Lolo (wauwy) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Marvel's Big "The View" Announcement: Thor Will be Replaced by a Woman



Thor's been causing trouble again. On this morning's "The View," it was announced that Marvel's God of Thunder has once again been stripped of his magical hammer due to misbehavior, and that it will instead be bestowed (probably temporarily) upon a random blonde earth lady who comes across it in a comic title that has yet to be named.

So far it doesn't seem like this new wielder is anyone we know. According to our nerd consultants, she will be the third woman worthy of Mjolnir through comics history: Ororo Munroe (aka Storm), Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman), and now this mystery lady.

Official Press Release

"Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).

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 America, 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 female THOR 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."


SOURCE: 1, my friend with a TV
Tags: comic books, marvel, the avengers, the view (abc)

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