We finally get a first good look at Marvel’s comic book for the new female Thor. The studio made the announcement back in July that the days of the testosterone, muscle-bound, beard growing mighty Thor have come to an end. The new Thor is looking a little curvier than usual, but this new goddess of thunder can wield Mjolnir as well as any Asgardian dude.
When the Avenger we all know and love is deemed unworthy to lift the mighty mystical hammer, a woman takes up the mantle in Thor, the relaunched Marvel Comics series debuting today October 1st.
This is Marvel’s full press release together with a preview of its new comic book:
It’s the story that has been seen the world over, and Marvel is proud to present THOR, the new series from “New York Times”-bestselling writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman! Prepare for an all-new era of the God of Thunder as a brand new female hero explodes into the Marvel Universe!
The great hammer Mjölnir lies on the surface of the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens – even the Mighty Thor! Something dark has befallen the Thunder God, leaving him unworthy and unable to lift his magic hammer. With an army of Frost Giants invading Earth, the Odinson may not have the strength to stop them – and the hammer will be lifted by an all-new Thor! A mysterious woman unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before!
“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,” says writer Jason Aaron.
Launching as part of the Avengers NOW! initiative, Thor is the first of an exciting wave of titles that push the Marvel Universe forward in exciting new directions! Prepare for a Marvel Universe like you’ve never seen it before as the biggest creators in the industry bring you bold new stories featuring the most popular characters!
Who is this mysterious new God of Thunder? Not even Odin knows! No fan can afford to miss the comic that has everyone talking. Prepare for a senses-shattering new beginning as the all-new Thor thunders her way through the Marvel Universe this October in THOR #1!