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!”
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) July 15, 2014
— Mashable (@mashable) July 15, 2014
Sore about THOR? You're a bore, misogynist man-whore. There's the door.
— Alan Cerny (@NordlingCS) July 15, 2014
Reaction on Twitter was about a snarky as expected.
With Thor now a woman, little girls everywhere finally have the buxom, scantily-clad hero of impossible dimensions they've been waiting for.
— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) July 15, 2014
New updated Mjölnir hammer… pic.twitter.com/IUWC47sUSr
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) July 15, 2014
RT “@joshgad: Now little girls everywhere can say, "when I grow up, I want to be Thor."”
— Stacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) July 15, 2014
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 15, 2014
If this all means I won't get to see Hemsworth in a Thor costume again, where does the protest line start? #handsomeSOB
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) July 15, 2014
Ain't no way Girl Thor is gonna be as pretty as Chris Hemsworth.
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) July 15, 2014
The new Thor is a woman. Yeah right, like a character with long flowing hair and an ornate breastplate can be female!
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) July 15, 2014
Female Thor is just like male Thor but she only gets 75% of the thunder to do the same job
— Eliza Bayne (@ElizaBayne) July 15, 2014
"Make Thor a frog, make Thor a space horse, just don't make Thor a lady" -some dudes on the Internet who are real good at life priorities
— Anthony Carboni @GDC (@acarboni) July 15, 2014
Marvel's female Thor is classic liberalism. Appropriate something you don't own, ruin it, hand it to a pet group, expect gratitude for it.
— Wojciehowicz (@Wojciehowicz) July 15, 2014
Thor announced to become a woman. "Been there, done that," Loki replies.
— Peter David (@PeterDavid_PAD) July 15, 2014
Marvel Comics is transforming Thor into a woman. Which is fine by me. I just think it's a bit much to turn Mjölnir into a rolling pin.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) July 16, 2014
Let’s check in with “Avengers” director Joss Whedon.