#201 Posted by Noteworthington (200 posts) - - Show Bio

I love changes like this, I feed on this forums lack of reading comprehension and thinly veiled racism/sexism.

#202 Posted by CosmicOldGuy (88 posts) - - Show Bio

I. don't. get. it!!

#203 Posted by New_World_Order (13516 posts) - - Show Bio
#204 Posted by Lvenger (21246 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: They probably thought that giving Ms Thor a female sounding name would make her more of a female version of Thor. Like she isn't that already.

#205 Edited by dreamfall31 (579 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm more interested in this proposed Captain American character!

#206 Posted by Lvenger (21246 posts) - - Show Bio

I love changes like this, I feed on this forums lack of reading comprehension and thinly veiled racism/sexism.

It's not sexism to point out the female Thor is a gimmick and is ultimately going to be defined mostly by being a female version of Thor. Not her own character.

#207 Edited by Dookie_Monster (8 posts) - - Show Bio

#208 Posted by Krypton-115 (477 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel, why are you guys changing characters every three months or so? We don't want different Thor's or Captain America's, we just want good stories with the same old heroes.

#209 Posted by AmazingWebHead (4492 posts) - - Show Bio

...Aw, what the hell, I'll do it:

#210 Edited by RegnierOfHexter (263 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

Why not just give Valkyrie or Angela an ongoing?

I can agree with Valkyrie but given how marvel's franchises are going this will be temporary but I personally would like to see a female Thor who can go toe to toe with hulk, surfer, and others.

#211 Edited by Sachmoo (1132 posts) - - Show Bio

She has been waiting since 1987. Finally gets her chance!

#212 Edited by Frozen (16587 posts) - - Show Bio

@noteworthington said:

I love changes like this, I feed on this forums lack of reading comprehension and thinly veiled racism/sexism.

Right, people shouldn't feel angry that one of their favorite characters has had an unnecessary sex change/gender replacement? Anyone who opposes this must be a blatant sexist and lack reading comprehension? Get real.

#213 Posted by cerial442 (89 posts) - - Show Bio

They didn't announce a Sif or Angela book because it wouldn't get them time on The View. More people are taking about the Thor comic than before. Will that turn into sales? I doubt it.

This is a publicity stunt, that will be reverted back in time for Avengers 2. Chris Hemsworth still has films left under his contract. Also this was an editorial mandate. Captain America will not be Steve Rogers, and I bet Iron Man gets replaced soon too. Sales will boost for a little bit, books will be rapidly double shipped to make it look longer, it will get good reviews here, and the CBR forums will continue to love it. Then big event where the heroes return.

I'll be dropping Thor after September, and there are more potential books to replace it with. Wytches looks awesome, and I'm pumped for that Secret [6] book DC is doing. Gillen and Bennett teaming up for a book, sounds better than this. I hope no one who isn't a fan doesn't hate buy this. Vote with your wallet. I'll return if it gets interesting again.

#214 Posted by Lvenger (21246 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel, why are you guys changing characters every three months or so? We don't want different Thor's or Captain America's, we just want good stories with the same old heroes.

Seconded beyond belief.

#215 Edited by Teerack (7457 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw this on Tumblr. Is this what classic Thor will be like no? Or is this from something else?

#216 Posted by New_World_Order (13516 posts) - - Show Bio

So what happens to the original Thor? Cause he's still the god of thunder and lightning.

#217 Edited by jumpstart55 (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

So what the hell happens to Thor?

#218 Posted by Teerack (7457 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman said:

@marcosvergara14 said:

Don't we have Valkyrie, Sif and now Angela for this Marvel WATH THE F@#K. Don't try to make this a god baised concept this is a lame excuse for gender equality.

Don't forget that the All-Father were replaced with the All-Mothers, Loki now being both male/female, and Asgard was replaced with Asgardia.

Seems Marvel is flipping the switch in the Thor universe.

