Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1

Writer: Jason Aaron, Al Ewing Artist: Cafu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 39
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

JANE FOSTER STARS IN AN ALL-NEW NEW ONGOING SERIES! A new hero emerges straight from the pages of THE WAR OF THE REALMS! For years, you knew her as Dr. Jane Foster, one of Thor's most steadfast companions. Then you knew her as Thor, the Goddess of Thunder, who took up the mantle when no other hero - god or human - was worthy. Now Jane takes on a new role as Valkyrie, guide and ferrywoman to the dead! But her days of punching are far from over. WAR OF THE REALMS master architect Jason Aaron and superstar Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) join forces with rising star artist CAFU for the book that'll have everyone talking!
Rated T+

  • 10 - Tanner Dedmon Jul 24, 2019

    With dark and light tones balanced as well as Valkyrie's coming to terms with her new role, Valkyrie Jane Foster feels promising. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham Jul 24, 2019

    Taking on a surprising yet familiar villain who has gained too much power and gotten a little too big for their britches, this story, combined with some incredible artwork, is shaping up to be one of Marvel's strongest titles to date. A definite must-read and strong contender for best new title of 2019. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 24, 2019

    Jane Foster had been Thor. Its recently been announced that shes going to get to be the thunder goddess in the next MCU Thor film. Thanks to Aaron and Ewings smart construction in this first issue, she really feels MUCH more at home as Valkyrie than she did as Thor. A Valkyrie in one life is a morgue assistant in another. Its such an amusing contrast between hero and civilian persona. Theres great potential here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 25, 2019

    Believe the hype, Midgardians, Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 is wall-to-wall awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jul 25, 2019

    Having read Valkyrie #1, I can see why they built up so much for it. This has been a long journey for Jane Foster. And a long journey for her fans, too, for that matter. But it has been a blast. I think that this series is the perfect follow-up for any fans of the Goddess of Thunder. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jul 25, 2019

    Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 is seamless superhero storytelling. It’s the perfect introduction - from Jane’s new journey as a Valkyrie to her job as a morgue assistant, it all intertwines into superhero greatness, which is made all the more impressive given the long-form evolution the character has already enjoyed the past few years. This story sets up for a very promising title and an intriguing new evolution for Jane Foster, and hits all the notes a new #1 issue should be hitting. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 24, 2019

    Cafu does some impressive and beautiful art in this issue. The character looks amazing and all of the action and spectacle the story requires is rendered beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Jul 29, 2019

    Jane Foster is back and this time she is no longer the Goddess of Thunder, but the wielder of Life, Death and everything in between as the Last of The Valkyries. Welcome to Day 1 Jane! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 24, 2019

    Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 feels like the start of something memorable, just like Mighty Thor. Right now, there is no one tearing down the walls to the mythos of iconic heroes better than Al Ewing and Jason Aaron. After reading this first issue? I put this book down understanding that we never knew Valkyrie as much as we should have! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Jul 23, 2019

    For readers old and new who are interested in Jane's new direction, this is an excellent starting point. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Brazen Bull - Doug Bornhoeft Jul 24, 2019

    The early character creation/shaping of Jane Foster's Valkyrie feels a bit too easy, but as for everything else: the development, the drama, the action, it is moving in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Samantha Puc Jul 24, 2019

    I loved this book from cover to cover and the cliffhanger made me scream out loud. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - pauly p. Jul 24, 2019

    This book is a great way to jump back into Marvel post War Of The Realms, and Jason Aaron continues to show how well he knows and loves the Thor-Verse. Valkyrie manages to straddle the line between funny and serious- having the god like Valkyrie take down campy villains on rollerblades is a fun way to introduce us to the new status quo. It would have been easy to let this book slide into dense melodrama, but Jason Aaron and Al Ewing manage to make Jane Foster compelling in a different way than weve ever seen her before. A lot of plot conveniences happen this issue, but Im more than okay with them at this point because the rest of the story is so well done. Excited to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Jul 23, 2019

    Jane Foster becomes the new Valkyrie without having a grasp on everything she can do. New powers, new responsibilities, new job, this book serves as a great introduction to an old character in a new role. Excited to see how Jane reacts to her new jobs with the dead. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 28, 2019

    Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 is a great start for a comic book that has all the potential to be one of Marvel's best ongoing series. Jason Aaron and Al Ewing did a great job using the aftermath of War of the Realms to create a compelling world around Jane Foster as she has become the last Valkyrie. Cafu's strong artwork further elevates Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 to be a comic that Marvel fans should not miss out on reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jul 24, 2019

    Jane Foster: Valkyrie #1 is a promising start for the series. Expertly delivered exposition, interesting questions about the future, and personal stakes are a perfect recipe for a new beginning. Top notch art solidifies the book in its place in the charts, sure to be one of Marvel's biggest hits. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Jul 29, 2019

    Jane Foster: Valkyrie #1 does feel like a natural extension to Jason Aaron's current epic Thor Run. As a character, Jane Foster has a lot of dimensions and this issue shows there is still plenty of story to tell even if she is not currently the holder of the mighty Mjolnir. This issue will most likely work better for those more familiar with the past run as you will be more comfortable with the general pace so for those stepping in fresh know past history shows things get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Jul 29, 2019

    A fairly solid hero story with a strong character at its center. It is only hindered by its reliance on previous stories throughout Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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