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(Uproxx)   Marvel Comics to make Thor a female. He should have kept a better grip on Mjolnir   (uproxx.com ) divider line
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2014-07-15 12:22:13 PM  
Marvel has admitted they don't do market research. Guess why? When 99.99 per cent of your audience is males under sixteen, it's a waste of budget.
 
2014-07-15 12:30:10 PM  

gaslight: Marvel has admitted they don't do market research. Guess why? When 99.99 per cent of your audience is males under sixteen, it's a waste of budget.


Maybe the movie audience is 99.99% males under 16.

The comics, though... males between 20 and 40. Kids don't read comics.
 
2014-07-15 01:03:08 PM  
The Vagina Mjolnir.
 
2014-07-15 01:35:19 PM  
This is the Ultimate universe, right? 'Cause, their Thor got sucked into a black hole with Galactus a few months back, so there's a job opening. >_>
 
2014-07-15 01:39:01 PM  
Remember when Thor became a frog?
 
2014-07-15 01:43:41 PM  

texdent: Remember when Thor became a frog?


Yep. Poor guy. You'd figure he'd have more a sense of humour by now.
 
2014-07-15 02:19:49 PM  
Been done.

www.tgfa.org
 
2014-07-15 02:43:16 PM  

gaslight: Marvel has admitted they don't do market research. Guess why? When 99.99 per cent of your audience is males under sixteen, it's a waste of budget.


Really?  It's a waste of budget to create another powerful, beautiful super heroine that leverages an existing backstory?  No, young men won't like that at all, no siree.  (and as pointed out later, the bulk of comic readers aren't under 16.  Get your comics stats after 1980.)
 
2014-07-15 02:43:40 PM  
meh in norse mythology Loki became a mare and birthed Odin's horse Sleipnir.
 
2014-07-15 02:44:24 PM  

Khellendros: gaslight: Marvel has admitted they don't do market research. Guess why? When 99.99 per cent of your audience is males under sixteen, it's a waste of budget.

Really?  It's a waste of budget to create another powerful, beautiful super heroine that leverages an existing backstory?  No, young men won't like that at all, no siree.  (and as pointed out later, the bulk of comic readers aren't under 16.  Get your comics stats after 1980.)


He is either in the UK or Canada because his stats today have been amazingly wrong.
 
2014-07-15 02:45:09 PM  
Been done a couple of times

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-15 02:48:54 PM  
worldofblackheroes.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-15 02:49:15 PM  
Remember when "Starbuck can't be a woman" was a thing people said?
 
2014-07-15 02:51:39 PM  
The hammer is her clenis?
 
2014-07-15 02:52:24 PM  
Finally, a buxom blonde super hero!
 
2014-07-15 02:55:38 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: The hammer is her clenis?


Photoshop contest?
 
2014-07-15 02:55:48 PM  
They're pitching a female Thor to the same asshole customer base who biatched about the color of Heimdal's skin?
 
2014-07-15 02:57:42 PM  
I'll make her Thor.

/yeth I will.
 
2014-07-15 02:58:48 PM  

ikanreed: They're pitching a female Thor to the same asshole customer base who biatched about the color of Heimdal's skin?


If Heimdal had been a juggy black chick they wouldn't have complained.
 
2014-07-15 03:01:16 PM  
At most this will last until about a month before Avengers 2.
 
2014-07-15 03:03:56 PM  
I call six months before complete retcon and everyone forgets it even happened.
 
2014-07-15 03:05:54 PM  
There's already been a frog Thor and whatever the hell Beta Ray Bill is so...why not?
 
2014-07-15 03:08:18 PM  
It's gotta be Angela

1) Angela just got revealed to be Thor's sister, who was taken to the long forgotten 10th realm. (Original Sin: Thor & Loki)
2) Thor loses his left arm in the future and calls himself not worthy of the hammer according to the latest Avengers comics.
3) AXIS covers has him wielding his axe and the left destroyer arm that he was using as Thor All-Father in Thor God of Thunder.

So I am guessing he does something really stupid and/or sacrifices his left arm to save Angela's life... which imbues her with new godhood and changes her hair from red to blonde. It's also the reason why the helmet has a facemask, cuz if the eyes are blank, it would give the identity right away...

Or, it could be Brunnhilde, but why go with the whole Angela is Thor's sister to begin with and have her not be the new Thor.
 
