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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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              Loddfafnir
              Loddfafnir

              This is Marvel's get out of gaol (jail) card, there is magic at work here by Enchantress or Loki. whosoever the new ''Thor'' is, Thor will be back. I wish they had just promoted Sif as a female super-heroine, that way we could see them as equals. Thor and Sif should be equals as Odin and Frigga should be seen as equals, gods and goddesses with different characters and attributes that they use in the battles between good and evil to protect Asgard and Earth from those who will one day bring about Ragnarök. Marvel Studios have announced the date for ''Thor 3'' Ragnarok, so the sooner we know who the goddess is and Thor returns to wheeled Mjölnir the better. 

              I hope it Sif, then they can join forces to protect humanity and Earth until the final battle and the end of our universe.  I'm looking forward to the third Thor film in 2017, I'd like to see Thor and the gods and goddesses battling across the Nine Worlds against the forces of evil in some good quality Marvel graphic novels based on thewonderful art in Thor: The Dark World - The Art of the Movie.  Marvel employ some brilliant graphic artists, combine their skill with the writers and you could create a series of masterpieces. 

              I think it's been suggested already that Marvel could create a set of graphic novels based upon the Prose Edda and Elder Edda, using drawings of Thor, Loki, Odin, Frigga and Sif as Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo and Jaimie Alexander. I'm sure Marvel fans would love it, and those of us who are also fascinated by Norse mythology would think it a must to buy. There the gauntlet has been thrown down, will Marvel rise to the challenge? I hope so, and I'm sure others will agree.  

              http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/308/files/2014/10/thor-1-interior.jpg



              HarleyQuinnxD
              HarleyQuinnxD

              i lIked the comic, but the gender thing doesnt matter its more like a fun thing to read and not to take seriously, i look forward to the Next comic.

              avaxa21
              avaxa21

              I dislike the fact it is because he is "No longer Worthy". Why not he chooses to pass the hammer to another worthy and take over Odin's Throne or that he just wants to live a mortal life. It seems to press the Feminists agenda of Man bad, not worthy, Woman good, only one worthy anti-male sentiment into the Comic world. Super man has Superwoman, Batman has Batgirl, etc. Now they just want to outright replace the male hero.

              Also Thor is from Viking Mythology, not purely fictional depending on your religious beliefs. You could say, this is Marvel's (Disney) way to trample on another religion without regard. Let's just rewrite the Bible and say Jesus was a woman or the Quran and say the Prophet Mohammed was a woman. No?, oh ya, that because it is just to ignorant to think like that.


              My stores will NOT sell this print, ever.

              tallulah13
              tallulah13

              The entire problem I have with making Thor a woman is that Thor was not created by Marvel. The concept of Thor existed prior to, and outside of the Marvel universe. The only reason to change the gender of Thor is to revitalize the franchise. Why not write compelling stories with the character as it already exists instead of resorting to gimmicks?

              Kingsman0
              Kingsman0

              This first issue was full of MACHO posturing. "Know your place" type of over lording. Much like this board.

              However, that aside, it was very boring. I know it's just the first issue, but if it's just women bashing and simple linear story telling...

              I won't keep reading. I said i would give it 5 issues. So far, the first one is just meh.

              4 more to go.

              Kyoso
              Kyoso

              I personally think its a great idea. Plus, It's not like the male version would be lost forever. Let us girls have someone to look up too as well.

              KochsAreEvil
              KochsAreEvil

              Love this idea! Too bad there's so many pu**y's out there complainjng.

              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

              Darthphobos
              Darthphobos

              @Loddfafnir, I think it was WolfieSmith who suggested Marvel create a set of graphic novels based upon the Prose Edda and Elder Edda. Another exhalant source is Norse Myths Gods of the Vikings by Kevin Crossley-Holland printed by Penguin Books. I agree it's an excellent idea, the wonderful artwork in Thor: The Dark World - The Art of the Movie by Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Bryan Andrews, Jane Wu and Rick Newsome combined with a storyline which melded the original mythology from a thousand years ago with Marvel's take on the cosmology of the nine realms depicted in Thor: The Dark World incorporating ideas taken from Simonson's Theory of Relativity, Yang-Mills Principles of Particle Physics and Schrodinger's Theory of Wave Mechanics just blows me away.

