Jane Foster finally travels to Asgard in another Kirby classic!

1917 to 2017: 100 years of Kirby.

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Meeting your betrothed’s dad can be a nerve-wracking and tricky situation. Now imagine you’re getting hitched to a guy who happens to be a Norse god with none other than the All-Father, Odin, for a dad! That’s the strange life Jane Foster found herself living as THOR #136 launched in 1967 thanks to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. At that point, Odin had finally approved of Thor’s relationship with Foster and she knew all about Don Blake’s secret identity, so the time seemed right to visit his homeland.

Upon their arrival on the Rainbow Bridge, the lovers saw the Calvary of Asgard running off to battle trolls and then one of the captured enemies brought back for interrogation. Jane met Heimdall and Odin, saw the Asgardian war room, and then received garb worthy of a god and the ability of flight from the All-Father! Foster then took off into the skies and enjoyed her new powers for just a few moments before doubting that they might remain consistent. As she plummeted, Thor flew to save her, but wondered why she lost faith in Odin so quickly.

All of this turned out to be the road to Thor and Jane marrying which would include her evolution into a goddess herself! As another test of Jane Foster, the All-Father requested the presence of The Unknown and sent Jane in after the mysterious being. Paralyzed by fear, Foster called for Thor’s help, which he quickly provided his beloved, seemingly sending the creature away. Convinced that Jane had not proved herself prepared for godhood, Odin reminded them that The Unknown fed on fear, an emotion that no immortal on Asgard could hold in their breast. Speaking for herself, Jane said that she wanted no part in godhood and left for Midgard alone!

Thor (1966) #136

Thor (1966) #136

  • Published: January 10, 1967
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 17, 2008
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
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Angered with his father, Thor lashed out, claiming that all of this had been Odin’s plan from the beginning to get Jane out of his son’s life! The accused denied these claims, put Thor in his place, and then ordered him to the Glade of Crystals to keep an eye out for the still-loose Unknown. Once there he found a Troll summoning the creature!

The Odinson soothed his inner turmoil to some extent by trying to destroy The Unknown. Heart-sick and off his game, our hero nearly fell to his foe, but regained himself thanks to the help of an unseen ally. After vanquishing the beast, Thor got a good look at the one offering assistance and recognized Sif, sister of Heimdall. As it happened, she had romantic feelings towards him dating years back and he seemed quite taken aback by her, all of which proved part of Odin’s master plan to help move his son along.

But what of Jane Foster? Of course, as we now know, Jane Foster would eventually return to Asgard, not as a potential goddess, but as Thor herself!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more throughout Kirby Month and beyond! And join the conversation on all of our social channels with the hashtag #Kirby100.

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Watch two clips from this week's episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' airing Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC!

Skye has a tough time with a difficult line of questioning and Sif leaves a lasting impression in two new clips from this week’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”! Check out the clips and tune in to an all-new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airing Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET on ABC.

Agent Skye (Chloe Bennet) watches Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) questioned about a potential threat’s whereabouts, and the tense situation begins to affect her. Once the interrogation turns towards Skye, the tension starts to affect the whole building! Check out the clip above to see the shocking display of abilities.

When Sif (Jaimie Alexander) emerges from the ocean, she leaves an impactful image on late-night beachgoers. Even though they won’t ever forget Sif, we learn that the Asgardian warrior has a few problems with her memory. Don’t forget to watch the clip below to see Sif’s return!

Tune in to a brand-new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airing tomorrow night at 9:00 PM ET on ABC! Make sure to follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

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Read what she says about Sif's return to 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' in tomorrow's episode, airing at 9:00 PM ET on ABC!

Lady Sif has a lapse in memory when she returns to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” tomorrow night! Learn more about Jaimie Alexander’s approach to playing a Sif with memory loss, preparing for battles, and her visits to Midgard. Tune in to an all-new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airing tomorrow night at 9:00 PM ET on ABC!

