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Marvel Proudly Presents Thor

Meet the new female hero who will wield Mjolnir and see an exclusive first image of the unworthy former Thunder God!

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Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron complimented with art from Russell Dauterman.

This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of the “big three” of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor. No longer is the classic Thunder God able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, and a brand new female hero will emerge 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. THOR will be 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.

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              randy16r
              randy16r

              I am going to stop buying Thor comics because for now it seems as though there is no Thor.  Thor is not a woman, plain and simple. When Thor was a frog, I didn't buy that either.

              Solarie
              Solarie

              As am from Norway and norse mythology is at home here i think this is disrespect full of marvel to alter our mythology as this with no 

              concern or regards to the "religion" behind it.

              So i hereby demand "you marvel" to discontinue to tarnish our mythology like this, you can interpret some of it as you see it, but do not go and 

              make Thor a female. 

              We have strong female characters in the mythology as it stands now Thor is a male have always been and will always stay as such.

              it is under law forbidden to alter religion as this, what do you at marvel think would have happened if you portrait say "Allah""Buddha" as a female?

              it is the same with norse mythology.

              el3ctricfuneral
              el3ctricfuneral

              This makes about as much sense as giving Ms. Marvel a great big bushy beard, none at all.  I love Thor.  Thor is the character that got me into Marvel comics, and comics in general about 20 years ago as a little one.  In the desert, when the Army had me sleeping in filth and working my tail off every day I had Thor comics sent to me.  Then, Marvel decides that rather than creating a new, strong female character they should just go ahead and bastardize a character people have loved for years now.  I can't speak for anyone else, but I won't be purchasing a single volume that includes this travesty of a cash grab until Thor Odinson himself steps back up to reclaim Mjolnir.  Make an original strong female, and keep yer filthy hands off of the God of Thunder.  

              WolfieSmith
              WolfieSmith

              God of Thunder, get it. Not Goddess of Thunder!

              TorvusAnimus
              TorvusAnimus

              Never before has their been a move that was meant to pander to female audiences more than this. Lame Marvel, way lame. Here's an ORIGINAL idea - try coming up with NEW female characters to grow the universe....instead of pulling crap like THIS.

              Jack_Cole01
              Jack_Cole01

              Marvel has no iconic female superhero which DC have in Wonder Woman. Making Thor a female will solve that.

              darkenmarr
              darkenmarr

              I've been reading and collecting comics since the 80's and Thor has always been my icon and hero. If you change him you will be committing franchise suicide and lose many of your long term fans. What are you thinking?!! This is a mistake of epic proportions. Is this really what Marvel has become? Where is your backbone? Are you really going to let Disney turn one of your strongest heroes into a princess? I'm a female and I can see that this is some stupid attempt at drawing in the young female crowd. DON'T. There are plenty of strong female characters out there that you could give a strong reboot and bring them into the light. And why are you turning the womanizer Tony Stark gay? He has NEVER given off the rainbow vibe.... wtf?! And let Steve Rodgers stay where he is, if you want Hawk to become a stronger character put your writers to work! For Odin's sake.

              HetGarl
              HetGarl

              This is the worst news ever! I am a woman and I live in a Nordic country, so Thor's hammer belongs to a male Thor. Well, there is not even this stupid discussion that Þór (Thor) as a woman. This name, which is from norse mithology, does not belong to a girl. Why don't you guys create something new and leave Thor alone?! He is a classic and the passion of many! Now change him to a girl is simply too sad. Mjölnir belongs to a male hero, not a girl. This is extremely disappointing. Time to stop following Marvel.

              ANDIE666
              ANDIE666

              I'm a woman and I hate these changes (Thor / Captain America). I don't need a female hero to buy a comic, I need a good and original story. Do you want a female hero? Ok, bring us something new and don't mess with the classic and beloved heroes.*Sorry about my English*

              davidna1
              davidna1

              This is completely unacceptable i have been collecting and reading Thor since the middle 70s, I will never buy or watch anything produced by Marvel ever again if this happens, how can somebody else become Thor just by having Mjölnir, there was a Thor before Mjölnir and should always be male  and not have him turned into a female, i understand that Marvel might want to have some more strong female characters but destroying a character of over 30 years is just cheap and disrespectful to anybody who has written or drawn for Thor and to all the loyal people like me who has and still collects the comic