House of Ideas MY ASS. Marvel's office: "Let's kill Wolverine and make an event with 3D covers", "Turn Steve Rogers old and make the lame Flacon the next Captian America", "Turn Loki from a Badass villian to an Anti-heroe beacuse the movie says he is missunderstood" and so on FU&@%G "GREAT, ALL NEW ALL DIFERENT CHARACTERS" EVERYBODYa

Yeah I see what you're saying. They must not have any ideas left if they're trying new things and chaining the status quo of lots of their character. /sarcasm.

#219 Edited by SlimJ87D (10786 posts) - - Show Bio

If I had nothing to do, I'd honestly protest just for one day for fun in front of their studio. Not against diversity, just be more original about it.

Maybe it's time to start a change. Org or a petition.

#220 Posted by Frozen (16587 posts) - - Show Bio

So what happens to the original Thor? Cause he's still the god of thunder and lightning.

So what the hell happens to Thor?

Don't know, but I assume by Avengers 2 the male Thor will be back.

#221 Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude (2685 posts) - - Show Bio
#222 Posted by Lvenger (21246 posts) - - Show Bio

So what the hell happens to Thor?

So what happens to the original Thor? Cause he's still the god of thunder and lightning.

I'm hoping that Aaron will have Thor in his own series whilst writing Lady Thor in her own title. If he doesn't, I will be done with Marvel period.

#223 Edited by loki2371 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok.... So I doubt it's Angela (which I think is also another stupid story arc) since she is a red head and the picture is of a blonde female, unless of course when you get Thor's powers from Mjolnir it also dyes your hair blonde... I don't remember Beta Ray Bill growing hair?? But Marvel does such stupid $**t lately I wouldn't doubt it. Enough with Gender swapping and Race changing already. Just like everything else being done today simply for "shock and awe" (don't even get me started on the new FF movie Fox is doing), and trying to bring in new interest and readership. And revealing the news on the TV show The View?? Hmmm... You really think the majority of their female viewership jumped out of their seats cheering? Most probably just scratched their heads and continued to check pinterest, facebook, instagram, twitter or whatever news/social media they use. Marvels readers and fans, wether Men or Women, Young or Old, are not mindless. So please stop treating us that way. How about just good old fashion storytelling?? Or is that too hard all of a sudden? Their success in the Movies and purchase by Disney has really made them go a little crazy. They went from a pretty good animated Avengers cartoon depicting Thor properly, to a Disney more kid friendly Avengers cartoon version making Thor an idiot and downplaying his power (at least in the movies they represent him in a proper light). Iv'e been a Thor Fan since the 80's and I highly doubt this new version would be permanent. They also did not state/clarify wether it is the "current" timeline Thor or not. In the future story arc Thor has 3 daughters, so maybe one of them take up the mantle since daddy is no longer "worthy", and thats been done how many times now?? Real fresh idea there. Also having Thor's powers does not make them "Thor" as others have stated. They may take up the mantle of Thor, but Thor is Thor. Thats his name. Its not a title. Thor Odinson. Thor didn't become Odin when he was lord of Asgard, he was still Thor Odinson, just now the King of Asgard instead of the Prince of Asgard. Without Mjolnir, he's still Thor. He doesn't stop being the Prince of Asgard or the son of Odin. Really stupid of Marvel to say crap like that. So maybe his daughter who is blank Thorson, decides to just call herself Thor instead.. Blah, blah. If it's temporary OK, but permanent like they are suggesting? Uninterested. So this will be the first time in over 30 years that I will not be interested in reading a Thor title. Not because it's a female Thor, but the stupid way they are marketing it. If they didn't try to make such a big deal over it, and it was just another storyline, maybe I'd be willing to give it a go. There have been lots of really poor stories, but also lots of really good ones. And if this is actually true of being "a new permanent Thor" then all I have to say to Marvel after 30+ years of reading their books and buying countless busts, statues, and action figures, and getting my kids (son & daughter) to be as big of fans as I am..... F*&k you Marvel, F*&K YOU!!!

#224 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (8089 posts) - - Show Bio

....................OK?

I don't know what to feel about this. I don't care much about Thor so let's see what happens.

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#225 Posted by manwithoutshame (654 posts) - - Show Bio
#226 Posted by saoakden (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

Uh ok, this could be interesting. I like the image of the new Thor. Looks cool.