Lady Sif at the ready

Lady Sif at the ready

Marvel.com: Did you always hope that you’d be coming back to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or is this something that came more or less out of the blue?

Jaimie Alexander: This definitely came out of the blue. [laughs] It was a last minute thing. They called up and said, “Hey, would you like to come back on S.H.I.E.L.D.? We need you for something very specific.” And I said, “Okay well, tell me what it is.” I really, genuinely adore that cast and crew so much. There’s not one person that’s unlikable there. It was such a good experience the first time around that I said, “You know what? If this makes sense for my character in the film, then I’m going to say yes to this.” This only increases Sif’s storyline and I know that a lot of people want more of Sif, which is great. When this opportunity came along I said, “Yeah, let’s do it.” I don’t think I would really say no to them. It’s just such a good cast to be a part of.

Marvel.com: This time around, Sif has amnesia for the first half of the episode. When you heard that was going to happen, how did you approach making Sif still Sif but without her memories? What was it that you thought, even without her memories, would shine through in her character?

Jaimie Alexander: That was a very, very difficult thing to do because I definitely wanted her to remain who she is, but the problem is she can’t remember who she is. We all had to sit down and say, “So how bad is this memory loss? What core things does she remember, what does she not remember?” I just improvised as we shot her reactions to certain things or her wonder about certain things. And again, because Marvel is the machine that it is, you never really know who is really who or what they’re doing with each character, so you also have to take that into consideration, that everything you do has to sort of be open for enormous interpretation by everybody. Different interpretations could eventually evolve into something else down the line, so it was difficult. It was definitely difficult, but it was also a lot of fun. There’s that “fish out of water” theme that Thor has in the first Thor movie, and that was a bit fun to play. Just somebody who is so brutally strong and tough, but she’s found without her armor or her memory, and that is sad. It’s very vulnerable, but it’s also really funny in certain spots because she’s just so confused. There’s a little bit of naiveté in that too that was fun to play. It was a good time.

Director Coulson with Lady Sif

Director Coulson with Lady Sif

Marvel.com: You’ve been on there twice now and there’s something about Sif’s character that makes her fit so well into the world of the show and I don’t know if you could say that necessarily about every character from the films. What is it about her character that you think allows her to play so well with the dynamics of the team and just the show overall?

Jaimie Alexander: I’ve tried over the years to make her very approachable and very realistic, even though she is otherworldly, and I think that it meshes really well with the cast of the show. She’s also the Asgardian who’s trying to figure out things and set things right. When she gets sent on a mission, she never comes back empty handed, so this episode is very bizarre. But it’s a very interesting thing because a lot of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., that’s what they do. They’re on a mission. They figure things out. They solve the problem, and she’s very much like that and that’s why I think she finds camaraderie with them because they understand her and she understands them, especially Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg). She rarely lets her emotions factor into her decisions, so this was something new in this episode we played with as well. She’s going more off an emotional state in certain scenes that you don’t really get to see her do as much in the movie franchise.

Marvel.com: Part of that emotion shines through later on in the episode when she’s at odds with some of the core cast. Last time she was around, she was very much on their side and very much playing with them. What was it like to play against them this time?

Jaimie Alexander
: It was a little heart-breaking, I’m not going to lie. It was a strange feeling. I think the great thing about those scenes, that the viewers will all see next Tuesday, is that she learns what it is like to be emotional about something and make a decision about something off of an emotion instead of practicality or what she’s been ordered to do. It’s very interesting when she sees that in her comrades. She sees that there are two ways to look at something. And then trust is going to have to be a massive part of this. Normally, she’s usually in control and what she says goes, so it’s vulnerable for her. It’s extremely vulnerable. It was a really fun thing to play, definitely.

Jaimie Alexander stars as Sif

Jaimie Alexander stars as Sif

Marvel.com: In this you have a lot of action sequences. In Marvel’s “Thor,” you have a lot of action sequences. Is there much of a difference when it comes to filming them on the films versus on the TV side, other than just the speed at which you have to accomplish them?