2014-07-15 03:09:14 PM  
Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Marvel conceit that most of the gods are just current forms of previous, uh, archetypes, because Ragnorok has been a cycle? So, like, the current Thor isn't the first Thunderer, so if a woman is the Thunderer for a go-round, no big deal. Right?

ikanreed

They're pitching a female Thor to the same asshole customer base who biatched about the color of Heimdal's skin?

I think most people got over the Heimdall thing because Idris Elba is awesome. The current hotness is biatching about making Baldur black just 'cause.

As I've mentioned before, Marvel is either trolling hard or has a thing for coincidence, because Heimdall is supposed to be "the whitest of gods" and Baldur's name comes from a Proto-Germanic root that means "bright/shining/white."
 
2014-07-15 03:09:51 PM  
She will just get the hammer and the powers of Thor (aka Thunder goddess), right?

Does anyone actually read the book and know what is going on in the story?  The male Thor may very well keep his name but hand over his responsibilities to this new female character.
 
2014-07-15 03:11:14 PM  
Scene: After a big party in Valhalla.

THOR: "I am Thor!"
RANDOM VALKYRIE: "You're thor? I'm tho thor I can hardly pith!"
 
2014-07-15 03:14:42 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Yeah, this is hardly the first time this has happened.
 
2014-07-15 03:17:07 PM  
www.ae5x.com
 
2014-07-15 03:17:19 PM  
"Hey girls! Wouldn't it be great to be a man for a little while, but also still be a woman? You'd have all the rights abilities super powers as a real man, and all the hot, sexy curves to still drive REAL men WILD!" Don't get too excited, it's temporary!"
 
2014-07-15 03:18:46 PM  
"If any man deemed worthy attempts to pick you up, you will receive the hammer!"
 
2014-07-15 03:19:22 PM  

Dinobot: It's gotta be Angela

1) Angela just got revealed to be Thor's sister, who was taken to the long forgotten 10th realm. (Original Sin: Thor & Loki)
2) Thor loses his left arm in the future and calls himself not worthy of the hammer according to the latest Avengers comics.
3) AXIS covers has him wielding his axe and the left destroyer arm that he was using as Thor All-Father in Thor God of Thunder.

So I am guessing he does something really stupid and/or sacrifices his left arm to save Angela's life... which imbues her with new godhood and changes her hair from red to blonde. It's also the reason why the helmet has a facemask, cuz if the eyes are blank, it would give the identity right away...

Or, it could be Brunnhilde, but why go with the whole Angela is Thor's sister to begin with and have her not be the new Thor.


a report I saw said it's a completely new character instead of the logical things.
 
2014-07-15 03:21:11 PM  
"...they finally fired Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, the former of whom had the worst possible answer when asked if the world was flat and the latter of whom is absolutely uncontroversial in every possible way."

Holy fark, they aren't exaggerating. I had never heard about this little kerfuffle, and I was sure there was no way that this was the "worst" possible answer until she stated that she had NEVER even thought about it. She actually acted like this was the first time anyone had brought the subject up with her or anyone she had met in her farking lifetime...
 
2014-07-15 03:24:43 PM  
Mikey1969

Holy fark, they aren't exaggerating. I had never heard about this little kerfuffle, and I was sure there was no way that this was the "worst" possible answer until she stated that she had NEVER even thought about it. She actually acted like this was the first time anyone had brought the subject up with her or anyone she had met in her farking lifetime...

She's the one who (earnestly!) claimed that nothing predated Christians. Like, there was no history before Christianity.
 
2014-07-15 03:25:35 PM  

Nine Hundred and Eight: Dinobot: It's gotta be Angela

1) Angela just got revealed to be Thor's sister, who was taken to the long forgotten 10th realm. (Original Sin: Thor & Loki)
2) Thor loses his left arm in the future and calls himself not worthy of the hammer according to the latest Avengers comics.
3) AXIS covers has him wielding his axe and the left destroyer arm that he was using as Thor All-Father in Thor God of Thunder.

So I am guessing he does something really stupid and/or sacrifices his left arm to save Angela's life... which imbues her with new godhood and changes her hair from red to blonde. It's also the reason why the helmet has a facemask, cuz if the eyes are blank, it would give the identity right away...

Or, it could be Brunnhilde, but why go with the whole Angela is Thor's sister to begin with and have her not be the new Thor.

a report I saw said it's a completely new character instead of the logical things.


