THOR of the Marvel Universe Is Now A Woman!
The one and only God of Thunder Thor is NOW a woman!!
Holy Shit! followed by what the hell – is the first thing that comes to your mind when an announcement from Marvel led to completely shocking and baffling news via The View. Marvel announces that coming this fall in October fans should be use to the idea that Thor will now be a woman.
— The View (@theviewtv) July 15, 2014
Whoopie Goldberg co host of The View equally stunned with news voiced her opinion on the matter saying, “The character is a god — not a goddess.”
Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).
This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain American, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?
“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”
Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”
THOR is the latest in the ever-growing and long list of female-centric titles that continues to invite new readers into the Marvel Universe. This female THOR is the 8th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for Super Hero comic books in America: women and girls.
Yes, we get it. Same name different gender. She’s not temporary she’s here to stay. Just who’s brilliant idea was this and why did they choose to opt for the same person versus assigning a different female hero.
Take a look at the announcement on The View