Jaimie Alexander
: It’s very different. With the films, obviously, we have much more time and we train for a few months in advance. With the show, sometimes they’ll say, “Oh, you know what? We need so and so to come on the show. Let’s give them a call,” and you have about a week to prep. Especially for me, my body will fluctuate. I have to try very hard to put on muscle so it takes me a good month and a half to get in Sif shape, so that part was tough. Also, I’m so used to fighting in the armor, but this time I didn’t have it. That was an interesting thing to go through and say, “Wow, what is her look going to be then? This is going to be very different. Can we still bring the energy of Sif without all the glitz and glam of the armor and some of her weapons?” It was definitely very, very different. The fighting was different. I was fortunate enough to have a day to learn the fight sequence and, now that I’ve been doing this for so long, it just came easy, so it was okay and it was a lot of fun. It’s always fun in TV and film. Either way, it’s always a good time.

Tune in to an all-new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” tomorrow night on ABC at 9:00 PM ET! Make sure to follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

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Executive Producers Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen talk about bringing the Asgardian back to the series!

With new episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” coming back Tuesday, March 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC, our heroes won’t be the only ones making a come back!

Jaimie Alexander reprises her role as the Lady Sif from the Thor films with this season’s twelfth episode, marking her second appearance in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Now, Sif has returned to Earth with a new mission that has her coming across our Agents’ path yet again!

We spoke with series Executive Producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen about Sif’s return and what it means for our heroes as they face their place in an even bigger universe than they ever imagined!

Marvel.com: How early in the planning for the season did you guys talk about bringing Sif back for another round?


Jaimie Alexander stars as Sif in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'Yes Men'

Jaimie Alexander stars as Sif in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – ‘Yes Men’

Jed Whedon: We knew some of the stuff that was going to unfold in the middle of the season, so we had our eye on it early. [Jaimie] is, first of all, a pleasure to work with, so we’re not scared of it. As we expand the universe, those sort of elements from far, far away feel like they have a place here.

Maurissa Tancharoen: Having her on the show last season definitely had an impact, and like Jed said, she is just a joy to work with. We were definitely anticipating involving her in the second season.

Marvel.com: When Sif came around last season, the characters hadn’t encountered that many super powered beings. They had a few, but at this point we’ve got someone with powers actually on the team. How has that changed the overall dynamic of Sif and everyone else?

Maurissa Tancharoen: Well, last time we encountered her, she was basically hunting down a rogue Asgardian, so we know right off the bat that her purpose here is otherworldly. Where we’re leading in the second half of the season, we may be using Sif as a sort of catalyst to open up where we’re going.

Jed Whedon: And Asgardians have knowledge that humans do not, and perhaps she will share some of it with us.

Maurissa Tancharoen: Yes, perhaps she will shed some light on questions that we may have.

Marvel.com: As you guys are introducing more elements, from Inhumans to the return of Sif, your canvas is growing bigger and bigger with every episode. As you’re introducing these new elements from the larger universe, how do you look to balance that with the grounded character dynamics you’ve established over the last year and a half?

Maurissa Tancharoen: That is something that is very important to us, the roots of their relationships. And I think you’ll see, emotionally, how it affects all of them as they take this new information in and their world slowly expands.


Ming-Na Wen & Jaimie Alexander star as Agent May & Sif in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'Yes Men'

Ming-Na Wen & Jaimie Alexander star as Agent May & Sif in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – ‘Yes Men’

Jed Whedon: S.H.I.E.L.D. was founded both on a curiosity and a fear of all these new elements that are coming into our world, and we’ll see a lot of that reflected in our characters. Last year, in terms of our canvas expanding, we had to be very slow going about it because there aren’t a lot of heroes [or] powered people in the movies. There are very few. As we’re slowly getting into the back half of our season, they start to pile up. You start to see more and more options and more and more places you can go as more movies come out. But as Maurissa said, it’s very important to us that our show is founded on this idea, “Not all heroes are super.” So it does throw a wrench into the works when powers enter our team, and when the answers come, sometimes it’s not an answer you want to hear.

