Most fans assume Jane Foster’s ability to lift Thor’s hammer is a recent concept, but the female Thor actually made her debut way back in a 1978 issue of Marvel’s classic What If...? series.
The Jane Foster version of Thor has been a surprise fan-favorite ever since writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman’s critically acclaimed Thor run from 2014.
The storyline followed a cancer stricken Jane Foster welding Mjolnir and regaining her strength through the power of Thor. The story went on to inspire the 2022 MCU release Thor: Love and Thunder.
The inaugural What If...?series followed Uatu the Watcher as he peered into alternate realities of the Marvel universe in order to see different outcomes of established events.Read more on screenrant.com