Marvel Comics Announces All-New Female Thor

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That’s right! The Thor we know and love will no longer wield his mighty hammer. Marvel Comics is now introducing an all-new female incarnation of the character this October in a brand new series simply called Thor. The news first broke on ABC’s The View which later tweeted the following via @theviewtv:

Some Marvel fans are already predicting that Angela, who was recently revealed to be the sister of Thor and Loki in Original Sin #5.1, will actually be the one to take up the mantle. In their official press release Marvel states “a brand new female hero will emerge” so it’s also likely the character taking up the name has not yet been introduced.

Check out Marvel’s full press release below and feel free to let us know what you think about the new Thor in the comments.

MARVEL PROUDLY PRESENTS THOR

New York, NY – July 15th, 2014 – 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 American, 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 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.

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