#227 Posted by TheMantisShrimp (288 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous how do we know its not Valkyrie or some other pre-existing character? Naming any ongoing "Thor" would likely boost sales over naming it "Valkyrie". A preexisting character that takes the name Thor along with the hammer could just be Marvels way of keeping the identity hidden while attempting to boost sales for new readers. Although, at first glance I would assume it's probably not Valkyrie but I sure would not rule out the possibility until the character is revealed or announced.

#228 Posted by sagejonathan (2033 posts) - - Show Bio

As a big Thor fan, I think this a very good idea actually.

1) It's not permanent, so people shouldn't be worrying. If anyone reads the current Thor comic, they know this isn't permanent.

2) This will get readers who only read triple A titles to read books with female leads. It expands people minds and expands the audience that reads female-led books which is very necessary.

3) Female books will be more likely to be read when they are released. People constantly complain that there aren't enough female books, when they aren't read. Marvel did try when they put Sif as the lead in Journey into Mystery. I thought it was a great book, but people refuse to read it. It makes no sense, but now we are tackling a much bigger audience.

4) I think this is great for the whole Thor mythos. Its a different take on a great title. It is an excellent opportunity to explore what it means to be worthy with Mjolnir.

5) The character looks sick, and this looks like a lot of fun.

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#229 Posted by stormphoenix (947 posts) - - Show Bio

This is kinda funny, but all I can say is wow.

#230 Posted by unBREAKable_Fs4 (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

I saw this on Tumblr. Is this what classic Thor will be like no? Or is this from something else?

Woah, that's actually a really good look. About time he grew a beard! :)

#231 Posted by AnnoyedImmortalSpirit (768 posts) - - Show Bio

@annoyedimmortalspirit:

Thora is actually the feminine version of the name Thor. It really is.

yes and that would've been much better, but they said her name is Thor................. (that's stupid?)

#232 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35159 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous how do we know its not Valkyrie or some other pre-existing character? Naming any ongoing "Thor" would likely boost sales over naming it "Valkyrie". A preexisting character that takes the name Thor along with the hammer could just be Marvels way of keeping the identity hidden while attempting to boost sales for new readers. Although, at first glance I would assume it's probably not Valkyrie but I sure would not rule out the possibility until the character is revealed or announced.

It's been announced that it's a new character that was rescued by Thor in the past.

#233 Posted by InkInk (188 posts) - - Show Bio

More I think of all of this, the more I think it's tied to Age of Ultron since the universe was ripped open. Hickman's Avengers is going to lead to a huge event soon and I think we will see that these versions of the characters are from alternate universes. I mean Thor's comic shows Thor from all different time lines, So does the X-men. Uncanny Avengers has taken place in a different universe for most of it and Avengers/New Avengers are showing different time lines and realities.

This stuff is a lead up to Axis and will be done with in time for Avengers 2 when all Marvel's top books will get new relaunches. For some like Cap that could mean a new creative team.

#234 Posted by New_World_Order (13516 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger @frozen I see

Balder The Brave should have got an on-going if they wanted something new

#235 Posted by SlamAdams (301 posts) - - Show Bio

@annoyedimmortalspirit: yea its a little stupid, but I'm guessing she'll be using it more as a codename than an actual name. it seems like a slightly misguided attempt to repeat Brian Wood's explanation/intention of why his all-female X-book is still called X-Men

#236 Edited by SlamAdams (301 posts) - - Show Bio

lol I like the new trend of considering Disney some scapegoat for every weird or bad decision Marvel makes, as if they have always been perfect before the merge.

#237 Posted by TDK_1997 (15110 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, I don't know why but this actually seems like a really good refreshing change and I am only saying this because the writer is Jason Aaron. And after everything he has already done with Thor I can trust him and say that I really want to see what he will do.

