Great amazing news! Marvel has decided that Thor will be a woman from October. This is great news since Thor will become the 8th female title on the shelves. Thor is not the “She-Thor,” not “Thorita”. She is simply THOR, and she is worthy of the mighty hammer. Till now the only one worthy of holding the Mjölnir was a male, as described in traditional comics. This is about to change.
Till now, the description of Thor’s hammer read that “Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” This description changes, according to Wil Moss (Marvel editor), and also states that this Thor is here to stay!! She is not a temporary substitute: “she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”
Now there are lots of questions: who is she? What type of relationship will she have with Loki? Is she going to be his sister? Will anything change within Odin’s family? How will fan fiction creators aproach these changes? How does she appear into the Marvel Universe? And more importantly: what will Thor fans say? (And Loki’s fans say?)
Not everybody will be as exited (as the one writing this post). Some people will not like the change very much. Perhaps Marvel should come up with some new character. However, the revolution is here: Marvel is taking a major character and transforming him into her. This is a big decision!
What do you think??