Marvel.com: What is it about Sif, both her character and her connection to the larger Marvel Universe that allows her to play so well in the world that you guys have created?

Maurissa Tancharoen: Well, you put Asgardians and humans together and it’s hilarious. There is a fish out of water quality to her, but again, she is a fierce warrior, so she has pride. Her language is different, so not only is she a commanding presence but there’s lots of room for humor. If you put Sif and Coulson in conversation, there’s lots of fun to be had.

Jed Whedon: And like Maurissa was saying, she’s a fierce warrior [who] takes herself pretty seriously, as do all Asgardians. So it’s fun to put her next to Coulson, who doesn’t take himself as seriously.


Clark Gregg & Jaimie Alexander star as Agent Coulson & Sif in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'Yes Men'

Clark Gregg & Jaimie Alexander star as Agent Coulson & Sif in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – ‘Yes Men’

Marvel.com: When you’re adding more characters like Sif, as well as Skye’s powers and more Inhumans, what can we look forward to in terms of ramping up the spectacle of the show, for lack of a better term, in the second half of the season?

Maurissa Tancharoen: We can’t say too much.

Jed Whedon: I will say, this is still long form storytelling and a part of the emotional journey we want to take our characters on, so we want to take them on all the different stages of any sort of emotional process. We’re not going to come out and say, “It’s a feature film where everybody has powers!” We still want to tell the story of, “What is it like for a human being to experience this? What is it like for a friend when you change? What is it like for someone who has never seen an alien to experience them coming to Earth?” We still want to tell those human stories.

Maurissa Tancharoen: As much as there will be spectacle, there will be a balance of what it means to our characters. I think the biggest payoff will be just that, how it affects our characters, how it affects the dynamics between them.

Jed Whedon: Hopefully the payoff will be emotional.

Marvel.com: To wrap things up, given this is the first otherworldly or powered being our team meets after Skye undergoes her transformation, is there anything you guys can tease about what Sif’s presence might mean for Skye in the upcoming episode?

Maurissa Tancharoen: It’ll mean something significant for her.

Jed Whedon: The more that these things are connected, if you pull on a string it starts to hurt everybody. We’re at a point where no one can be affected by something without everybody else being affected. It will mean something not only to Skye, but to everyone.

Catch new episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” beginning Tuesday, March 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC!

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Meet the all-new Thor's spiritual sisters before she lifts Mjolnir!

While Thor may be the most well known warrior to call the realm of Asgard home, plenty of other sword-swinging and-hard fighting gods have crossed the Bifrost into Midgard. This Wednesday, fans of Marvel’s modern Norse mythology will meet an all-new champion, one worthy enough to lift Mjolnir from its resting place on the moon.

This new Thor’s influence will prove powerful enough to alter the inscription etched on the side of the mighty hammer, changing it from “if he be worthy” to “if she be worthy.” The new Thor, whose identity remains a mystery, joins a list of other prominent Asgardian women, presented here in the order of their debut!

1. FRIGGA

Fear Itself (2010) #7.2

Fear Itself (2010) #7.2

  • Published: November 09, 2011
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 16, 2012
  • Cover Artist: Salvador Larroca
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As wife of Odin and mother of Thor, Frigga has played an undeniable role in Asgard’s formation. Recently, Frigga took on the most important role of her long, long life: becoming the All-Mother of Asgardia. She assumed the role following the apparent death of her son in the wake of FEAR ITSELF, and still holds that commanding title to this day.

2. SIF

Journey Into Mystery (2011) #646

Journey Into Mystery (2011) #646

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Originally depicted as the warrior woman of Thor’s dreams, Sif has grown into a leading character and valiant hero over the past 50 years. She’s every bit as proactive as Thor and the Warriors Three, and has a spirit tough enough to overcome death. Sif recently embarked on a series of solo adventures that took her from the streets of Midgard to the far reaches of outer space!

