Comic stans, get ready for a major change and cultural milestone. Today, Marvel announced that their hammer-thumping hero will be a heroine. That’s right, the comic book character Thor is now a woman. “This is not She-Thor,” said series writer Jason Aaron. “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.” Marvel made the big announcement on The View and then released a statement on the permanent change.
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Check out a piece of the statement: “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!” According to Marvel, Thor will be its 8th title to star a female character. Photo Credit: Marvel Comics