Sunday, July 20, 2014

Marvel Comics turns Thor into a Goddess

Another example of the rise of the goddess. I note that her helmet design gives a nod to Athena.

Marvel Comics makes Thor a thunder goddess

“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 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.”

“Series writer Jason Aaron said in a statement that 'This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. ... This is THE Thor.'”

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