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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Marveling at Thor's new chromosomes

Thor of Old   (by Marten Eskil Winge)
Not since Thor’s oak was felled by Saint Boniface back in the eighth century has there been so much hoopla about the hammer-wielding god.

These days, Thor himself is undergoing a mighty blow – perhaps to his male ego.  Eliana Dockterman of TIME reports that “a woman will take up Thor’s mantle – err, hammer.”

Although there has never been a female Thor before, there have been plenty of damsels within his thunderous circle.  However, the identity of Thor’s successor remains a mystery for now.

Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief will only say this much: “She is worthy.”  And well she should be…  After all, it would take a veritable goddess to fill those mighty iron gloves of her soon-to-be predecessor.  

Wikipedia explains that Thor’s domain has traditionally included
“thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind… hallowing, healing and fertility.”

Will this new leading lady be up to all that?  Fan “Ryan Penagos” seems to think so.  He writes:  “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor.  This is not Thorita. This is THOR.”


Copyright July 17, 2014 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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