The newest incarnation of the God of Thunder is making history. For the first time ever, Thor will be a woman! Furthermore, Marvel made the announcement in an unlikely venue for comics news: ABC’s ‘The View.”
The Mary Sue has the story…
“It’s a huge day in the Marvel universe,” said Whoopi Goldberg on ABC’s The View just moments ago. As we mentioned yesterday, Marvel was going to reveal an “all-new thundering title” on the Disney-owned show.
“Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up. He is no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. And for the first time in history that hammer is being held by a woman,” said Goldberg.
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Variety has the publication projection…
“Thor,” written by Jason Aaron (“Thor: God of Thunder”), with art by Russell Dauterman (“Cyclops”), will be published in October.
“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, Marvel Comics said in making the announcement.
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The official press release from Marvel reitterates that THIS IS THE REAL THOR…
“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.”
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