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Marvel’s new Thor, God of Thunder, is for the first time, a female!
The mighty hammer is now being handed off to the first female Thor! On ABC’s The View, Marvel made the announcement that writer Jason Aaron and the Marvel company will release a new comicbook series in October featuring a woman as the new Thor.
New Thor Comicbook Series
"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," Marvel editor Wil Moss said in a release.
"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!"
Female comic fans are totally animated about this as this is the eighth installment of a comic book series with a female lead. Marvel has made a successful attempt at trying to open their audience up from just being white, straight males. They're likely following the growth of females in the comic-reading population.
In February, Facebook's self-identified comic fans grew to over 24 million, and females account for over 46 percent of it.
“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," Aaron said.
Will this spark some more Thor movies? Time will tell... Marvel stated that Thor is still God of Thunder, not Goddess of Thunder, and she is worthy of the title.
Thor fans can grab their copy of the new Thor story this fall! What’s your opinion on the new God of Thunder?