              dunvegandoug
              dunvegandoug

              your killing me I don,t care the if the new Thor is worthy you are going to loose a lot of Thorr fans  by turning him to a her,Odin is spinning in his grave ,jack Kirby would die,if he was alive  Stan (the man) what are you thinking ,if marvel wants to get a Norse female role model ,don't mess with Thor make a new charther,Thor's wife sith or someone else .I hope there are more Thor movies and not with a woman as Thor ( ps In Thor 2  it was suckie that Thor's hammer which is supposed to be the best weapon could not hurt the curste and the way the curste fought Thor it made Thor look like a wimp

              bamm-bamm
              bamm-bamm

              I'm 48 years old, and I started reading Thor when I was about 9 years old.  HE was and still is my favorite super hero.  While buying the comics every week and reading about him, he became my favorite hero because of who he is, his character, not because he has a mystical hammer.  True, I thought the hammer was really cool and Thor would not be as interesting without it, but Thor the man (or God) was always more important and interesting than the hammer.  I stopped buying the comics when Beta Bill became Thor, because he WAS NOT Thor!  Does the shield make Steve Rogers Captain America?  Is the shield more important than Steve Rogers? Is the utility belt more important than Bruce Wayne?  

              I understand the desire to make a super hero more appealing to different readers, but turning Thor into a woman is a mistake.  It is saying the hammer is more important than the character.  It is saying the character is a slave to the hammer.  

              I've long since stopped buying Thor comics and even if he remained the same character I wouldn't start buying them now.  I won't lose sleep no matter what you do to the character, the hammer, etc.  I just wanted to voice my opinion, and to me Thor will always be the character I grew up reading about.  I'm also hoping this new version of Thor will be a phase like Beta Bill was, and the REAL Thor will come back.  I'm guessing Beta Bill was ultimately replaced by Thor because the writers at that time realized it was a mistake to change Thor.  I guess the current writers will have to learn the same lesson.  

              sinister_187
              sinister_187

              This is what happens when disney takes the wheel and heads towards disappointment, disaster, abominable,ludicrous......need i go on...

              barrycjacobsen
              barrycjacobsen

              Jason Aaron, the arrant knave who pens these tomes, should be taken out and soundly thrashed! I hereby challenge the scoundrel to meet me within the hazel rods; where he can defend this trollish debasement of Thor's very name in manly fashion.  ;-)

              barrycjacobsen
              barrycjacobsen

              Zounds! But this putrid idea stinks to high Asgard, and doth offend the very nostrils of the gods!

              cobaltbluedp
              cobaltbluedp

              This is sooo messeed up! Both Marvel, DC having created their two most powerful characters Thor & Superman respectively, just can't seemingly do enough to de-power them these days so as to make other of their characters more powerful seeming. Since the Hulk is the bigger money maker they've made Thor less and less powerful in comparison when Thor used to be a be able to kick the Hulk's ass. In the Avengers movie Iron man came off as a legitimate match for Thor. Really? Really? Iron man up against Thor? Don't you guys have ANY sense of respect for historical continuity? 


              Likewise Superman became less powerful and Wonder Woman more powerful in an effort to create gender parity. OK at least there was a good motive in that case. But Marvel already has extremely powerful female characters. Didn't the scarlet witch "Reboot" the universe once? Even before Dr. Who?


              If they want to screw over their ancient fan base by constantly weakening their favorite characters then I will continue not buying their products which I stopped doing anyway at about age fourteen. I do buy comics for my son however. Marvel had better realize that they don't in fact "own" Thor. Anyone could legitimately publish a competing Thor comic ( maybe I will ) as he resides in the public domain having been around for a thousand plus years.

              Also what is this business of de-deification of the Norse pantheon into "other dimensional Aliens" rather than Gods? 
              Would they do that to Yahweh. Allah or Jesus, or Krishna? And all to appease the most conservative right wing, woman hating segment of society? Pathetic.

              BTW Loki DID have the power to change gender and as a female horse gave birth to Sleipnir Odin's eight legged horse. Still forgive me but this sucks almost as much as Beta Ray Bill a horse faced alien Thor. The only thing that needed changing about Thor are the writers.



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              jackson2171
              jackson2171

              If they truly wanted to do women justice they would have a women writer not some man whom thinks he understands women. I would not read it none the less but more true to Women would be a women artist not a man.

