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A New God of Thunder Debuts In Thor this October

Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman discuss the mystery woman wielding Mjolnir and the changes she brings!

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Frost Giants beware–there's a new God of Thunder protecting Midgard, and she's not messing around! For the first time in THOR's five decades of publication, the mantle of the mightiest Avenger will be turned over to a new mystery woman.

The all-new THOR #1 by continuing writer Jason Aaron and new artist Russell Dauterman of CYCLOPS fame will debut this fall in the aftermath of the status quo obliterating ORIGINAL SIN. As shocking as this change may seem, promises that this has been in the Asgardian cards ever since he launched THOR: GOD OF THUNDER in 2012.

"I've known since I first took over the series that I wanted to eventually have someone else pick up the hammer," says the writer. "It's kind of a time-honored Thor tradition at this point, isn't it? Going back to the days of Beta Ray Bill."

      Aaron pointed out that Mjolnir's other masters have rarely been women, a fact that he sought to change with this title's evolution:

      "This really is a Thor story unlike any we've ever seen before, and it's not meant to be fleeting. It's not a one-time thing or an alternate reality. This is the new version of Thor in the Marvel Universe."

      Joining Aaron on this journey will be artist Dauterman, who just made his big Marvel debut drawing epic space battles and heartwarming/breaking emotional moments in CYCLOPS. The chance to launch a new Thor title alongside Jason Aaron still seems too good to be true to the rising artist.

      "THOR: GOD OF THUNDER has been one of my favorite books from the past couple years," says Dauterman. "I'm absolutely thrilled to be on board continuing those stories with Jason, especially with this new premise."

          Dauterman doesn’t seem daunted by the series' bold new concept, either: "I was excited at the prospect of drawing a Thor book in general—I'm a fan of the character and love mythology and fantasy stories. But, when [THOR editor] Wil Moss said that the new Thor would be a Goddess of Thunder, I was super excited! I've always gravitated toward strong female characters."

          There's one aspect of this new God of Thunder that remains a tightly kept secret—her identity.

          "The previous Thor doesn't know who she is," explains Aaron. "Not even All-Father Odin seems to know."

          While the creative team may have remained mum about the alter ego of Mjolnir's new owner, Aaron did reveal that the tone of this new series will be very much in line with what fans have come to love about his THOR: GOD OF THUNDER run.

              "I'm still looking to do big, epic stories,” he vows. “Overall, I'm still going for a dark [Jack] Kirby vibe. [This series stars] a badass Viking goddess with a hammer facing Frost Giants and dark elves and all sorts of wild new villains."

              THOR #1 brings the thunder this October! Keep following Marvel.com and our social channels for more news!

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              WolfieSmith
              WolfieSmith

              There alone was Thor...

              Thor shall dwell until the powers perish.

              Thor must wade each day, when he to council goes at Yggdrasil's ash; for the As-bridge is all on fire, the holy waters boil.

              Thor. is called Asa-Thor and Auku-Thor, and is the strongest of gods and men. His realm is named Thrudvang, and his mansion Bilskirnir, in which are five hundred and forty halls. It is the largest house ever built...... There is no one so wise as to be able to relate all Thor's marvellous exploits, yet I could tell thee so many myself that hours would be whiled away ere all that I know had been recounted.

              Mjollnir99
              Mjollnir99

              SORRY FOR THE BIG LETTERS I DONT KNOW WHY IT DOES THAT..URGH

              First i like the idea of a woman wielding the hammer Mjolnir but!Why would Marvel call the comics Thor? Thor is his name and not a title.It has nothing to do with the hammer Mjolnir.If they give the hammer to a woman the comic should be called Godess of thunder or something and give her a skandinavian or germanic name but to call her Thor aswell is just nonsense and a bad move i think.

              Greets from germany

              WolfieSmith
              WolfieSmith

              The Penguin Book of Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings contains 32 stories from the creation through to Ragnarok. It has a good introduction and notes, glossary and bibliography at the end of the book. Used in conjunction with The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology a Penguin Classics, should provide enough material for a whole series of Marvel graphic novels on the Asgardians. Imagine if Marvel created a series of graphic novels using the artists and images from the video game Thor: God of Thunder Xbox 360, recreating the Myths of these classics. I'm sure there would be a huge market for such a collection, it would become a graphic novel classic in its own right.

