Dr. Jane Foster, the now-immortal wife of the Mighty Thor, opened up a private practice called the Jane Foster Medical Center for Superhumans, where superpowered people are treated for injuries, diseases, viruses and whatnot.
Deadpool, we need to talk about your erm…sexual history.
Real Life post for a second. Serious business. We Jane fans have been known to get very annoyed at the idea of people looking down on Jane being ‘Just a Nurse’ like that makes her a fake doctor or something out of a kinky porno. People act like nurses are like your school nurse, who can give you a cold compress and a paracetamol as long as you are not allergic. Nurses are heroes.
Today there are two nurses who need to be very much in our thoughts. Teresa Romero is currently in a critical condition in Spain with ebola having been treating ebola affected missionaries from West Africa.
Ellen Kovac is in an Australian hospital currently worrying if she has the disease because she volunteered to assist people in West Africa.
Liberia had only 400 doctors before this crisis. Its not just the people caring for others in their own country but doctors and nurses taking it upon themselves to go and help knowing the risks involved. Thousands are dying, men and women are putting their own lives on the line to stop further deaths and stop the disease spreading to us in our comfy homes. They need our full respect. There is nothing ‘just’ about being a nurse.
For those who argue that in the comics Jane and Thor split up, here’s a reminder that for large parts of the comics run, formerly puppy-eyed movie-Loki is a smelly, fugly tights-enthusiast with crooked teeth and apparently no hair under that hood.
And Thor likes to pine like she was the fjords. Do you want heartbroken, pining Thor treating Sif as a consolation? That is pretty much Thor’s comic love life. He loves Sif, he would go to the end of the realms for Sif but he doesn’t love her like he loves Jane and she knows it. Excuse me, I’m having Sif feels…Just let him marry Jane, and let Sif find Bill.
Thor’s great mortal love, Jane Foster, has not been a major part of Aaron’s run, but her time in the title resulted in one of the writer’s most well-crafted and poignant moments of the series. In a quiet issue that showed the god’s love for his adopted planet Earth, Thor was reunited with Jane, and it was revealed that she was suffering from breast cancer. Aaron deftly depicted her quiet bravery as Jane told Thor her fight with cancer was hers and hers alone, that she would battle the disease on her own terms.
Thor is allies with a number of women who pick up sword and shield to combat all kinds of physical threats, but when you look at Jane’s history as a selfless and charitable physician, and her quiet dignity and strength in the face of a deadly disease, you have a great candidate for someone worthy to hold the power of Thor.
Alex Ross’s Thor variant for the 75th Anniversary of ‘Marvel’ is missing one vital component…Jane Foster
As lovely as it is, Thor has a great female cast. One of the best in comics. Jane, Sif, Enchantress, Hela, Lorelai, Frigga, Valkyrie, Gaia, Idunn but you wouldn’t think it going by that cover. Sif is hiding behind the warrior’s three at best.
But it does have ‘Donald’. For that we should give him some kudos. It does a good job at summing up Thor but the Avengers should have been replaced with Jane. He’s going to be on The Avengers cover too after all.
I’m thinking of starting a #marvelhatejanefoster tag but I’m going to wait until Ms Thor is unveiled. You never know.