One of those things that the big comic companies do once in a while is take one of their big heroes and replace them with a new character. Think of Bucky taking over for Captain America or Wally West becoming the Flash. If you really want to upset me, you can bring up Jaime Reyes, but I really wish you wouldn’t.
Thor is a character who has had this happen a couple of times. If you were reading in the 90’s, you might remember Thunderstrike, who had been Thor for a while. The one with the beard.
The God of Thunder is getting another replacement this October when a new Thor series launches (or relaunches, hell I can’t keep up with Marvel’s numbering) and this time…wait for it…it’s a woman.
According to the big announcement:
THOR is the latest in the ever-growing and long list of female-centric titles that continues to invite new readers into the Marvel Universe. This female THOR is the 8th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for Super Hero comic books in America: women and girls.
My thoughts on it after the jump.