seawasp (seawasp) wrote,

Dang, I'm tempted to start buying at least one Marvel comic again.

Marvel announces that Thor will be female in the forthcoming comic. And it's apparently not a one-off stunt but an ongoing thing that will last for a while and that fits with many prior story arcs.

It's not the concept as such that gets my interest, but the way in which Marvel's people responded to the questions about it: "If we can accept Thor as a frog and Thor as a horse-faced alien, why can't we accept Thor as a woman?", and dismissing people's attempts to ask about the "real Thor": "She IS Thor." And not via sexchange, but via someone else, who is worthy, picking up the Hammer, when the original Thor cannot do so.
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