Well I just sat through 5 minutes of the View, and Whoopi was very enthusiastic about…something. Which appeared to be a picture of Angela as Thor. And then The Viww tweeted:
— The View (@theviewtv) July 15, 2014
So I guess that’s what the announcement was…seriously, it wasn’t all that great. Making comic book announcements is not The View team’s strength. The others looked baffled. The idea of a women getting a mythological hammer seemed to go right over their heads.
Then they went on to talking about how you’ll be able to buy Standing Up seats on flights on Airbus which sounds horribly dangerous but you know what…I’d rather stand up for three hours then get squished into a tiny sardine can for three hours….and…
Anyway back to comics.
No creative team was mentioned, but the art looked like Mike Deodato? And the writing team of Kieron Gillen and Marguierite Bennett has been floating around. IF it was Angela!
OOPS — ALL WRONG! It’s Jason Aaron and Russell Dautermann! on some unspecified Lady Thor. But Angela still seems likely. But note the talk about female audience in the pr! Okay that’s the last time I ever play guessing games!
Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).
This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain American, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge will who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?
“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,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “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!”
Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “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.”
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.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.