Yesterday, Marvel revealed their new Thor. The thing nobody saw coming? Thor is now a woman! Technically speaking, Thor hasn’t been turned into a woman, but it would appear, according to numerous sources, that he has done something making him unworthy of his enchanted hammer, Mjolnir. Someone else, someone female, is however, very worthy. The identity of this mystery woman, nobody knows, but speculation runs abound.
To quote Jason Aaron, in case anyone had any doubts as to how serious Marvel was about having their new Thor be a woman, “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.” Marvel editor Will Moss went on to explain that, “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.The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!” So there you have it boys and girls, the new Thor! Not to worry though, the old Thor will still be running around doing…whatever it is a hammerless Thor does.