Valkyrie: Jane Foster #8

Writer: Jason Aaron, Torunn Gronbekk Artist: Cafu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 22
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

When Earth erupts with a cancerous contagion, it's up to Jane to find the cure. But it'll take more than her medical knowledge to fight off this infection. The source is buried deep in Asgardian legend - the sort only a king would know. Valkyrie finally joins forces with the All-Father of Asgard in a fight for the entire planet!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    GWW - Jessica Chaleff Feb 19, 2020

    The art? What can I say? It's great! The colors pop where it needs to be, and is depressing where it needs to be, and compliments the scenario in action! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 19, 2020

    Aaron and Grnbekk push Jane Foster in a path to self-discovery that fuses perfectly with the overarching action of the series in a way that feels perfectly fluid. Rather than alternating different elements of the heros life, its all deeply integrated. Action sequences find Foster finding more and more about the Valkyrie energy that she is connected worth in one of the most harrowing on-the-job training experiences imaginable.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 19, 2020

    We've jumped from the death of Death to the death of Midgard. Yet this is just another day for Jane Foster as Valkyrie. So far Valkyrie: Jane Foster #8 started us off with a gripping introduction to this new story arc. The stakes have never been higher, and dangers which Valkyrie now face couldn't be more of a challenge. We are all going to want to see how she overcomes this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Feb 20, 2020

    Valkyrie: Jane Foster continues to prove itself as one of the best superhero titles on stands as Jane brings a fresh perspective to the genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Mar 7, 2020

    Valkyrie Jane Foster #8 delivers an adrenaline filled launch to the next arc in Valkyries tale. While I would likely buy textless art books if they were done by CAFU and Aburtov, the writing team brings their A game as well. My only complaint is there was not nearly enough Horse and Spidey antics in this issue. Im keeping my fingers crossed for a spin-off. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 18, 2020

    In the hands of these creators, Valkyrie is becoming one of the most exciting heroes in Marvel Comics. Her unique perspective, powers, and back story all add up to being one of the more complex story arcs amongst the heroes. Jane Foster has transformed more than once and it's exciting to see how she develops even further. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 19, 2020

    Cafu delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The action is fantastic and all of the art is dynamic, detailed and fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Feb 20, 2020

     :This was without question the best issue of this series, by far. The dialogue and narrative were crisp and effective, and all the jokes landed without feeling that cheesy. The writers have a solid grasp on what makes each character themselves, and you could tell whos speaking without needing to see the corresponding word-bubbles. The art is above average with a few panels that I stared at for a moment and appreciated. Im definitely on board for where this arc is headed, and for the first time since its inception, I cant wait to read the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Feb 20, 2020

    Valkyrie #8 was an intriguing start to a brand new plot arc. This new threat is different, yet fits in perfectly with Valkyrie's wheelhouse. The fact that it has pulled other characters into the fray is a bonus in my book. And I personally can't wait to see where it'll lead. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Feb 24, 2020

    Life and Death are a huge part Jane Foster's being. So when an ancient entity bent of sucking all the life out of Earth's inhabitants comes up from the ground, its up to her to stop it But she's got some help from members of the Avengers, as well as her old friend and former flame the new All-Father Thor! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Feb 19, 2020

    Torunn Grønbekk seamlessly joins Team Valkyrie with this issue. A fresh assault on life demands Jane's utmost efforts, and Dr. Foster will not shirk her duty. The villainous plot ratchets up the tension (even if it's not terrifically memorable), while the large guest-star roster adds a playful edge. The art remains fantastic, and the tone of the narrative retains all its best qualities. We can rely on Valkyrie to once again stare into the deepest abysses with courage and compassion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Feb 19, 2020

    This issue's depictions of not only death but the sheer absence of life are invoking and creepy, and its cliffhanger could have significant ramifications for Valkyrie's development as a hero. Read Full Review

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