3. HELA

X-Factor (2005) #207

X-Factor (2005) #207

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As Odin’s appointed ruler of Hel, the goddess of death called Hela has often come into conflict with Asgard’s more noble inhabitants. She’s conspired against the All-Father and allied herself with the most evil creatures in the Nine Realms in her quest for power. Her menace hasn’t been limited to the mythical elements of the Marvel Universe; she’s vexed Marvel’s mutants on a number of occasions as well.

4. ENCHANTRESS

The Mighty Thor (2011) #14

The Mighty Thor (2011) #14

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While she may ally herself with heavies like the Executioner or thinkers like Baron Zemo, Enchantress always has her own interests in mind. Her mastery of the mystic arts has allowed her the ability to possess people with even the strongest of wills. This has made Amora not only one of the Thor’s most formidable foes, but one of the Avengers’ as well. She has been known to ally with heroes – if the outcome of that action benefits her.

5. VALKYRIE

Fearless Defenders (2013) #1 (2nd Printing Variant)

Fearless Defenders (2013) #1 (2nd Printing Variant)

Unlike many of Asgard’s most prominent warriors, Valkyrie has journeyed to Midgard and teamed with Earth’s heroes on a number of occasions. The Defenders and Secret Avengers have both benefited from her sword-swinging abilities. Recently, the All-Mother tasked Valkyrie with creating a new Valkyrior, this time comprised of the most powerful women in the Marvel Universe.

Asgard gets a new hero this Wednesday in THOR #1!  

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Sif, Lorelei and an assortment of the fiercest females in the Marvel Universe round out this week's assignment!

The action and drama hit new heights on the latest episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Thanks to a pair of Asgardian guest-stars, Coulson and his crew went up against a threat unlike any they’ve come across and made a powerful new ally. Sif and Lorelei made a mess of the Bus during their Norse-powered brawl, and we got to see Agent May roughhouse with Agent Ward in a less than pleasant manner, leaving the not-a-couple on truly shaky ground. But just because the credits have rolled doesn’t mean that the Marvel adventure’s over. Here are a few comic books selected to pick up where “Yes Men” left off.

Journey Into Mystery (2011) #646

Journey Into Mystery (2011) #646

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Jaimie Alexander brought her big screen gravitas to the television show and nearly stole every scene she appeared in. Kicking mobile homes, throwing bikers around like plush toys, riding on top of a jet midflight – Sif proved that she’s the real deal when it comes to Marvel Universe bad asses. If you want more Sif, you have to read JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, Kathryn Immonen and Valerio Schiti’s solo Sif series. You’ll definitely hear Alexander’s voice as this Sif fights monsters and her own berserker rage.

Thor (1966) #341

Thor (1966) #341

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Lorelei’s been causing trouble for the Thunder God for over 30 years now, and this issue by Walt Simonson marks the beginning of her long con to make Thor fall in love with her. But first – Thor has to fight a for-real, larger-than-life dragon! Following that, Lorelei’s scheming gets underway as she poses as a human named Melodi and begins dating Thor’s newly created alter ego.

Fearless Defenders (2013) #1 (2nd Printing Variant)

Fearless Defenders (2013) #1 (2nd Printing Variant)

With a villain known for possessing the minds of men running amok, the women of S.H.I.E.L.D. took charge. Yep, a full-on all-female S.H.I.E.L.D. SWAT team busted into Lorelei’s Las Vegas penthouse, and May and Sif were the only two heroes to engage the Asgardian in hand-to-hand combat. If you want more female-driven action with an Asgardian twist, you can’t go wrong with Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney’s FEARLESS DEFENDERS. Charged with creating a new team of warrior goddesses, Valkyrie must select a group of heroic women to form the new Valkyrior.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns on Tuesday, April 1st at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC!

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Relive the best moments from Sif's newest adventure alongside Phillip, Son of Coul!

