Something interesting we see almost immediately is that this new Thor is likely not an Asgardian. This is played up almost immediately upon her grasping Mjolnir by the difference in her dialog and thoughts - when she speaks, it is the runic font used by other Asgardians, with the archaic early modern English (“thee” and “thou” and altered sentence structures). In all the issues so far, she dialogs with herself. Her thinking voices is regular, colloquial English with standard slang like “cool!”, written in a pretty generic type face. She thinks commands to the hammer in plain English, and then when she speaks it is in the Asgardian script and she says things like “Nay. Midgard is in Peril”. The dichotomy between her thinking and speaking voice make its seem like the Asgardian Accent is actually part of Mjolnir’s power.
In some research I found an old comic where Janes foster wields Mjolnir (and takes on the incredibly ridiculous name Thordis). When she lifts the hammer her dark hair turns long and golden - so the blonde hair is also part of the super powers granted by the weapon apparently. This means we can’t assume that the lady beneath the mask is blonde - she could be anyone.
She has the classic raised-shoulder, gravity defying cape, an armored chest piece, a sturdy belt and mask/helmet to hide her identity. Her loincloth is accented with a (for lack of a better word) butt-cape that adds a lot of dramatic motion, and her shoes are flat boots with fantasy armor that she would probably gouge her own calves with every time she moves. Overall, it’s surprisingly practical for a superhero/heroine costume - closer to what the men wear than the flashy star-spangled thongs and heels that women usually get. The only really ridiculous thing I can see is the weird peek-a-boo belly hole in her undershirt. I can’t decide if it’s a leather detail or a hole in the shirt to show off a sliver of abs, but it’s definitely strange. Still, strange is better than ankle-snapping stripper wear! Starting with the costume and moving into the content, this comic is very progressive. I’ll expand more on that in the next post!