              OklaMike
              OklaMike

              If Marvel is going to completely throw away characters and totally recreate them, why not make the Hulk a 14 year old girl who doesn't get angry but just turns pink?  Or maybe Iron Man is really a woman?  what the heck guys?  Is a chevrolet a ford?  Come on - Thor has been around for way way too long to make this huge a change to him.

              ThegnThrand
              ThegnThrand

              @Jack_Cole01 Making Thor a Woman makes about as much since as making Wonder Woman a Man.Thor is  male God by Prose Edda's and has to be a male as much as an amazonian Princess has to be a woman.Thor is also a God that is Worshiped in Asatru and heathen beliefs and is recognized world wide as legitimate religion.In the Asatru faith Thor is a father figure God and Sif is the mother Figure and they have a daughter together.Making Thor Woman to ones who still believe in him is an insult like making Jesus,Mohammad or Allah a woman to other religions.From all the online poles I have seen this is not solving anything but may be the demise of Marvel by its own doing.I leave you with an image of how this looks to us :D

              https://medium.com/ranting-raving/wonder-woman-is-now-a-man-85ec79e34d3b

              ThegnThrand
              ThegnThrand

              Err Poll,We need more comments as well :D

              Symbah
              Symbah

              Pathetic that the Disney-Marvel lame brains don't have the wisdOm to "dance with what 'brung' 'em" ... "THOR" movies have the perfect cast, storyline, special effects, art, music - everything!! "THOR" movies are the first movies in years that i (and many friends & family) have wanted to see over & over, but that will not be the case if THOR becomes a female!!! I am a female .. I do NOT want a she-Thor ... The thought of it makes me angry & disgusted with the whole movie industry! Who needs it! Trying to cram their dark, twisted ideas down our throats! I marvel at Marvel's idioTic decision to destroy the best thing they have ever created! It's truly Unbelieveable & unforgiveable!

              darkenmarr
              darkenmarr

              @cobaltbluedp If you do a Thor comic I will gladly illustrate it for you! Screw Marvel if they do this, we will continue Thor's legacy.

              NikB
              NikB

              @cobaltbluedp I'm sorry, but this just seems like you're saying just because Thor will be a woman, she must be intrinsically weak. Those are the stereotypes Marvel and everybody else are fighting against.

              malikye2876
              malikye2876

              @cobaltbluedp I agree with everything you stated, except the most conservative right wing, woman hating statement.  The very name conservative refers to conserving traditions.  If anything, Marvel tends to swing towards a more leftist, appeasing everyone, but not offending anyone philosophy, so let's change tradition for the sake of being diverse. I think Marvel goes out of their way to explore every polytheistic (and one monotheistic (Marvel Girl - Muslim) avenue they can without touching Christianity.  Maybe they do that for fear of any backlash... who knows... who cares... the alien thing is stupid as well... but I guess they have to work in the Angelica angle somehow.


              But Thor being rewritten as a woman, is pretty dumb.  Maybe they SHOULD write the Hulk as a 14 year-old girl...  

              Ginevra372
              Ginevra372

              @DaviScott  Yep, and she's even the one Marvel and DC fans looked at as the prime candidate to be Wonder Woman. Hell, she's already been playing Marvel's equivalent of said goddess, right? Haha.

              Ginevra372
              Ginevra372

              @OklaMike  There was a comicbook story done (alternate reality, obviously) where Iron Man was actually Iron Woman. Instead of Tony Stark, it's Natasha Stark, a genius, billionaire, entrepreneur (I thought "playgirl" but I don't believe she's like that, haha), philanthropist kidnapped by terrorists and forced to work in a cave, building weapons for them. It's essentially the same Iron Man origin story but with her instead. It's a short-lived series I think, with her marrying Steve Rogers at some point I think.

              WolfieSmith
              WolfieSmith

              DC represents the dark side of sci-fi and fantasy, Marvel's super-hero's have that Robin Hood, King Arthur feel to them. Let them move to the dark-side with Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jaimie Alexander and Chris Hemsworth give Thor the Maid Marion and Robin Hood or King Arthur and Guinevere magic.

              WolfieSmith
              WolfieSmith

              Marvel's Lady Sif - Jaimie Alexander vs DC's Gal Gadot - Wonder Woman, lets see the battle begin!

               

              WolfieSmith
              WolfieSmith

              Keep those signatures coming for Thor the ''God'' of Thunder!