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Thunderstruck: Marvel Reveals New Thor

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 9:24 am by Tyler Waterman

Marvel Comics promised to make a big announcement on today’s episode of “The View” (owned by parent company Disney), and they did not disappoint.

This October, the unthinkable happens, and Thor will be found unworthy of his hammer Mjolnir. That hammer will be passed on to someone who is worthy, and that new Thor will be a woman.

While this move will undoubtably cause an internet uproar, and will likely be extremely polarizing for fans of Thor, it’s a bold move taken with one of Marvel’s biggest and most popular franchises. The Thor we all know and love won’t be going away, either; this “unworthy Thor” will also be a factor in the Marvel Universe, because you just can’t keep a good god down.

This new Thor series will be written by Jason Aaron (whose current Thor God of Thunder has been widely acclaimed as the best Thor run in decades), with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops, Nightwing).

Check out the images below, as well as the official press release from Marvel, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: Marvel.com

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Thor #1 cover by Russell Dauterman

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Thor #1 variant cover by Esad Ribic

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Unworthy Thor by Esad Ribic

 

Official Press Release: 

“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 will 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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