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Old 07-15-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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Meet the new Thor — a GODDESS of Thunder, who will headline a new ‘Thor’ series starting in October.

Marvel Entertainment has brought the hammer — more like the Mjolnir — down on any criticism that its comics are male-dominated, announcing Tuesday that one of its biggest superheroes will now be a woman.

Thor, the lightning-wielding superhero played by the Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel movies, will be recast as a female in new comic book series that will launch in October. “We’re really excited about this; it’s definitely shaking things up,” Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso told the Daily News. “Thor is the broad-shouldered masculine epitome. But you see from the teaser image that the new Thor is not to be trifled with, either.”

Alonso wouldn’t give any hints about the identity of the character who will be under the helmet of the womanly warrior. He would only say it’s a character that current “Thor” readers will recognize. “We’re going to draw this out,” he says, almost teasing fans. “We’re not going to tell you right away who it is. It’s going to be a mystery ripe with red herrings and twists.”

The old Thor, that is to say the male warrior, will still be hanging around, but will be reduced to a depowered mortal unworthy of Mjolnir — the warrior’s magical hammer — and all that comes with it. And it won’t affect Thor in the popular Marvel flicks — Hemsworth is under contract for at least the next three installments.

But Thor’s new gender was big enough news in the comic book universe that the publisher revealed the change on “The View” on Tuesday.

“Giving her the title of Thor gives her a great power behind her from the get-go,” says Jill Pantozzi, editor in chief of TheMarySue.com, a pop culture news site. “People know the character Thor from the Marvel movies, that makes this a big event. It is nice to see that both Marvel and (rival publisher) DC Comics are realizing that there is an untapped market in women readers.”

Based on the Norse God of Thunder, the burly hero has been a dude since creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby appropriated Viking mythology for their comic books in 1962. Since then, the industry has been dominated by the likes of Spider-Man, Superman and Batman.

‘This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR,’ says writer Jason Aaron.
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‘This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR,’ says writer Jason Aaron.

Times have changed, however. The Thor revelation was the latest move in an ongoing attempt by the publisher of heroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man and Captain America to be more gender-balanced to compete with DC, home of Wonder Woman and Batgirl.

In recent months, new Marvel titles have focused on veteran heroines Black Widow, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel and Elektra. Marvel has also introduced a series around a new Ms. Marvel character, whose alter ego is a Muslim American teenager from Jersey City.

“We’ll see if (this new Thor) is a feminist breakthrough or not depending on how much clothing she’s wearing,” says Danielle Ward, manager of Jim Hanley’s Universe comic store on Staten Island.


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Ok. The current THOR after the sex change...?

Lol.... Just joke time. If he can provide the answer to that method of space travel... I know some people that will make him RICH... not only a lil rich.... lol
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Who cares? GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING!!

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So is DC vs Marvel the nerd version of the redneck Ford vs Chevy?
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Eh, no. None of the characters look like themselves!

Why isn't Penguin fat? Where's Gordon's mustache? Why did they change Poison Ivy's name? And what the hell are they trying to do with Catwoman?

AND WHERE AM I?!

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Eh, no. None of the characters look like themselves!

Why isn't Penguin fat? Where's Gordon's mustache? Why did they change Poison Ivy's name? And what the hell are they trying to do with Catwoman?

AND WHERE AM I?!

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It's younger Gordon so maybe his mustache can grow later
I didn't see a Pam ivy either
Penguin can always get fat over time

And the Joker will probably come later. He didn't really have a childhood origin in mainstream batman so he'll probably be there when Bruce gets older and maybe make an appearance as the red hood?
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