              ThegnThrand
              ThegnThrand

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              marvelfan8472
              marvelfan8472

              hey!!! keep your head on. they are not killing thor and as for wolverine i think it is more like what DC did in the 90's with their god character aka superman. I mean i saw wolverine take head on three (if i remember correctly) reality eating monsters and they stripped him to muscle anyone else would have been laid out for a good long time but he was back to full strength in like four panels and that was not more than a few minutes overall because they were to move out to their next destination as soon as everyone could get on their feet.

              marvelfan8472
              marvelfan8472

              hey!!! keep your head on. they are not killing thor and as for wolverine i think it is more like what DC did in the 90's with their god character aka superman. I mean i saw wolverine take head on three (if i remember correctly) reality eating monsters and they stripped him to muscle anyone else would have been laid out for a good long time but he was back to full strength in like four panels and that was not more than a few minutes overall because they were to move out to their next destination as soon as everyone could get on their feet.

              syedahsan_ahmad
              syedahsan_ahmad

              NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!


              First killing wolverine now Thor DAMN

              agromann
              agromann

              What happens if Thorina has a run in her stocking...? ("Sif, can I borrow your nailpolish?")

              Seriously, the girls can dish it out as good as the guys.
              There is no need to move one character across to impose balance (in a slightly male-slanted genre, I grant you) and any comment to that effect is simply used to couch the effect of them wanting the responses below.

              They are going for shock value with a lame idea here.

              It would be better if they did a full Marvel Universe gender reversal with all the characters still having their specific memories as the other of the species...

              (Can I point out that the costume is pathetic too and reminds me too much like Ilyana Rasputin in her soulsword days...?)

              Don't mess with the classics...Kill him off (a third time) and resurrect him as a Pixie!

              meadfam
              meadfam

              Thunder Strike #1 page 7. But even though I've taken his place, it just doesn't seem right to use his name! I'll have to establish my own identity. Wise mane that Thunder Strike. Page 6. The real Thor is an honest to goodness thunder god, the immortal son of Odin, and a warrior prince of Asgard.. Need I say more. JUST SAYING.

              jackson2171
              jackson2171

              I been thinking this for some time myself. After the identity crises I was hoping they would reboot the whole scheme since wow you really cannot bounce back from something that bad.  However they did not..  I had stopped reading Spiderman after they had said in a comic when they still had people ask questons in the back of the book ( one of my all time favorite parts of the comic fan input) they said they would not kill off Ben AKA scarlet spider... 

              Then they did...

              This to me was a huge slap in the face to readers but I still had my favorites and one of those was Thor and Silver surfer and Captain America and a few others... I did like the x-ment but wow that went and got so crazy that trying to read it required a damn gps and a translater...

              You simply had to scratch your head and wonder..

              So the question of what is wrong with Marvel is really simple of a answer they forgot what a good story is , they forgot what a hero is and they forgot that sometimes you cannot fit to much into a boreetto and still have it come out good. Like the last Thor story line where so much takes place but the rest of the universe has not had a single day truly pass. I mean some story lines make sense but come on this one did not.

              Reset the whole universe every five years and have a huge ending when they do. This lets old characters not be stagnant and it gives writers more leverage to create. Nobody likes to do something and not have any freedom to express a great idea...

              However Thor as a women is a bit over the line... not so much as the way it was done... This Thor is Thor they say.. um wait...Thor is not a women and Thor well lets just say if its not the male Thor and he is not holding his hammer... Well it is not Thor... It would be like somebody giving my brother my name... Then saying they were me.... no I am far more then my name thank you a life time of walking in my shoes and you just cannot take my name and say your me...I am sorry I wish it worked that way.  To get his powers and his name does no justice to the real Thor and it insults him at the same time... Thor is a life time of adventures and then some and to just say...oh this is Thor you guys are crazy..... Well the insanity is trying to sell a bad idea and expect people to want hot sauce and some cold drink and try to choke it down.. Oh yes please give me more I can see where your going through the flames of my hot sauce Gringo......no and hell no. What has happened to Marvel is this... They stopped hearing the fans. They stopped caring and when they did that... people stopped dreaming and they stopped saying...I can no longer see how a company that once preached about hero's and heard the cry of the average consumer... Has become the villain and does not care about any of its market or the people the fund it.. Almost like the Fred Flintstones show where he learned to sing and everybody loved him.. Then one day he messed up and they said...Square he has lost it.. Then nobody cared... If they do not change marvel will be the square and lose all the fans that stood behind them and said... This I will defend... but it was one way... Marvel said... We do not have your back fans...eat crow...you just have to eat some crow... The fans say.. we have ate more then enough of our fare share of Crow and we want no more... Bring back the hero in super hero...I male or female it maters not if they forgot what protecting the weak is about and defending a idea.... Inspire others to do better... Marvel no longer knows how to inspire anything. Shameful.

