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Jane Foster Created by: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby

First appearance: Journey into Mystery #84 (September 1962)

There’s likely to be a lot going on in Taika Waititi’s upcoming Thor movie (the fourth for those keeping track), but the big headline is, perhaps, the surprise return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster who may well, like her comic-book counterpart, take on the power of Thor while battling cancer.

Essential Reading: Thor Vol. 1: The Goddess of Thunder, by Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Jorge Molina