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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thor's hammer will be wielded by a female hero in an upcoming comic book series, Marvel announced Tuesday on ABC's The View. "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," said Marvel editor Wil Moss. The company is also introducing a new Captain America after Steve Rogers' body loses the effects of super soldier serum. "He's a man in his 90s now without the frame or physical strength, but that doesn't mean he's out of the fight," said writer Rick Remender.

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-15 10:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

Cool!

#2 | Posted by pragmatous at 2014-07-15 11:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

Lame publicity stunt.

Doubly lame since they're doing this less than a decade after pop culture discovered thor is cool.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2014-07-15 11:13 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

This is ridiculous. Why not create an equally powerful female character instead of co opting an already established one for a man. It's just absurd.

#4 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-15 11:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wrote and published two erotic mythological novels containing many gods and goddesses. Mine, though, remained close to the known sex and character of all of them. What's next after changing Thor from a man to a woman? Will Hollywood make Zeus a female or Ares the god of love?

If you enjoy mythology as much as I do, come check out my author's page on Facebook. "Seraglio of the Gods" is my first book in that genre, while "To Return Again to Paradise" is its sequel.

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#5 | Posted by Judity at 2014-07-15 11:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

#4 | Posted by LarryMohr
"It's just absurd."

At first glance, I read this as "It's just a beard."

Works either way, I suppose.

#6 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-15 11:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

There was a comic book series, "Earth X", in which Thor was a woman. Loki had somehow tricked Odin into turning him into a girl.

I wonder if it will mirror that storyline.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2014-07-16 12:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

**** A Minority of Men want to be Women...whereas a Majority of Women want to be Men!

#8 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-07-16 12:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

It has been decades since I read Edith Hamilton's Norse Mythology, but I definitely do not recall any woman wielding Thor's hammer [except one time when he was disguised as a woman].

#9 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-07-16 12:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

Its looks and sounds contrived....

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-07-16 01:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

Its looks and sounds contrived.... GEEESE YA THINK??

MY TOP PICKS FOR FEMALE THOR:

BETTY WHITE - SHE CAN PICKUP THE HAMMER BUT LEAVES HER DENTURES BEHIND

HONEY BOOBOO - THIS WHOLE FEMLALE THOR IDEA IS A BOOBOO

LINDSEY LOHAN - COZ SHE'S MOSTLY HAMMERED ANYWAY'S

TOP ME - IF YOU DARE ....

#11 | Posted by Pegasus at 2014-07-16 02:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

Opening scene: heroic woman finds Thor's hammer, eyes go wide.

Next scene, she speaks: "What the hell is that? One of those croquet sticks?"

The end.

#12 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2014-07-16 06:23 AM | Reply | Flag:

I think it's funny Marvel announced this on The View, which doesn't exactly have an audience that cares about comic books. It's like announcing a new daytime soap opera at Comicon.

As for Thor, I'm still not over the fact he stopped turning into Donald Blake. So demoting him in favor of a female Thor is fine with me, though I don't see how this fits the movie franchise.

#13 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-16 07:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

In issue #2, Thor gets a new, smaller hammer with an ergonomic handle. She frets about the inability of people worldwide to get along better, has her heart skip a beat when traveling past a construction site--more for the equipment used than for those using it--and has a long lunch with friends to catch up on what's happening in their lives. Action-packed...

#14 | Posted by catdog at 2014-07-16 08:19 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

It's just shameless boobage on the front of the fascist war pig propaganda as opposed to the current gropinator.

There is no good reason from a story perspective to pull this garbage. It certainly has no historical basis.

But hell, why not just make superman into a homosexual mentally disabled person from the Philippians who has to wear a colostomy bag; and have him get kinky with a transsexual Spanish batman with down syndrome.

That might up the box office eh?

Thanks for another reminder of why I cut the cord years ago.

#15 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-07-16 08:25 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#5 | POSTED BY JUDITY AT 2014-07-15 11:33 PM | FLAG:

Could someone capable of actually flagging get rid of this spammer?

#16 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-07-16 08:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

"The company is also introducing a new Captain America after Steve Rogers' body loses the effects of super soldier serum."

Crossing my fingers for "Muslim".

#17 | Posted by Sully at 2014-07-16 09:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

Why not a gay Tony Stark??

The Iron Man suit now comes in hot pink with color coordinated booties.

Why not a gay transformer ?? Truly "more than meets the eye"!!

and why is it that Donald Duck doesn't wear pants ???

In the end, it's all about the money.... you know, the green piece of paper with the comics printed on it....

#18 | Posted by Pegasus at 2014-07-16 10:10 AM | Reply | Flag:

#16 | Posted by soheifox
"Could someone capable of actually flagging get rid of this spammer?"

We survived Reitze's links to his YouTube guitar "playing".
We will survive "check out my Facebook page".

#19 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-16 10:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

#14 | POSTED BY CATDOG AT 2014-07-16 08:19 AM | FLAG:

Thor-ette to be played by Sarah Jessica Parker, with co-stars Kim Catrall playing Iron Woman, Kristin Davis as the new Cap't, and Cynthia Nixon resignedly playing the Hulk.

The new movie is tentatively known as "Avengers and the City".

#20 | Posted by bartimus at 2014-07-16 10:47 AM | Reply | Flag:

Brianne proved there's money in it.

#21 | Posted by GUNDERFUNK at 2014-07-16 01:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Trailer for the brand new Spiderman movie reboot -

www.youtube.com

I think I'll cosplay this look at next years comicon...

#22 | Posted by Pegasus at 2014-07-16 03:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

i approve of this ONLY if Chris Hemsworth plays the movie role in drag! (that would be hilarious)

#23 | Posted by kenx at 2014-07-16 04:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

They're not turning Thor into a woman, or that's not what the quoted text says.

#24 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-07-16 08:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

Okay, dumb me or dumb lede. Anyway, DUMB decision. It would have been cool to spin out a yarn in which a woman can become Thor, like Beta Ray Bill of the 80s (an alien who wielded the hammer and had Thor's powers), but a permanent female Thor? Stupid.

#25 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-07-16 08:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

And I see no reason for this to affect the Avengers movie franchise...

#26 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-07-16 08:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

Will she run around topless like the male Thor?

#27 | Posted by Hadtojoin at 2014-07-17 09:04 AM | Reply | Flag:

#18 ~ "Why not a gay transformer ??"

They got kinda kinky in #1 (or 2?) when the transformer took a leak on the villain. (i think it was #2, the only one i saw. all the grown-ups in it were STUPID) (i still may see the new one, good press)

#28 | Posted by kenx at 2014-07-17 12:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

Thor is Becoming a Woman

That will be one heck of a sex change operation. He will make one ugly woman.

The Mighty Thor is pure 100% USDA Man Meat...with or without his big "Hammer".

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-07-17 08:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

Will she run around topless like the male Thor?

#27 | Posted by Hadtojoin

Not completely topless.

www.heavymetal.com

(don't forget to scroll down)

#30 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-07-17 08:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

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