              meadfam
              meadfam

              So Thor is no longer worthy to hold Mjolnir and so reverts back to 836 AD Thor wielding an axe.  Another person has been gifted with Mjolnir and all the power that comes with it as bequeathed by Odin. In the past Blake, Masterson and others were used as vessels for Thor to make his return. Others like Beta Ray Bill were gifted with Mjolnir and his power but retained their own individuality. Thor now being unworthy is not stripped of his individuality, neither has he taken on another identity, so how can two Thor's exist at the same time? I am completely stumped. We talk about the identity of this new Thor as unknown even to Thor Odinson. So this new Thor does have her own identity. So when she possesses Mjolnir she must also possess Thor Odinson's spirit thus transforming into thor but retaining her womanly figure. THIS IS JUST TOO MUMBO JUMBO FOR ME. I will see where this pans out but I have a strong feeling I am no longer worthy to read future Thor comics. JUST SAYING.






              canon31
              canon31

              What happened to Marvel.


              This is the worst idea ever!  I've been buying comics digitally for the last several years but the Marvel story lines keep getting lamer.



              agromann
              agromann

              Pathetic! LAME!

              They actually substantiate the fact that “this Thor” is not a God with this attempt to show diversity, attract female readers and be an “equal opportunity superheroes employer”. Excuse me, could I have a gender change please to up readership and exclude Thor from Walhalla? Let’s make Sif male so they do not encounter potential conflicts with love interests and their respective orientation.

              Another comic to be discontinued on my monthly order…I know it’s temporary but it’s not enticing enough to keep buying a book to support their inability to come up with good ideas and instead follow this avenue as a sales tool. (Tools indeed.)

              Let’s do a year of Marvel Babies meet Marvel Muppets to lose the rest of the readership. That would likely be more fun than Thorina, Thor-Girl, Wonder-Thor, Goddess of Blunder, Thor-Thumbelina, The Mjolness, Beta-Rita-Belle, Thoress the speed-knitter and Thorabella the nail in the coffin of Marvel’s God of Thunder. Swing thy hammer lady!

              Pathetic!

              ThegnThrand
              ThegnThrand

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              Come by tell us what you think about Marvels new idea.

              Here is a petition I found to stop the Trolls from Doing this to our Thor! 

              http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/keep-male-thor

              How do they explain this " Thor's father Odin decides his son needed to be taught humility and consequently places Thor (without memories of godhood) into the body and memories of an existing, partially disabled human medical student, Dr. Donald Blake."



              amadeusjager
              amadeusjager

              The idea of turning Thor into a woman, maybe worse than the Coca Cola company coming out with "New Coke" !!!!

              Donnarr
              Donnarr

              I'm beginning to think this is going to be like a Batman / Bane / Azarel kind of deal.


              Right? Batman was injured by Bane. Has to take some time off.

              Gets someone to wear the suit, play the role, while he's recuperating.


              So she's wielding the power of Thor ... but she's NOT Thor.


              I get the impression that there's a real panic that Marvel is going to give Thor some kind of gender reassignment.

              But it's clearly stated Thor lost and arm and this is a completely different character who will appear ALONGSIDE the Thor we all know.


              As far as being "unworthy" , we'll see. I'm betting Thor will give up Mjolnir, temporarily at least, while he gets fitted for a prosthetic.



              ronjon719
              ronjon719

              Who ever is in charge wake up and start using the axe anyone who had anything to do with changing Thor into a woman has no interest in the success of marvel !! Only its fast demise and failure maybe former dc employees check there background !!! I think you have rats in your house time to exterminate IM SERIOUS MAN !!

