Lady Thor Title Announced on The View: "Thor Messed Up...He Is No Longer Worthy" 6

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Marvel Comics have announced a new title called Thor, featuring a female lead, on the ABC talk show The View.

Editor's note: We originally misunderstood the title to be called Lady Thor but that is in fact just the Asgardian honorific, like "Lady Sif." The book will be called Thor.

"Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said when introducing the concept. "He is no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. And for the first time in history. And for the first time in HISTORY that hammer is being held BY A WOMAN."

There have, of course, been plenty of notable female Asgardians in recent history. A character called Thor Girl, created by Dan Jurgens during his acclaimed run on the title, had a role to play in the recent Fear Itself crossover. Valkyrie, whose costume looks very similar to Lady Thor's, appeared in both Fear Itself and Fearless Defenders recently.

During the currently-ongoing Original Sin event miniseries, it was revealed that Angela is actually the sister of Thor and Loki. Without definitive word as to who's in the Thor costume above, there is already some speculation online that she could be taking Mjolnir. That seems unlikely given her aversion to all things Asgardian, but certainly somebody like Jane Foster -- who exists in the movie universe and has a long history with Thor -- could work.

It's not totally clear whether this will be an all-new title, a continuation of Thor: God of Thunder or a relaunch of same. Certainly it seems likely to tie into recent teasers that have shown a Thor-like figure carrying a different Asgardian weapon.

More details on the move, what it means for the publisher and the character, can be found here.

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  1. DrApplebox

    Because nothing says genuine female empowerment like robbing it from an existing male hero rather than achieving one's own.

    Public enemy no.1

  2. NatTurner

    The Norse Germanic concept of the God of Thunder known as Thor,is based on the African Egyptian God named Menes aka Narmer,In Niger and also along the Nile he is known as Shango,however in about 2500 BC the God of Thunder was depicted as a woman,named Candace, Queen of Kush / Ethiopia.http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1159/652/original.jpgRead onhttp://sco.lt/7SWSIb

  3. NatTurner

    The Norse Germanic concept of the God of Thunder known as Thor,is based on the African Egyptian God named Menes aka Narmer,In Niger and also along the Nile he is known as Shango,however in about 2500 BC the God of Thunder was depicted as a woman,named Candace, Queen of Kush / Ethiopia.http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1159/652/original.jpgRead onhttp://sco.lt/7SWSIb

  4. DrApplebox

    NatTurner said ... (original post)

    The Norse Germanic concept of the God of Thunder known as Thor,is based on the African Egyptian God named Menes aka Narmer,In Niger and also along the Nile he is known as Shango,however in about 2500 BC the God of Thunder was depicted as a woman,named Candace, Queen of Kush / Ethiopia.http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1159/652/original.jpgRead onhttp://sco.lt/7SWSIb

    This is relevant to Marvel Comics how?

    Public enemy no.1

  5. RussBurlingame

    DrApplebox said ... (original post)

    This is relevant to Marvel Comics how?

    I know, right? They NEVER go back to the mythology for material in THOR comics.

  6. DrApplebox

    RussBurlingame said ... (original post)

    I know, right? They NEVER go back to the mythology for material in THOR comics.

    Because I'm sure Marvel had THIS in mind when they chose to make Thor female.

    Public enemy no.1