Marvel Comics has announced that Norse God Thor (in the comics at least, if not the movies) is now a woman.

“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,” said Marvel editor Wil Moss in a statement. “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!”

Reaction on Twitter was about a snarky as expected.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/489086399534993408

Let’s check in with “Avengers” director Joss Whedon.

https://twitter.com/josswhedon/status/489115238269476864