              Lady_Sif
              Lady_Sif

              What I don't get yet, is why the new Goddess of Thunder is called Thor?? It's his own name. Odin gave it to him as a father not a god. It has nothing to do with his hammer or powers. It is just his name. It would be like the new Cap is called Steve Rogers... The name doesn't come as a package with the hammer or shield. That is just tupid. The Hammer was a gift only for him. That is why the inscription says Power of Thor. You get HIS powers when you are worthy. The power of the God of Thunder. 

              You can't walk in, grab someone's lunch box that says "property of Thor". Then you eat his sandwich and by doing that you prentend that your name is Thor now and the food is legally yours lol. This is actually identity theft XD ... Does SHIELD know this?  I can see why someone else becomes the God of Thunder. I just don't understand why he is even losing his own name. Is he still the son of Odin? Or is that taken away too?? I demand a DNA test now!!!! XD

              supahz
              supahz

              This is weak.  I don't deride it because I hate change.  I don't deride it because I think super-powerful women are bad/lame/a waste of time.  I don't deride it because I think Disney is ridiculous or Marvel is lame or any of another hundred possible reasons. I deride this because it is weak, gimmicky, pandering, unimaginative, and silly.

              And when Thor sales drop even lower and desperation sets in, I will same the same thing when they bring back the Odinson a la "New Coke/Classic Coke"... because seriously, we all know this will happen.


              steveu
              steveu

              Just think, thor gets a period now, Hahahaha!!' Lame, lame, lame..'!!!

              boomiegard
              boomiegard

              Now if they will only change loki to female too

              ronji4
              ronji4

              @marvelfan8472 that is not the point. The point is they did this for political reasons(appeasing females). Imagine the outrage the leftist media and women would have if an establish female character was re-imaged as a male..

              boomiegard
              boomiegard

              @Lady_Sif alas we will never know the will of the gods now can we for we are just mere humans lol maybe Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme can help us...you know consult the Vishantis or Eternity, and Doctor Reeds...it could be another machination of Ironman...maybe the spirit of Jean Grey is playing with all of us...too many questions that need answers! Do you think SHIELD will go bonkers if they know of this? And i love your lunchbox theory, i know a bully who went that far. I talk too much? Yeah sorry about that.

              Lady_Sif
              Lady_Sif

              @steveu Or even WORSE, if she is NOT! Bwahahaha. If she gets drunk as often as the Odinson hangovers can be different than before.... Behold the all-new Baby of Thunder. The new-new Thor! Coming next fall. XD

              WolfieSmith
              WolfieSmith

              The Designate, the Supreme, Tara Olson, Hammer Girl, Thorita, Hammerette, Thor Lass, Asgard Lass, Thoretta, Hammer Lass, the Destroyer; Spirit of the Jewel. Leave Thor alone!



              Lady_Sif
              Lady_Sif

              @boomiegard @Lady_Sif Usually the answer to all your questions would be Loki, but again things have changed lol. 

              My theory is: It has to do with funny flavoured pink mushrooms from Nidavellier, a jug full of exrta extra strong Fimbulvintr-Mead, a troll, then more trolls and an invalid bus ticket. An invalid bus ticket you may wonder? Well, the hammer has kinda low standarts of the whole being worthy thing these days. Thor should have bought a new one after that helluva party he had. tz tz tz. I would ask Fury, but he was on that party too. Uh-oh.

              steveu
              steveu

              Careful, shes not messing around...I like how she looks likE a man...pathetic.

              steveu
              steveu

              Hahaha!! NO doubt!

              Lady_Sif
              Lady_Sif

              @boomiegard @Lady_Sif It already happens. Why do I actually think about girls now?? The transformation has begun.. I am into the MALE Thor and they turn me into something else with their brainwashing new title... "AAAAAAAAARGH!"

              But... *whispers* C'mooon.... Tell me that was NOT on your mind when you wrote it. tehehe...

              Ok everyone! Vote for me if you wanna see that happen and I become the new writer of "THOR - Unworthy! ... and it feels so goo-hoood" lol XD