COMICS: Marvel's THOR Will Now Be A Woman

COMICS: Marvel's THOR Will Now Be A Woman

We were expecting a big announcement from Marvel regarding a "thunderous" new character, and the beans have been spilled today on ABC's The View: Thor, God of Thunder will now be a Goddess of Thunder as a female character will wield Mjolnir. More past the jump.

Today on ABC’s The View, Whoopi Goldberg announced that Marvel's current incarnation of Thor will be deemed unworthy to wield Mjolnir, and the hammer (and mantle) will be taken up by a female character. "It’s a huge day in the Marvel Universe. Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up, and he’s no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. For the first time in history, that hammer is being held by a woman. That’s right. Thor is a woman!” Which woman is not revealed, although she is rumoured to be former Spawn mainstay Angela, and the artwork below certainly resembles that character.

More details are sparse, but Goldberg also mentions that this character will be someone who was saved by the Thunder-God in the past, and she will indeed be known as Thor. We'll update when any more info becomes available, but for now be sure to leave your thoughts in the usual place.

UPDATE: In a press release, Jason Arron (who will write the new series) had the following to say about this new character. “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." The new female Thor will launch in a new series, Thor #1, launching in the fall. Aaron will stay on as writer, joined by artist Russell Dauterman.
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KurtWagner1225 - 7/15/2014, 8:19 AM
blvdnoise - 7/15/2014, 8:19 AM
and I was certain Josh Gad was gonna be young KingPin ;)
DEVLIN712 - 7/15/2014, 8:19 AM
This is... I don't even know...
DEVLIN712 - 7/15/2014, 8:20 AM
Why not just make a series using his newly introduced sister? This is just straight up stupid
Abary - 7/15/2014, 8:20 AM
LMFAO I can't wait for this....
KurtWagner1225 - 7/15/2014, 8:21 AM
.@Marvel announces that Thor is no longer worthy of Mjolnir, and now a woman will be wielding the mighty Uru Hammer!, wait so Thor is no longer worthy of Mjolnir and now a woman is gonna wield thought they turned Thor into a Woman
batmorMark2 - 7/15/2014, 8:22 AM
Abary - 7/15/2014, 8:22 AM
I don't think they will really make Thor unworthy. They're just joking with that part, I think.
blackandyellow - 7/15/2014, 8:22 AM
This is going to be hilarious.

Gusto answer yoss' question when you eventually get here.
YeezusWept - 7/15/2014, 8:23 AM
If you thought the Moles Morales and SpidOck outcry was something, you better hold on to your butts...
blackandyellow - 7/15/2014, 8:23 AM
Marvel is also replacing Thor's hammer with an iron.
KurtWagner1225 - 7/15/2014, 8:23 AM
theAbaryMan-maybe it has to do with Aarons run on Thor right now which i have heard is great but apparently Thor has been doing some shady stuff in it
ATrueHero1987 - 7/15/2014, 8:24 AM
Sayeth What?!

There's already a woman Thor:
yossarian - 7/15/2014, 8:24 AM
Ohhhhhhhh man. I have a meeting. [frick]. I want to read these comments.
kinghulk - 7/15/2014, 8:24 AM
ummm ok, why not just give the hammer to angela? and how would thor be not worthy again? why not make him king and have him give it to someone?
YeezusWept - 7/15/2014, 8:24 AM
TheRationalNerd - 7/15/2014, 8:25 AM
They've made Loki a woman as well. lol
ATrueHero1987 - 7/15/2014, 8:26 AM
Again, I don't expect this to last long. Wait till Avengers: Age Of Ultron is about to release.
Abary - 7/15/2014, 8:26 AM
This comments thread is gonna be good.
Niklander - 7/15/2014, 8:27 AM
Allright this is bullshit even if Thor is not worthy to wield the hammer he will come back.HELLO PEOPLE next summer we will see Thor kicking some robot ass in Age Of Ultron Marvel is stupid to do that in the FIRST [frick]ING PLACE!?Superior Spider-Man anyone?They revived Peter Parker when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was gonna hit theaters.So Marvel why this change in the first place?ANSWER ME!!!!!!
ManCalledSting - 7/15/2014, 8:28 AM long she still has a thing with Jane.
Starscream22 - 7/15/2014, 8:28 AM
Well that would explain why it was revealed on The View of all places...

Loki was female for a while. (Not that it was any good) And like that cluster !$@! this to will pass.
KurtWagner1225 - 7/15/2014, 8:28 AM
so yeah..these are the details i could find...

According to Whoopi Goldberg and company, for the first time in history, a female character will wield the power of Thor. The story details were light, but apparently Thor will be found unworthy of Mjolnir, leaving a female to take up the power of the Thunder God — and despite her gender, she will still be referred to as Thor.

it was a woman who was saved by Thor and then followed him to Earth. After Thor is found unworthy (by Odin, one would imagine), the power and duty that come with Mjolnir pass over to her.
McGee - 7/15/2014, 8:29 AM
thunderforce - 7/15/2014, 8:30 AM
They are stupid , they should just make Angela like a new Thor and still keep Thor . That way they can have both .
elcaballerooscuro92 - 7/15/2014, 8:30 AM
can someone tell me what happened to the other thor? i mean the thor who replaced thor after the whole "fear itself" thing.
batz11 - 7/15/2014, 8:30 AM
many women have had trouble with my hammer...
Franshu - 7/15/2014, 8:30 AM
Agh, [frick] these changes Marvel does only for shock value. Besides, we all know that as soon as Thor 3 approaches, the real Thor will be back (as was the case with Spider-Man), so it's more to my point: changes for changes' sake, for shock vlue. LAME. No surprise that I'm finding Image's comics much more appealing nowadays than Marvel's.
McGee - 7/15/2014, 8:31 AM
StarYeezus better not be the only one who posts female cosplayers as Thor! >:(
Niklander - 7/15/2014, 8:31 AM
But hey let's introduce more new characters which they will end up doing COMPLETELY NOTHING IN THE STORIES TO FOLLOW!!! This also goes to Marvel and DC
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KurtWagner1225 - 7/15/2014, 8:31 AM
oh well..this could be interesting.... i am just happy it wasnt any film announcements..i want those to be saved for Comic Con
Starscream22 - 7/15/2014, 8:32 AM
blackandyellow - 7/15/2014, 8:23 AM
"Marvel is also replacing Thor's hammer with an iron."

I would've also accepted, rolling pin, oven mitt followed by the usual public apology for PC's sake.
DaVinci31 - 7/15/2014, 8:33 AM
McGee - 7/15/2014, 8:33 AM
I can yield Batz' hammer...but that's only because sometimes it takes a man to know what a man wants.
Nomis - 7/15/2014, 8:33 AM
Wait a minute...Is this going to be a change in the ongoing THOR comic???

Because right now it's one of the BEST TITLES in the MARVEL NOW! lineup!

Jason Arron is writing some of the best Thor stories since the days of the great Walt Simonson.
YeezusWept - 7/15/2014, 8:33 AM

blackandyellow - 7/15/2014, 8:34 AM
batz, you forgot the word "finding" in your comment.
KurtWagner1225 - 7/15/2014, 8:34 AM
wasnt there a female Thor in the Alex Ross Earth X story?
KurtWagner1225 - 7/15/2014, 8:35 AM
Nomis-it proabably will change things up..i think Aaron may still be writing it though
LAsBruceWayne - 7/15/2014, 8:35 AM
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