Marvel Announces Loki and Jane Foster Team-Up Series
Jane Foster has yet to wield Mjolnir cinematically, which will happen on-screen during Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), but in the pages of the comics, she's already established herself as the mighty Thor, God of Thunder. Now, she's teaming up with the God of Mischief.
Marvel announced The Mighty Valkyries, a limited series written by Torunn Grønbekk alongside Jason Aaron, who have been bringing the many tales of Asgard to life. Mattia De Iulis will be illustrating the series and will have their art featured on the first five covers. a synopsis from Marvel Comics breaks down just what to look forward to in their team-up event.
"After their cataclysmic showdown with Knull in KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES, Asgard’s greatest warriors will embark on another glorious quest in a brand-new series.
Launching in April, THE MIGHTY VALKYRIES will be crafted by the returning all-star creative team of writers Jason Aaron and Torunn Grønbekk and artist Mattia de Iulis.
Jane Foster believed she was the only Valkyrie left – but the fight against Knull, the King in Black, proved her wrong. Now the Valkyries must redefine their roles in a changing world – and Asgard’s not going to make it easy. When Loki comes to Jane with rumors of a beast stalking the souls of Midgard, she leaps into action along with the mysterious new Valkyrie who just made her highly-anticipated debut in KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #1. But does Jane’s new ally have other priorities? Years ago, this ancient warrior made a promise to a woman she loved. And now, it’s time for her to follow through."
As teased by the cover art and the official series summary, the new comic will bring together numerous Asgardians. “I could say that it's a story about ancient magic, dying worlds, talking horses, and forgotten forces, and while that would all be true, it's also about finding back to life — after loss, illness, stagnation, and imprisonment," Grønbekk said, "This story is big, cosmic, and mythical," said Grønbekk. "The wolves are let loose, an old god is back, and life is finding its way into Hel. People are dying on Midgard, and even Loki has a part to play (which is rarely a good sign for, well, anyone but Loki). Though our Valkyries begin the journey in two different galaxies, their paths soon meet. But there are twists and turns in their way, and nothing and no-one is quite what they seem. They will have to ask the right questions and make hard choices before they can unravel the mystery they both find themselves in.
The Mighty Valkyries #1, written by Torunn Grønbekk and Jason Aaron, featuring the illustrative talent of Mattia De Iulis, will be available for purchase in April 2021.