Sif fans all throughout our realm got a real treat in “Yes Men,” the latest episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The Asgardian warrior made a big impression in her small screen debut – and we’re not just talking about the boot print she left in the side of that mobile home. Her mission to take down the renegade sorceress Lorelei involved all of Coulson’s crew, especially Agent Ward, and turned up the tension between all the passengers on the Bus. It may be a comic book cliché, but things will really never be the same after this episode’s last minute reveal.

Between all the double-edged sword swinging and face punching, you may have missed a few of this adventure’s best quips. Here are a few choice quotes from the episode!

Jaimie Alexander stars as Sif in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'Yes Men'

Jaimie Alexander stars as Sif in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – ‘Yes Men’

Agent Sitwell: “You know, usually when a friend wants a favor, they do something nice – takes me to a nice restaurant, buys me a bottle of wine.”
Agent Coulson: “Wanna go to a movie, hold hands?” – These are two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents exercising their finely honed banter skills.

“I am Lady Sif of Asgard. Your world is in grave danger.” – Sif introducing herself to the S.H.I.E.L.D. field team and wasting no time getting to the harsh news.

“She’s a warrior. I saw her fight in New Mexico with Thor, climbed a giant metal killing machine, speared it with her double-bladed sword. It was pretty bad ass.” – Agent Coulson proving that he can have fanboy moments for heroes other than Captain America.


Elena Satine stars as Lorelei in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'Yes Men'

Elena Satine stars as Lorelei in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – ‘Yes Men’

“I wanted gold! You bring me paper?” – Lorelei, just before learning a valuable lesson about Midgardian currency.

“What can I do? And don’t you dare say ‘nothing,’ or tell me to sit down here and count ceiling tiles while Ward is missing.” – Skye to Agent Coulson, conscious again and ready to get back into the fight.

“You took my plane. I want it back.” – Agent May, with her fists up and ready to take on an Asgardian sorceress one on one. Lesson one: don’t take May’s things.

“Poor thing, he’s always getting knocked out, isn’t he?” – Agent Simmons after Fitz gets knocked out cold, yet again.


“My apologies. The damage caused to your flying boat was unfortunate.”
– Sif gives the Bus an all-new – and not inaccurate – nickname.

Sif (Jaimie Alexander) debriefs Coulson's team in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'Yes Men'

Sif (Jaimie Alexander) debriefs Coulson’s team in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – ‘Yes Men’

“I trust them, but we need to protect them from this. Fury went to dangerous lengths to keep this under wraps, lied to me, lied to S.H.I.E.L.D. This is a powerful secret – a secret men died for. Until we know why, we can’t share this with anyone, for their safety and ours.” – Agent Coulson, getting dead serious. Things are heating up.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns on April 1st at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC!

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Jaimie Alexander talks about transporting the Lady Sif from Asgard to 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'!

Tonight the world of Thor comes to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in a big way as the Lady Sif arrives on Midgard to track down the rogue Asgardian, Lorelei, with the help of Coulson’s team.

Before you tune in to the all-new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC, though, we chatted with Sif herself, Jaimie Alexander, to get the lowdown on what fans can expect from her guest appearance.

Read on to find out how Sif fits in with our regular agents, how Alexander got to delve deeper into the warrior’s character and more!

Jaimie Alexander stars as Sif in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'Yes Men'

Jaimie Alexander stars as Sif in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – ‘Yes Men’

Marvel.com: How did your appearance on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” come together and what made you interested in doing it?

Jaimie Alexander: Well, my good buddy Clark Gregg and I bumped into each other at a party a couple of weeks before I received the phone call from Marvel to do [the guest appearance], and he had asked me, apparently hypothetically, if I would be into a Thor and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” crossover. I said, “Yeah, I think it would be a blast.” I loved working with Clark on the first [Thor] film and the show just seemed so much fun so I said, “Yeah, I would love to.” Then two weeks later I got that phone call asking if I would come on the show and I was like, “All right!” Agent Coulson can get anyone to do anything is pretty much what I’m trying to say. I was happy. I loved playing Sif and any chance I get to explore her a little further and get to give the fans what they want is a shoe-in for me. I absolutely wanted to do it.

