Step aside, boys! Marvel announced on ‘The View’ on July 15 that Thor will no longer be the classic male figure we’ve come to know and love, but instead a mighty female! Thor will prove all male superheroes wrong with her strength. Read on to find out what Marvel has hinted about the new comic book series starring the God Of Thunder as a woman!
The God Of Thunder, Thor, will be portrayed as a female for the first time! Thor can add to the roster of great female superheroes like Captain Marvel and Storm — pretty exciting! Looks like Marvel found someone new to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir! Are you going to read the thrilling comic when it’s published in October? I know we sure will!
‘Thor’ For The First Time Will Be Portrayed As A Female In The New Comic
Written by Jason Aaron and with art by Russel Dauterman, the new comic, aptly titled Thor, will be published in October 2014 — get ready, ladies! (And gentlemen!)
The hammer-weilding Thor will no longer be a classic male figure; instead, a female will now step in for good!
The View posted on Twitter on July 15, “@Marvel announces that Thor is no longer worthy of Mjolnir, and now a woman will be wielding the mighty Uru Hammer! #TheView.”
Check out Marvel’s announcement below with gorgeous art attached:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 15, 2014
This rings in an all-new era for the comic world, as this female protagonist is targeted primarily toward the female audience which is largely ignored by comic book writers and other comic book fans alike.
“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,” Jason Aaron added to the View press release.
Thor is the eighth title from Marvel featuring a female as the protagonist — looks like Captain Marvel will have some friendly competition coming her way!
Hey, HollywoodLifers! Are you a comic book reader? What do you think about Thor being a female protagonist? Pretty cool, right? Let us know your thoughts!
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