If You Were A Fan Of Thor, Be Prepared To Have Your Day Ruined

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Jul. 15, 2014

I'm not sure who is in charge over there at Marvel, but they need to stop drinking.

Since the foolish slip in Marvel's portfolio with letting Edgar Wright get away from directing Ant-Man over script issues, this is maybe the biggest screwup they have achieved. Thor will now be a woman. Pardon?

Jason Arron, the writer of the current Thor series for Marvel stressed that the new Thor isn't a relative, but literally Thor. And this is why I never really got into comic books, folks. The reveal was announced on The View of all places, which also displayed a picture of what the new pouty-lipped Thor will look like.

Thor wears a new mask to hide the shame.

Along with the image, Marvel released the following statement: "Thor, Marvel’s God of Thunder, will henceforth be a woman in the comics. The news is a major shift in Marvel’s continuity, since Thor is one of the oldest superheroes in the Marvel universe. Details are forthcoming…" The only details I want are which derp at Marvel thought this would be a good idea.

Jason Aaron, the writer on the current Thor series for Marvel comics said “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 will go on to write the lady-Thor comic with artist Russell Dauterman for Marvel. Thor: God of Thunder will ship its last issue in September and female Thor will take over from there. As it was explained to me by my friend Dustin, this is not the same character as before. The Thor that we all know and love merely lost the title of "Thor" which has now been passed on to this woman. The previous Thor will still exist, but without Mjolnir and without the title of Thor. At least until the next Thor movie comes out and they change it back for the tie-in.  This makes way more sense than the sex-change I feared/secretly wanted.

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25 comments
LpwnWolf
LpwnWolf User

...and you wonder why no one buys comic books anymore.

joasis
joasis User

What's with all the f*g stuff. Stan Lee must be rolling over in his grave.

fireslayer
fireslayer User

@COHockey I couldn't have said it better myself. The effeminism of masculinity.

eldystar
eldystar User

Well Comic books do need a lesbian super hero now.

deodath
deodath User

TO HELL WITH THIS CRAP ..no wonder the movie and comic industry is dying ..Looks like its strictly PORN for me from now on for entertainment

Valeasaz
Valeasaz User

Dumb... just.................... dumb.

MMoeller
MMoeller User

Possible spoiler:
According to the Edda poems Thor once had to dress as his wife Freja as the Jotunn king Thrym had stolen the Mjolnir and held it ransom with Freja as his price. Thor was then dressed as Freja and Loki as his bridesmaid.


http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/%C3%9Erymskvi%C3%B0a

Dustin-Miles-310
Dustin-Miles-310 User

Et2house is correct. This is not the same character as before. The Thor that we all know and love merely lost the title of "Thor" which has now been passed on to this woman. The previous Thor will still exist, but without Mjolnir and without the title of Thor. At least until the next Thor movie comes out and they change it back for the tie-in.

MMoeller
MMoeller User

So we should call it Thunderita and Thuritasday instead of Thunder and Thursday? :P

COHockey
COHockey User

This is more PC neutering of everything we guys like. "They" won't be satisfied until we are all a bunch of scarf wearing sissies that jump on a chair when we see a cricket. Look at our schools now.... little kids are being EXPELLED for pointing their hand like a gun and yelling "bang". Masculinity is now looked upon as a character flaw...... so why don't we all just submit now and exchange sex organs with girls. It's the only thing that will make "them" happy. You guys have fun, I'm moving to a cave in Australia.

kmoutray
kmoutray User

to appeal to a larger audience, Thor has become trans-gendered.

et2house
et2house User

The story line is Thor is once again stripped of his hammer and it is given to a woman who is worthy. Point is it's not supposed to be the same character just in woman form, it's actually a new character and "Thor" is just the title of who holds the power of mjolnir.

Armands-Revelins-293
Armands-Revelins-293 User

so what? an interesting interpretive take on a timeless character. The fact that break thinks, by default, that this is going to 'ruin my day' and that this is horrible etc. is  sexism and stupidity

ILLest05
ILLest05 User

No reason to change his appearance then.. 

Mortiki
Mortiki User

@joasis i didn't know stan lee died...where was i?

KCjoker
KCjoker User

@COHockey Between this and the recent Archie storyline it's so obvious it defeats the purpose they're trying to achieve.

Todd-Spence
Todd-Spence moderator User

@et2house Standing corrected, this makes WAY more sense. I'm still going to keep that image of Stan Lee with Finkle for chuckles though.

Yeahyouhou
Yeahyouhou User

@Armands-Revelins-293 How is it sexism to dislike iconic boys' figures being changed into a girl one?


Are men still allowed to hang on to what they like?!?!

Todd-Spence
Todd-Spence moderator User

@Armands-Revelins-293  That's a bit of a stretch.  I wouldn't call this change interesting, nor is it interpretive because it's not an interpretation. It's a re-invention and that's just silly. If you want a female Thor, don't remove the original to get it.