But in the meantime *fingers crossed that it's not Angela*

#238 Edited by Reactor (2675 posts) - - Show Bio

I still can't understand why the character will still be called "Thor", since 1) She's not Thor. Thor is a person, not a position or rank, and 2) The real Thor's not dead, so it's not like she can be taking up his name as a new mantle, and 3) Thor is a male's name. It's like a Sif calling herself "Odin the All-Father" if one day she happens to take over Asgard, with the real Odin still alive and kicking.

#239 Edited by Teerack (7457 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

I saw this on Tumblr. Is this what classic Thor will be like no? Or is this from something else?

Woah, that's actually a really good look. About time he grew a beard! :)

Oh I found it! The source is marvel so classic Thor will be around and clearly cooler then ever.

http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/7/15/22875/marvel_proudly_presents_thor

And now thinking about it. If you've been reading Avengers it makes perfect sense. This is from Avengers 31 what future Thor says here...

#240 Edited by COBRAMORPH (1646 posts) - - Show Bio

@master_thief said:

Bet its thor girl..... or angela

No, it'll be some new character & then when the next movie comes out & they bring back the real Thor, she'll just be hovering around for a few years until she gets reworked again. Connor Hawk, Wally, Guy/Kyle, Bucky, the other Black Widow, Artemis of Bana, Azreal-Batman.

& dumb nonsense like this is why the comic book industry is in decline.

Also, Thor is based on religious mythological source, its not the same as if this new chick become Captain America. Or Batwoman. So it's just culturally dumb & insulting. Those ancient people made Thor a male for a reason, & probly not ust because they were sexist. It would be like making Jesus female.

#241 Posted by unBREAKable_Fs4 (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack: crap, I shouldn't have dropped Avengers lol. Well, it's never too late to start up again :)

#242 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6544 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: I have somewhat mixed feelings, but I'm leaning towards positive. Without having the comics to read, I can't be too detailed with an opinion yet.

I like that there'll be another female solo option at Marvel, even if it's still a good few less than male solos. Some familiar elements of Thor comics, combined with what looks like could be a brand new character makes me think it could be an easy series to jump onto.

Personally, I probably would have preferred a character I already like to get a series, but that may happen, as Marvel seems to be making an effort at the moment. Using the name 'Thor' seems a little odd, but it might be explained in some way.

I wonder how long this could last though. Original Thor is pretty popular after all. If she takes on a new identity later, and this is just to get her early publicity, it seems like an O.K. idea.

This maybe isn't the ideal way to do things, but at the moment I think I'm O.K. with it. I don't read solo Thor, in part due to the huge history to catch up on, but I'll probably give this new person a go, if it's a new character. I have a casual knowledge of Asgardian things, enough to get by, and the idea of experiencing a new character is kind of cool. It seems to be working with Kamala Khan.

#243 Posted by TheMantisShrimp (288 posts) - - Show Bio
#244 Posted by AdrianSchultz (6 posts) - - Show Bio

All-new hero? Hey pulled this out in the 90's with Earth X, nothing new here

#245 Edited by Cloakx14 (3994 posts) - - Show Bio

wtf.

#246 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35159 posts) - - Show Bio

@themantisshrimp: It's in pretty much all reports about this other than the comic vine one.

#247 Posted by Frozen (16587 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen said:

This should be boycotted IMHO.

#248 Posted by Ronnizzy (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Shes looks kinda dope.
I just cant be mad at them for wanting to switch it up after fucking decades of the same thing.
Geesh.

#249 Posted by Jayc1324 (13537 posts) - - Show Bio

The f*ck is this?? What's gonna happen to Jason Aaron's current series. They better not cancel it!! I don't really have a problem with this and I'm kind of excited to read whatever this is about but I have a problem with Thor being gone, and a girl using the name Thor. Its not like batman or superman where it's a title anyone can pick up. Thor is a name, a singular person. You can't just BE Thor. Only Thor is Thor. That's actually really uncreative and boring, should've given her her own name. Anyway, let's just hope this isn't permanent (of course its not) and Thor's current series stays alive.

#250 Posted by TheMantisShrimp (288 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: The only statement I can find that is close to what your saying is that this is "a brand new female hero". But that seems to insinuate that the new Thor is not anyone the readers have met before. I guess that debunks my first post.