You all know what is going on in society as a whole.
So, even as I remind the readership of the queering of the DC comic character Green Lantern – poor Green Lantern – now I note Marvel’s deeply stupid act of one-upsmanship as they are poised to tran Thor.
Yes, Thor, son of Odin, is to be … what… Thoretta? No! Still, “Thor”. Why should sex and gender actually coincide? Aren’t we beyond all that?
Instead of releasing this news on Wōdnesdæg, they should have released this news on Þunresdæg, now to be known as Thorettaday.
This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain American, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?
“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE [HE!] be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, [HUH?] Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute [Ummm....] – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”
Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is theTHOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.” [Nope.]
Fail. It’s enough to make you want to get hammered.
I suppose fake Thor will be lesbian, too.
I wonder if this is something that will be forced on Thor, or if Thor is choosing to get himself … altered.