - Show Bio

Every bit of that monologue describes the real Thor... I fail to see where he falls short.

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#22 Edited by laabitres (801 posts) - - Show Bio

dammit i wanted it to be someone else -sigh-

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#23 Edited by deactivated-097092725 (10555 posts) - - Show Bio

I've had time to process this, and I feel the same as I did previously. Which is to say, better Jane than Roz.

I'm hoping there will be a logical explanation for the Mjolnir killing her (or making her cancer worse). Also, it would seem the whisper has to do with her and her health predicament at the moment. Which I would want to be proven wrong because that would really, really suck.

Still, the art is beautiful. I hope Aaron is responsible with his take on cancer. It's really touchy, especially when taking into consideration the cancer started out as breast which is a huge real life problem.

I would have still preferred Freyja.

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#24 Posted by k4tzm4n (41737 posts) - - Show Bio

So it's not Stilt-Woman? BOOK = DROPPED.

#NotMyThor

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#25 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

So... how did she get to the moon?

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#26 Posted by JJ_Was_Here (513 posts) - - Show Bio

What are the chances Natalie Portman comes back after Ragnorok?

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#27 Posted by Charlie_1981 (42 posts) - - Show Bio

The Enchantress would have been a lot better choice, what a pity the new Thor isn´t her.

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#28 Edited by jayc1324 (26421 posts) - - Show Bio

Dumb

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#31 Posted by Cap10nate (3629 posts) - - Show Bio

So... how did she get to the moon?

She was on Asgard since she joined the Council of Worlds whenever it was floating right by the moon when all the Asgardians were watching Thor try to lift it. She could have been with them and no one noticed her stay behind. That's why I always contended it was Jane the whole time although I thought they completely tipped their hand last issue that it was Roz when they showed her car floating above Roxxon.

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#32 Edited by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

So... how did she get to the moon?

wasn't Asgardia at the moon checking out the hammer?

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#33 Edited by Asgaard (4376 posts) - - Show Bio

@jj_was_here said:

What are the chances Natalie Portman comes back after Ragnorok?

Wait do you believe this story can translate to live action? It's very flawed in comics!? Pick Mjolnir and becomes Thor? Thor Dark World was what it was (compliments from Jane and Darcy), but this story would take foolishness in the MCU to another level, and as proven in several comics the MCU has direct influence in the current MU, not the other way around...

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#34 Posted by Iron Fist Angel (264 posts) - - Show Bio

It's shame really - Thor is one of my favourite characters and Jason Aaron is one of my favourite writers, but I can't get into this series at all. I couldn't have cared less who the new Thor was. I only care about one "Thor" and it's not this one.

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#35 Posted by ScrappyDont27 (531 posts) - - Show Bio

I do not read Thor, just clicked on this to read people complain, very entertaining

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#36 Edited by jayc1324 (26421 posts) - - Show Bio

So he basically admits that these first eight issues have been pointless.

And the dialogue there is dumb because Thor has learned humility before and knows how precious human life is. She's worthy because she's a mortal, which makes no sense.

"The world needs a Thor" yet nothing even happened to the real thor. There isn't "a", Thor is Thor, worthy of the hammer or not, and he still protects earth.

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#37 Posted by Mooty_Pass (9840 posts) - - Show Bio

So... how did she get to the moon?

LOL that's what I was thinking

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#38 Posted by sasquatch888 (716 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180 said:

Really really stupid, you even had her directly refuse magic when Thor offered to take her to Asgard and have their mages cure her,cancer. So to have her so no to that but then use a FRAKING Magic hammer to fight crime is really really fucking stupid...really stupid.

I agree

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#39 Posted by Xaos (1126 posts) - - Show Bio

I do not read Thor, just clicked on this to read people complain, very entertaining

Hell, I was just curious, and after reading the whole thread, I ended just like you.

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#40 Edited by KritikalMassX (1510 posts) - - Show Bio

@dandidio_ said:

This is stupid. This is why DC is soooo much better!

And how long did you have wait until you thought to yourself, "Hey...maybe we should do a cinematic universe"? Thought so.

But I always knew that it would be Jane, so I ain't mad at this.

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#41 Posted by Neghead (1273 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.comicvine.com/profile/neghead/lists/top-10-characters-i-know-isn-t-she-thor-but-wish-w/57187/

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#42 Posted by superior_prime_maybe (1360 posts) - - Show Bio

Called it! I so knew it!

But why is it becoming thor killing her. Cancer is killing her sure, but the mjonir shouldnt do her any harm.

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#44 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (26383 posts) - - Show Bio

-_-

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#45 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (26383 posts) - - Show Bio

Thorta is still an Mary Sue.

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#46 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (26383 posts) - - Show Bio

hold on

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#47 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (26383 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy sh*t

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#49 Posted by adamTRMM (9006 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324 said:

"The world needs a Thor" yet nothing even happened to the real thor. There isn't "a", Thor is Thor, worthy of the hammer or not, and he still protects earth.

He became worthless. Since what makes Thor a Thor is the worthiness, it was never about Thor.... Wait a second...

Anyway, I guess his loss of worthiness is him "failing" in one (?) of these subscription she specifies, cause she knows better...

Also, you'd think that Mjolnir would have healed here, but plots must go on.

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#50 Edited by Asgaard (4376 posts) - - Show Bio

@ms-lola said:

I hope Aaron is responsible with his take on cancer. It's really touchy, especially when taking into consideration the cancer started out as breast which is a huge real life problem.

Tricky writing, as Asgard reader can you understand how this plot fits Asgard and Thor? I really can't...