Look! Thor is a girl now!

2014-07-16 10:37
 

Los Angeles - Comic book superhero character Thor, who first appeared in 1962 and is based on the Norse hammer-wielding god, will now be a woman, publisher Marvel Comics said on Tuesday.

The publisher said the female Thor is an effort to bring new readers and to appeal to women and girls, whom Marvel said have long been ignored in comics.

It will be the biggest change to its three largest comic characters, Captain America, Iron Man and Thor, according to Marvel.

"This is not She-Thor," Jason Aaron, the writer of the new Thor series, said in a statement. "This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor."

The new series will debut in October and be illustrated by Russell Dauterman.

Thor, which was created by comic book writer Stan Lee, has also been the subject of two blockbuster films. The movies, which have grossed $1.1bn at the global box office, star Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as Thor.




(Photos: AP/Marvel Comics)

Read more on:    marvel comics  |  thor  |  comics

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
14 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
NEXT ON CHANNELX
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.