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Marvel Comics makes Thor a thunder goddess



NEW YORK (AP) -- 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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jsbjorn July 15 2014 at 9:13 PM

Thor is a male god. Marvel pull your heads out and screw political correctness

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boller123 July 15 2014 at 11:36 PM

That's okay. Marvel will get a good dose of reality when this turkey lays an egg, and sales tank. Fans are just not going to go for this. In the end, Marvel will wise-up when profits prevail over "political correctness". Expect to see Thor and his "cajones" back.

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Dale K Lynn July 15 2014 at 8:38 PM

What are the people at Marvel smoking?

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savannahswithgod Dale K Lynn July 16 2014 at 9:45 AM

Their rolled up mags with that ink! Send you on a psychedellik trip where you think you have fallen into a pit full of Rita Hayworths, young hot ones and they just can't get enough of you. Of course in the end you realize how great you are from that and you can't get enough of you either so next time you smoke 2 mags and that kills you!

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Dale K Lynn July 15 2014 at 8:35 PM

If Captain America Steve Rogers becomes Stephanie Rogers, I'm switching to DC.

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boller123 Dale K Lynn July 15 2014 at 11:42 PM

Does that mean you're "AC" right now?

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Dale K Lynn July 15 2014 at 8:31 PM

Thor creator Jack Kirby is turning over in his grave.

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savannahswithgod Dale K Lynn July 16 2014 at 9:45 AM

Nah he just aint gay no more!

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torp8r July 15 2014 at 8:15 PM

Must be a sloooowwwwwww news day

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savannahswithgod torp8r July 16 2014 at 9:49 AM

Nah it's just AOL and Marvel running to get some money from little girls. I think they need to turn Strawberry Shortcake into a hero. I know they got a sort of version of that in the Erotic comics and she is my Hero. The Touho (?) Project I think they refer it as.

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Rabbi Moishe July 15 2014 at 6:52 PM

So now Thor is Thora? This could be a windfall for the Transgender crowd. Who's gonna sass a big,butch,hammer wielding God of Thunder or deny her/him equal opportunity?

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boller123 Rabbi Moishe July 16 2014 at 12:02 AM

The fans will do the "sassing", and Marvel will do the "denying" when they (Marvel)relize that "equal opportunity" does guarantee equal sucess in the marketplace.

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Billy July 16 2014 at 7:35 AM

well, they turned Green Lantern!! What did we all expect. Why Why Why!! no more . Political crap!!!!!

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KEVIN July 16 2014 at 7:37 AM

Let's destroy everything that Jack Kirby [yes, he was the creator not Stan Lee] created. Nice move Marvel! Way to destroy your integrity!

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KEVIN July 16 2014 at 7:41 AM

I saw a recent cartoon where the Hulk character was stronger than Thor [not so in the days of Jack Kirby] but now if they fight, Marvel can make Thor win again because it's a woman and Marvel is a bunch of politically correct p-----s!

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tmccull52 KEVIN July 16 2014 at 9:09 AM

You aren't too far from right. Waayyyyy back when, the Hulk had his big green butt handed to him by the Valkyrie, a Nordic superheroine character with Asgardian origins who is far less powerful than Thor.

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