VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER Says 'Goodbye' to AL EWING and 'Hello' to New Co-Writer

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Valklyrie: Jane Foster #8 uncolored art
Valklyrie: Jane Foster #8 uncolored art
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Ageless writer Torunn Grønbekk will join Jason Aaron as co-writer of Valkyrie: Jane Foster starting with February's #8.

Grønbekk, who is Norwegian, says she'll bring her firsthand cultural perspective to the Asgardian tale.

"I'm endlessly excited to be working in this particular part of the Marvel Universe. I'm born and raised in Norway, and the myths and sagas of the old world were part of my daily life growing up. (I'm literally named after Thor. 'Torunn' means 'to love Thor.')," Grønbekk said in the announcement on Marvel.com. "I've read and loved every part of Jason's tremendous work on the Asgardian books over the past few years. I couldn't be happier to now be writing Jane - my favorite Thor! - and bring her to yet undiscovered parts of the Nine Realms. I can't wait to see where it takes us."

"I've loved seeing what Al and Jason have done with the book so far. They've kept the Jane I know and love, and given her such a unique set of abilities and challenges," she continued. "She's still learning what it means to be Valkyrie, and we'll keep exploring that in the issues to come. We'll see how the job as Valkyrie affects Jane, how Jane, in return, can add her unique experiences to Valkyrie, and how she stands in her new role when meeting old friends."

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #8 is scheduled for release in February 2020.

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