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Thor is recast as a woman in Marvel Comics

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:02 a.m. HST, Jul 16, 2014

NEW YORK >> Thor is now a Goddess of Thunder.

Marvel Comics announced Tuesday that the hammer-wielding Norse superhero will be a woman in upcoming comic book issues. Marvel was thin on details explaining the switch, but said in a press release that "no longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer."

The new Thor was debuted on "The View" where artwork was revealed showcasing a buxom blonde clad a caped costume and brandishing the trademark hammer.

Series writer Jason Aaron says in a statement that "This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. ... This is THE Thor."

The Marvel universe has historically been male-dominated, but that may be changing. Marvel Studios is developing a stand-alone film for Black Widow, the character played by Scarlett Johansson.

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false wrote:
Thor is the SON of Odin.
on July 16,2014 | 12:38PM
Tarakian wrote:
Yes, son of Odin, brother of no good Loki!
on July 16,2014 | 03:20PM
Tarakian wrote:
With respect to the ladies, Arrgh!
on July 16,2014 | 03:19PM
Green Warrior wrote:
So if her armor falls off in the heat of battle, will the comics then be labeled as Thornography?
on July 16,2014 | 03:47PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
This comment deserves more attention. Huzzah!
on July 16,2014 | 04:12PM
Green Warrior wrote:
I don't like this change. Kind of like a Thorn in my side.
on July 16,2014 | 04:58PM
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