Marvel.com: When you got on to the set, was there something about it that still felt like it was a Marvel production, even though you were doing TV instead of the film?

Jaimie Alexander: Yeah, absolutely, and I think it has to do with the costumes and a lot of the stunts and things that really fed into the film, like the physicality of the film, were absolutely present on the show. And also seeing Clark in his full Agent Coulson suit and then of course I’m in my “Thor: The Dark World” costume with the same weapons. It was a little fish-out-of-water-ish because I’m walking around clearly dressed like Xena, and everybody else is in normal-ish clothes, but that played into the episode very well. There is an awkwardness in these two different worlds colliding and a lot of things that are made to be a joke with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Lady Sif takes literally because she doesn’t understand the humor. So it was a lot of fun to play into that and explore the way Lady Sif interacts with Earthlings without the rest of her crew. [laughs] Without the Warriors Three and Thor and stuff like that.


Clark Gregg & Jaimie Alexander star as Agent Coulson & Sif in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'Yes Men'

Clark Gregg & Jaimie Alexander star as Agent Coulson & Sif in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – ‘Yes Men’

Marvel.com: It doe seem like Lady Sif is now in the position that Thor was in the first film where he was sort of thrown in to that.

Jaimie Alexander: Absolutely.

Marvel.com: What is Sif’s relationship to Coulson’s team in this episode? How does she get involved with them and what makes the team so helpful to her as she goes about trying to track down Lorelei?

Jaimie Alexander: I think that she knows from previous experience that Agent Coulson is a good man and that Thor trusts him. So when she comes down to Earth, she’s hunting Lorelei. Her mission is to bring Lorelei back to Asgard. She comes down and enlists the help of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. because it’s their turf. It’s their world and I think because she’s so respectful of that, instead of going on a one-woman mission, which she normally would do. So she very sternly but politely asks for their help in tracking this woman down because not only does she pose a threat to Asgard, she poses a severe threat to Earth, and I love that about [Sif]. She’s very collaborative, she’s very much a team type of warrior. She’s always trying to take the best interests of wherever she is to heart. She doesn’t want a lot of people to get hurt and she wants to keep people on the downlow and that sort of thing.

Marvel.com: I was talking to Ming-Na Wen a few weeks back, shortly after you guys filmed, and she was joking about how grateful she was to have someone else on set who had to walk around in these huge, tall shoes all the time so she had someone to sympathize with.


Ming-Na Wen & Jaimie Alexander star as Agent May & Sif in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'Yes Men'

Ming-Na Wen & Jaimie Alexander star as Agent May & Sif in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – ‘Yes Men’

Jaimie Alexander: Yeah, she was cracking me up. She’s a really, really funny woman who has just got the best energy. She was so fantastic to work with and she kept joking about her shoes. And I said, “Yeah, I know. It’s tough being a lady hero.” But it’s great, and she’s so fun and [full of] good humor. She wasn’t actually complaining, it was just all kind of funny, that sort of thing. She’s fantastic.

Marvel.com: If it came down to it, do you think Sif could take Agent May in a fight?

Jaimie Alexander: I think so, but I would say that she would give one hell of a fight, that’s for sure. But, [Sif] is a god. So there are certain things that she can do that Earthlings can not do. It’s one of those things that because of that, absolutely. But I think there’s a similarity between Melinda May and Lady Sif and that gets explored.

Marvel.com: You’ve obviously played Sif in the Thor films but this seems like the first time we really get to see Sif one-on-one and explore her character more. Were you able to do that in your role?

Jaimie Alexander: Yeah, there were definitely some moments where we got to explore Sif a lot more. She’s very compassionate and I don’t think you get to see that as much in the films. I think [they] touch on it, but she’s very compassionate and not just stoic all the time. She’s very respectful. She’s all of those things but you definitely get to see a more vulnerable side of her and a side of her that’s slightly damaged, which is interesting and was fun to play.

