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:

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.

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  1. Marvel’s “Big Three” are Captain American [sic], Iron Man, and Thor?

    By what measure? Spidey’s a bigger trademark, Hulk’s a bigger powerhouse, Wolverine’s a bigger star, and Galactus is just plain bigger.

  2. Even if we stick with Marvel Movieverse characters, Hulk is a bigger name to mainstream audiences than Thor. Heck, even in the Thor movie franchise, Thor isn’t the most popular character — that would be Loki.

  3. Rob J. Actually, the two Thor movies did MUCH bigger box-office than the two Hulk movies. Indeed, there’s already a third Thor scheduled (sometime in 2016), while Hulk is, well, in Avengers 2 and that’s about it. For the current Marvel Studios, Thor is a much more significant property (and worthy of “Big 3” status with Iron Man and Cap).

  4. @ RAGGEDT
    That’s because nost people didn’t like the Hulk movies. If they took their cue from the AVENGERS, maybe there would be a popular HUlk film, but he’s still better known and more popular than THOR.

  5. Ugh. Thor: God of Thunder has been so excellent! Why, Marvel? Man, comic book companies are just trying to get me to save money in October. First DC cancels Phantom Stranger (only to relaunch it with SAME writer, different artist. Why? The art was great.) Batwoman, NEW artist. Why? Green Arrow. That title has be great! So, new writer AND artist. Sigh. And now this. The entire reason I skipped Cyclops was due to the cartoony art. (Will they be cancelling that title, or just replacing the artist?) So goodbye, Thor. Ah well what can ya do…

  6. it’s also been done before both Storm and Rogue (an alternate universe Rogue maybe 616 rogue is worthy too.) have wielded the hammer

    there is also another what if where Jane Foster finds the hammer and becomes Thor as well.

  7. The Nu52 is spreading like cancer. The only important question comic fans need answered is will her costume be sexy enough? That was a rhetorical question.

    Thor “bombshell” comic-con exclusive statue.

  8. so this is what we’re getting from the “house of ideas”? thor , cap , and iron man will be replaced (for a little while anyway) with other characters………. again. the only other plotline that has been done to death more than the “replace the hero” plotline is the “death of ” plotline, and cap’s replacement storyline was pretty recent. these days comics cost way too much money to indulge in these plotlines that everybody knows will sooner or later revert back to the status quo (especially when they want the original characters back in their comics to coincide with their movie releases), and let me guess, this thor comic starts all over again with a new number one issue (or will the new number one issue come when the male thor returns?). i guess it’s too much to ask for decent storylines with the original characters in their books, instead we get gimmicks. well, if the only way to get these guys to pay attention is with our wallets, i can think of three titles i won’t be picking up in the near future. also gotta wonder how these changes will effect the avengers titles. there has been times when the avengers books went on without cap, thor , or iron man in them. i wonder if this will be the case this time? if it is, i’d be cool with that. thanks for letting me rant!

  9. I do not have an issue with the story that Jason Aaron wants to tell. My issue is the manner in which these things are advertised. DC and Marvel use mainstream outlets to announce these ‘earth shattering status quo changes’ that only lasts a year or so at most. Love them or hate them but the PR/Marketing people are doing their job and getting people to talk and tweet about these kinds of things. Turning that momentum into a sustained sales boost is a different matter.

    I would be more excited (and impressed) if Marvel committed to the new Goddess of Thunder for a period of four to five years (minimum). That way the character has time to penetrate other medias such as cartoons and film. This could make for a great movie and even deal with the eventual issue of recasting people in the films (for a time at least).

  10. Okay… $5 says that if Thora (Tori?) is successful, Odin creates another hammer and she gets the permanent gig, just like Beta Ray Bill.

    Here’s my pitch:
    A dog finds Doc Blake’s walking stick, and starts to chew on it. Blake tries to get the stick from the dog, which runs away. Dog trips, knocks stick on the ground, SHAZAM, and you have “Roth, Dog of Thunder”!

    And just so you know, Wonder Woman has also wielded the hammer, in Marvel vs DC #4 (April 1996).

    Now would be a good time to relaunch/reissue “American Dream”. And use that to gauge interest in MC2 reprints/reboots.

  11. Although, with all due respect to the great Walter Simonson, the “Ballad of Beta Ray Bill” storyline may not have been planned as a gimmick. It certainly didn’t read like one. It was one of the best storylines of its time period, just as Marvel and DC discovering that the “replacement hero” storylines were great beta testers (no pun intended) for spinoff characters.

  12. @Whatever – what has the Nu52 got to do with this Thor story?

    Interesting about Angela. Although it’s a shame they couldn’t just have an Angela series, rather than her taking on an existing character’s role. Doesn’t make it fresh. Nice art up top though.

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