New female Thor announced

Here's a controversial Awesome Update for Thor and Marvel fans! Announced by Whoopi Goldberg on The View, there's a new Thor taking over in Marvels comic series, and she's female!

According to the announcement, the archetypal Norse God Thor will no longer be worthy of wielding Mjolnir, and it will fall to an as of yet unidentified female character to take up the mantle of the God of Thunder - including, bizarrely, his name, despite that being a birth name given by his father, Odin Allfather, rather than an actual title. The series will take over from the current Thor: God of Thunder run, retaining Jason Aaron as the writer and bringing in Russel Dauterman for artist duties. Aaron has been clear that this is not just a gimmick, not just a temporary switch up, but something meant to truly shake things up in the Marvel universe, saying “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 himself will still be in action, however, now wielding the God-slaying axe, Jarnbjorn, a weapon he used in his, err, youth. Given his appearance on the cover of the upcoming Avengers #35 wielding said axe, it's safe to say he's still going to be involved with the premiere team - though its unclear how he'll fit given not just his normal role, but his very name (and solo title) have been claimed. 

What do you think? Are you happy with this direction or are you among those outraged? What are your hopes for both the new and old Thor? Let us know in the comments below!

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