Marvel took to The View this morning to announce an all new comic “THOR.” Little else is known other than the star of the comic won’t be the Thor we know and love, but rather a new female version. Landing this October, Jason Aaron will shepard in the newest version of the character with art from Russel Dauterman, whose been doing stellar work on “Cyclops.”
Hard to tell what’s going to happen in the Marvel universe, and we’ll cover more on this story as it develops. But it’s a safe bet to assume that Rick Remender is going to take the Thor we currently have to the cleaners in AXIS. His love for the character only means his demise.
This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain American, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge will who will be 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. This femaleTHOR is 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.
I’m really into this. Marvel is taking some chances. Let’s hope they stick.