Marvel.com: Is there something about this adventure and this story that allows Sif to grow a little bit and change?

Jaimie Alexander: Yes, absolutely. Sif goes through a lot, not just because she’s a warrior who’s always quite physical and can fight her way out of anything, but this is different. [These are] matters of the soul, of the heart, and there are some things that she has to work through and go through that will forever change her.

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The Asgardian warrior made her big debut way back in 1964!

Not every Marvel character gets a sweet guest spot on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” coinciding with their birthday, but that’s exactly what’s happened for Lady Sif! After debuting way back in 1964, the fierce Asgardian will finally make her live action television debut. The character’s recent prominence follows decades as a loyal member of Thor’s supporting cast, fighting alongside the Thunder God and the Warriors Three across all nine realms – but the Sif we first met 50 years ago made a much different impression upon readers.

Journey Into Mystery (1952) #102

Journey Into Mystery (1952) #102

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Sif debuted 50 years ago in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #102, where she played a small role in that issue’s “Tales of Asgard” back-up story. Taking place hundreds of years ago when Thor himself was only 18 years old, the Sif found within those few pages bears little resemblance to the fighting female that exists today. In that story, Sif’s brother Balder begged Thor to rescue Sif from Hela’s clutches.

Art from Journey Into Mystery #102

Art from Journey Into Mystery #102

Thor fights his way into Hela’s domain, where he rescues a blonde maiden named Sif by offering up his life in exchange for hers. Hela, surprisingly touched by this offer, released Sif from captivity. Thor didn’t know it at the time, but that selfless deed made the young god worthy of lifting Mjolnir for the first time.

Art from Journey Into Mystery #102

Art from Journey Into Mystery #102

The modern Sif didn’t make her debut until a few years later.

Thor (1966) #136

Thor (1966) #136

  • Published: January 10, 1967
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 17, 2008
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
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While fighting the dreaded Unknown with his back up against the wall, Thor nearly succumbed to defeat. Only Sif’s intervention and bravado gave him the strength to jump back into the fight.

Art from Thor #136

Art from Thor #136

After defeating the Unknown, Thor recognized Sif from his youth and immediately fell in love with her once more.

Art from Thor #136

Art from Thor #136

Creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby made a few non-hair color-related tweaks to the character – most notably changing Sif’s brother from Balder to Heimdall. This new Sif stood bravely by Thor’s side, fighting foe after foe with the warrior’s heart that has gone on to define the character. Now, 50 years later, Sif’s fighting spirit can be seen in cartoons, movies, and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!

For more of Sif, watch “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on March 11th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, and check out JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY!

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Catch a sneak peek at Jaimie Alexander as Sif in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'!

Jaimie Alexander reprises her role as the Lady Sif from Marvel’s “Thor” and “Thor: The Dark World” in the March 11 episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” and now you can get a look at the Asgardian warrrior in action with our full gallery of images from the episode directly above!

Jaimie Alexander stars as Sif in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'Yes Men'

Jaimie Alexander stars as Sif in ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – ‘Yes Men’

Plus, we’ve got the official synopsis for the episode below, but before Sif meets up with Coulson and his team don’t forget to check out an all-new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this Tuesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC!

Read the official synopsis and credits for “Yes Men” below, and for even more S.H.I.E.L.D. keep your eyes on Marvel.com for more updates and follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news!

“Yes Men” – When Coulson and his team are attacked by Lorelei–a deadly seductress who escaped from Asgard–Thor’s Lady Sif, her longtime nemesis, steps in to try to save them, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, March 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.

Guest starring are Jamie Alexander as Lady Sif; Elena Satine as Lorelei; Maximiliano Hernandez as Agent Sitwell; Dylan Bruno as Rooster; Alicia Lagano as Rosie; Allan Graf as Sheriff; Rob Belushi as Jimmy.

“Yes Men” was written by Shalisha Francis and directed by John Terlesky.

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