              avaxa21
              avaxa21

              @Kyoso I disagree and I dislike having Thor no longer be worthy, why not he step down to take the Throne of Odin as it is in Viking Mythology or that he wanted a mortal like? I also read comments that every Thursday will be a woman's empowerment day, which is just insane. If you did not know, Thursday is from All Thor's Day. Thor is a Viking God, and to do this would be like going off and changing the genders for all the religious icons to help revitalize the religion.

              ronji4
              ronji4

              @Kyoso since you implied you are a girl of course YOU think it's a great idea. They did this  joke to appease females while disrespecting and disregarding their male fan base. Not one guy on this board said their shouldn't be female hero comics the issue is you co-opted an established male hero. I didn't bother reading the issue. I'll wait to this joke ends before Marvel gets my money for this series

              ronji4
              ronji4

              @KochsAreEvil The only p***sy are the females who support this because they are so lame they can't have an original heroine without piggybacking/co-opting an established male character. 

              Darthphobos
              Darthphobos

              Wasn't a female super-heroine supposed to appeal to the p****'s, stop complaining. Most Thor fans want him to be a superhero, a p***y magnet even.

              KochsAreEvil
              KochsAreEvil

              Wow. You people need to get a grip, it's a comic. I cant believe you're So insecure in your masculinity you need to create petitions to demand characters stay male. You guys probably freak out over black santa claus.

              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..

              Darthphobos
              Darthphobos

              I'm convinced like you and Wolfie, that Rick Newsame, Jane Wu, Andy Park, Bryan Andrews and Jackson Sze would create a series of graphic novels that would become a must have for Marvel Thor fans and sci-fi fans as well as being of interest to anyone who would like to know a bit more about Norse mythology with a Marvel Universe update for the 21st century.

              Kyoso
              Kyoso

              @avaxa21 You disagree with equality oor..?  And it's a comic, changing who the holder of the hammer will be doesn't change any religion. And on thursday you can be celebrating toads for all I care.

              Kyoso
              Kyoso

              @ronji4  I understand why you're against it. Thor IS basically the embodiment of all thinks "manly" in a hero. Honestly, I would have preferred a completely new heroine, but since most of the existing ones are just love interests in other stories I'm pretty exited about this. Finally someone who isn't just a pretty face and body. Anyway, I don't think they're getting rid of "male" Thor completely. And c'mon , don't call it a joke.

              Loddfafnir
              Loddfafnir

              Thor god of thunder, an ancient and highly revered divinity, patron and protector of peasants and warriors, powerful and fearless. OK, occasionally slow witted, armed with a his hammer Mjölnir which returns to him when he throws it, he has a day named after him Thor's day (Thursday).

              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!



              avaxa21
              avaxa21

              @KochsAreEvil  He is not just a character in a Comic, he is a GOD in the Viking Religion or Mythology depending on your stance. Should we change Zuse to a woman? No reason why Thor's wife or children could not take up the hammer. It's not just they are giving someone else his name, its he is no longer worthy and someone else gets the hammer and his name. Marvel already has Thor Girl, or why not have Vialkery Goddess of Thunder? 

              Loddfafnir
              Loddfafnir

              I agree Kevin Crossley-Holland's book Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikingspublished by Penguin would be perfect to base a Marvel Universe take on Norse mythology. They could have a great time with the graphics and reinterpreting the myths to fit the cosmology of Marvel's The Art of Thor: The Dark World. Like you I think it would be a sci-fi classic, one that all Marvel Thor fans would want to own. There are thirty two myths from the Creation to Ragnarök, that would be one hell of a project and show of Marvel's creativity, a set of graphic novels based upon a thousand year old text, updated for the new millennium.

              http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Penguin-Book-Norse-Myths/dp/0241953219/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_1 

              ronji4
              ronji4

              @Kyoso It is what it is, but I refuse to pretend I agree with their decision or that I care about women's empowerment or rights..i don't.  You can't understand why guys are annoyed with this because you aren't a guy.

              The annoyance goes beyond Thor. The media and government if you actually pay attention does everything to pander to females while treating males with little regard and this Thor change is just another example of that.  

