July 16, 2014

Regarding MARVEL's announcement that THOR will be a female from now on...


16 comments:

  1. Yeah, gender swapping a character to shift readership is a horrible idea. They tried to rationalize it with (paraphrased) "Look at all the other terrible decisions we've made about Thor. If those happened, we sure can make this terrible decision."

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  2. Thor has gone through a lot of appearance and character changes throughout history. From being turned into a frog to mjolnir being taken by an alien.
    Him being a woman now shouldn't shock anybody.

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  3. Actually it's not Thor being gender swapped, but a totally different person who is worthy of the hammer.

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    1. If they insist things like "It's not girl-thor, it's just Thor." Then it is a gender swap.

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    2. Anon, no it's not a gender swap. Read the interview with Jason Aaron. Thor Odinson will still be in the book, but with his axe Jarnbjorn. Mjolnir is truly going to be weilded by a woman who is not Thor turned into one. This all comes out of Original Sin, where Thor is going to be deemed unworthy of the hammer.

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  4. So they change Thor into a legacy character?

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  5. it's not the hero that Marvel wants but it's the hero that Marvel needs.

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  6. I'd be in support of this more if Marvel brought a woman in to write this story. Mainstream comics don't need more "Shock and Awe" storylines that will make as much of a difference as an electric blue Superman. They need fresh eyes, new ideas, and an actual feeling that things matter. They need new blood

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  7. Place yer bets: how long until both this and Falcon as the new Captain America are quietly retconned out of existence?

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    1. Just in time for the next Avengers movie.

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    2. Before or after Middle Eastern Ms Marvel is cancelled?

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  8. Is she complaining about a new stereotypical comic book female character being added instead of a new stereotypical male comic book character ?

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  9. But.. unless there was a reboot I missed, Thor Girl is already a canon character that's existed for a while, not to mention Earth X (female) Thor. This is like announcing that Superman is getting a dog or that Spiderman is changing his costume. When doesn't a female Thor exist?

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    1. There was also a What If where Rogue got stuck with Thor's powers.

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  10. What I find disappointing about this is the change in artist that was what attracted me to Thor in the first place!

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