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‘Same name, new body parts’: Marvel’s Thor to become a woman


Marvel Comics has announced that Norse God Thor (in the comics at least, if not the movies) is now a woman.

“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,” said Marvel editor Wil Moss in a statement. “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!”!/mashable/status/489079216919826433!/NordlingAICN/status/489090202858573825

Reaction on Twitter was about a snarky as expected.!/Matthops82/status/489086399534993408!/REALStaceyDash/status/489118716978667520

I'm OK with making Thor a woman, as long as Mjolnir becomes a rolling pin.
#donthitme— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 15, 2014!/BrianLynch/status/489172275552215040!/ElizaBayne/status/489147608154128384!/Wojciehowicz/status/489155457500872704!/jtLOL/status/489202934773600256

Let’s check in with “Avengers” director Joss Whedon.!/josswhedon/status/489115238269476864



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