Love and Comics: 5 Thor Covers

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The teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok was released last week and is currently the most viewed Marvel trailer in entertainment history. With enough of a teaser to not give away the whole story, Thor: Ragnarok seems to have a mix of both action and comedy. With special cameos from cosmic characters as well as some long-awaited Avengers, the trailer is teasing some cosmic Marvel elements for the future of the cinematic universe. To honor the release of the new trailer and to pay homage to our favorite Asgardian, we are bringing you five of the best Thor romance covers from the Love and Comics collection.

 Thor the Mighty Avenger Vol 1 #2 (Jane Foster and Thor Odinson)

In this series writer Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee retell the story of Thor Odinson following his banishment to earth. Similar to the Thor film, the story picks up following the God of Thunder’s exile from Asgard. Issue #2 picks up where Thor finally is reunited with his hammer Mjolnir, while running into scientist and museum curator, Jane Foster. One of the essential loves of Thor, Jane Foster made her first appearance in Journey into Mystery #84. She was originally the nurse of the Dr. Donald Blake, the secret host identity of Thor, before she became a doctor herself. Jane Foster is an essential character to the Thor lore and is played on-screen by the beautiful Natalie Portman.

 Thor Vol 1 #493 (Thor Odinson and Amora the Enchantress)

Amora the Enchantress, born in Asgard, made her first appearance in Journey Into Mystery #103 (1964) as a seducer of Thor. Sent by Odin himself, Enchantress’ mission was to make Thor fall in love with her and eliminate his mortal love interest, Jane Foster. Although mainly a sorceress and magician, she utilize her unrequited lover of a body guard the Executioner aka Skurge. Able to manipulate Skurge with her beauty and magical charm, she uses him as a weapon to try to kill Jane Foster. She fails to lure the God of Thunder away from Jane, and ends up become one of the enemies of Thor, joining forces with the Masters of Evil. Although Enchantress has yet to make an on-screen appearance, there is still a female antagonist in play for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok film. Be sure to check out the trailer, at the end of the article, to gather some clues as to who this female antagonist is. 
Thor Son of Asgard Vol 1 #7 (Lady Sif and Thor Odinson)

One of the first people that Thor ever had a relationship with was Lady Sif. One of the fiercest Asgardian warriors, Sif uses her sword wielding skills to accompany Thor into any major battle. The sister of Heimdall, Lady Sif is one of the warriors that stands alongside Thor in the two films featuring the Asgardian adventurers. In this series Thor is a young pupil of combat and is learning the ropes on how to fight and be a warrior for Asgard. Sent on a quest from the King of Asgard, Odin, young Thor is accompanied by his brother Loki and childhood friend Sif. Together they journey on an amazing quest and are tested along the way. Sif and Thor will always have a certain level of admiration, love, and attraction towards each other throughout the history of their story. Played by the amazingly talented Jaime Alexander, Sif has made an appearance in all the Thor movies as well as on ABC’s Agents of Shield. 
Thor Vol 4 #1 (Wade Wilson and Thor Goddess of Thunder) 

When Thor was deemed unworthy following the events of Original Sin (2014), a new wielder of Mjolnir stepped up to the plate. The new Goddess of Thunder was a part of the push to add some variety to the current Avenger line up and acted as one of the flagship characters for their All-New Marvel Now line starting Fall of that year. Spoiler alert if you haven’t read Vol 6 of Thor; The mighty hammer Mjolnir has now chosen a new warrior to fight across the nine realms in the form of former lover, Dr. Jane Foster. This new power comes at a cost for Dr. Foster. Prior to the events of Original Sin, Jane Foster was fighting against an aggressive cancer. When she was deemed worthy, the hammer invigorated her with the power of Thor but at the cost of making her cancer more aggressive and killing her quicker. Currently she is still the only Thor wielding Mjolnir but recent development in the Unworthy Thor series (2017) has finally revealed the exact reason why Odinson was stripped of his worthiness. If you want to read more check out the events of Issue #8 from Unworthy Thor. All-New Avengers #4 (Captain America and Thor)

All-New, All-Different Avengers was a follow up to the variety casting of the new Avengers team back in 2015. The new team brings back some of the main roster but with new heroes behind the masks. The new squad brought together both classic characters and young heroes to bridge the generation gap. Leading the team is none other than Captain America aka Sam Wilson (previously Falcon). Alongside him is the new Thor aka Dr. Jane Foster, the Vision, and Ironman. The young team to join them are Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales, the new Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan, and Nova corp member Sam Alexander. In this issue the Avengers team take on a hurricane wielding mad man named Cyclone. After they defeat him the new Captain America begins talking about how the citizens were ungrateful of their assistance when Thor suddenly plants a big kiss on him and tell him that he frets too much. The cover of this issue is also drawn by comic legend, Alex Ross and portrays an ariel smooch between the two heroes. Thor: Ragnarok is slated to premiere on November 3rd 2017 but until then check out the teaser trailer below.

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