Ok, third option, one of Thor's Granddaughters from the future, which have been seen in Thor God of Thunder and are capable of lifting Mjolnir.

I just think a completely new character would be a bigger disappointment than the logical options. 

Other than Malekith's arc, Thor God of Thunder has been a great comic. With it ending in September, Tradd Moore leaving All New Ghost Rider, Both Ellis and Shalvey leaving Moon Night, I'll be down to reading just TWO Marvel titles: Ms. Marvel and Loki AoA
 
2014-07-15 03:26:50 PM  

Gunny Highway: She will just get the hammer and the powers of Thor (aka Thunder goddess), right?

Does anyone actually read the book and know what is going on in the story?  The male Thor may very well keep his name but hand over his responsibilities to this new female character.


I kinda explained this in a post already.
 
2014-07-15 03:27:31 PM  

skyotter: [worldofblackheroes.files.wordpress.com image 585x591]


Yep, that's who should have the hammer if Thor isn't able to be himself for a time.
 
2014-07-15 03:27:43 PM  
ts1.mm.bing.net

They weren't happy enough with Thor's daughter Torunn, I guess.
 
2014-07-15 03:28:49 PM  
They could call her Thora. And her comic would be a Thora-zine. Or they could cut the shiat. It's farking Thor, for the love of Odin.
 
2014-07-15 03:35:04 PM  

James!: Been done.

[www.tgfa.org image 428x650]


I see FART in that title.
 
2014-07-15 03:36:28 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: Mikey1969

Holy fark, they aren't exaggerating. I had never heard about this little kerfuffle, and I was sure there was no way that this was the "worst" possible answer until she stated that she had NEVER even thought about it. She actually acted like this was the first time anyone had brought the subject up with her or anyone she had met in her farking lifetime...

She's the one who (earnestly!) claimed that nothing predated Christians. Like, there was no history before Christianity.


Wow, even the farking Bible predates Christianity. That's pretty goddamned impressive. How did she get on a farking TV show? I don't have any interest in hosting a TV show of any kind, but I'm still jealous.
 
2014-07-15 03:42:29 PM  

darwinpolice: James!: Been done.

[www.tgfa.org image 428x650]

I see FART in that title.


Yeah, that's some horrid design work there...
 
2014-07-15 03:43:17 PM  
Cool! What about a male Wonder Woman?
 
2014-07-15 03:47:51 PM  

Dragonflew: Cool! What about a male Wonder Woman?


img.fark.net

He's been kicking around Marvel for a while now. . .
 
2014-07-15 03:56:03 PM  

Dragonflew: Cool! What about a male Wonder Woman?


static.comicvine.com
http://www.comicvine.com/wonder-man/4005-59090/

It's been done


/Now Power Boy, on the other hand...
 
2014-07-15 03:56:15 PM  

Mikey1969: darwinpolice: James!: Been done.

[www.tgfa.org image 428x650]

I see FART in that title.

Yeah, that's some horrid design work there...


Kind of reminded me of this

jimromenesko.com
 
2014-07-15 03:57:29 PM  
Meh.  I managed to live through the 90s, and they pretty much turned me off of superhero comics.  The writing is usually godawful (seriously, I have no idea how some of the writers get jobs at these companies) and derivative.  This is just another example.

I hate to tell you tried and true stick with it comic book fans, but comics just don't exist anymore, at least in the sense we had of them from the 60s onward.  Nope, they're little more than marketing test tools and tie-in products to other merchandising opportunities.

\if you disagree, then tell me how in the hell Jason Aaron keeps his job as a writer
 
2014-07-15 04:03:53 PM  

gaslight: Marvel has admitted they don't do market research. Guess why? When 99.99 per cent of your audience is males over thirty-five, it's a waste of budget.


Fixed for reality.
 
2014-07-15 04:04:56 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I hate to tell you tried and true stick with it comic book fans, but comics just don't exist anymore, at least in the sense we had of them from the 60s onward. Nope, they're little more than marketing test tools and tie-in products to other merchandising opportunities.


img.sparknotes.com
 
2014-07-15 04:06:04 PM  
girlsgonegeek.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-15 04:13:11 PM  
Thor Girl has been around for a while now...

upload.wikimedia.org

static.comicvine.com

static.comicvine.com
 
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