                Another annoyance I have is the ridiculous "if she be worthy".  "he" in third person form has always been for both genders, but by them saying only a woman can pick up the hammer the irony is the writers are being sexist. 

                I've been reading DC comics more anyway, like I said I don't care about women hero comics personally I would never read them because of the aforementioned disinterest in women's issues and empowerment the only exception is I read Super girl only because it ties into Superman..beyond that I don't read any female lead comics and never will. 

              The best analogy I can give you is a Jewish person being asked to read N*zi based comics that promote N*zism(not sure if that word is censored) that is how it feels for me..why would i want to read a comic about a female beating up and making males look stupid..they have enough of that on TV and Movies as it is.

              Darthphobos
              Darthphobos

              Sif is Thor's the lover, he is a god of fertility, he has two sons Magni and Modi by the giantess Jarnsaxa, a daughter Thrud and he is the strongest of the gods.

              KochsAreEvil
              KochsAreEvil

              My god, Have some self control. It's a f@&$Ing Comic book, have an open mind. Wahh, thor's a man, wahh

              Loddfafnir
              Loddfafnir

              Freya is not just a goddess of love and war demonstrating the diversity and complexity of the gods and goddesses of Norse mythology, Loki has the same attraction in Norse mythology as he does in the Marvel Universe . They more relevant to British and European culture and history an than Greek myths, yet Greek mythology is given more importance than Norse myths by academia and education. Marvel would be not just be creating wonderful graphic novels, but also redressing the balance by producing an enjoyable and pictorial read and retelling of the Norse myths.

              Kyoso
              Kyoso

              @ronji4 Then you can understand my frustration as well right? Why in the world would I want to read about men being idolized and then making out with beautiful women like they're some trophy they just won. And should they fall in love (god forbid) the woman has to die, So they can move on to the next one. As I see it, the majority of comics still  pander to the male gender not the female. Recently they actually wrote stories with female heroes. FINALLY. and if its true that you haven't actually read any of the comics with them, then I don't understand why I'm even arguing about this with you. 


              Did you know how there was a toad that was worthy of Mjölnir?  I'm just saying, I don't think they're excluding anyone or anything of "being worthy". I just want you to understand that by everything you've said previously, you're actually the one being sexist.



              So in your mind, the male sex represent the jewish and the female represent the Nazi? That's not the best analogy. But I get it, you're saying that every comic with a female lead is aggressively feministic. But the same thing goes for every comic with a male lead. They promote men supremacy. And that is what it should be right? You're supposed to feel like the hero of the comic is unbeatable. So what's so wrong with equaling it out? If a man can be worthy so can a woman.  

              Kingsman0
              Kingsman0

              @ronji4 @Kyoso You are a true woman hater. Do you have sisters? Or a Mother perhaps?

              Do you dislike women that much? You seem like you would be OK in an all male world, according to your anti-woman rant. How does your boyfriend put up with you... is beyond me.

              Wow.

              Loddfafnir
              Loddfafnir

              How confused will young readers be when they get past early readers book This is Thor - level 1 and Heroes of Asgard - level 2, to discover his power to protect Earth, the Warriors Three and Lady Sif need help and Thor comes to aid his warriors.

              avaxa21
              avaxa21

              @KochsAreEvil Lets make Wonder Woman no longer worthy and a Man takes over the position of Prince of the Amazon women. Sounds great!

              Loddfafnir
              Loddfafnir

              It's true it's only a ''f***ing comic'' wahh, but it's also true that Thor is ''a man, wahh''.

              To quote from This is Thor for young readers level 1 ''Thor uses his powers to protect Earth'', to quote from Thor Heroes of Asgard for young readers level 2 ''Thor and his warriors'' are always ready to protect and bring order to Midgard.

              Thor is the son of the Allfather, husband of Sif and god of thunder, wahh!

              Darthphobos
              Darthphobos

              @Loddfafnir, I'm sure Marvel could create a brilliant retelling of the myths based upon Crossley-Holland's book with the added twist of sci-fi comic book graphics to bring it alive for the 21st century reader. Marvel would go down in history as the best sci-fi fantasy comic and graphic company of all time. What a tribute to Stan Lee, that would represent. Stan could sign the first one hundred copies, now they would become a real collectors must have graphic novel.