Newswire: This week’s issue of Thor will reveal her secret identity (as will this article)

Since unveiling the new, female incarnation of classic Norse powerhouse Thor in the pages of its comics last year, Marvel has stayed close-lipped about the secret identity of the woman holding the hammer. But now, the merry chase has finally come to a close, with this week’s Thor #8 revealing Thor’s identity as, not wholly surprisingly, the one female character most of America could name if asked to ID a woman involved with the franchise: Natalie Portman. Or rather, Dr. Jane Foster, the winsome love interest portrayed by Portman, to greater and lesser degrees of involvement, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A long-time colleague of Thor’s original secret identity Dr. Donald Blake, Foster first appeared in 1962 as a nurse working alongside the superhero surgeon, before someone reminded Stan Lee and company in the late ’90s that women could be doctors, too. As with most comic book …

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