In light of the recent news from Marvel that in a new series this October from writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman Thor will no longer be a man we took to the streets of the Marvel universe for reactions to this shocking new development.
“Wow! Thor… a woman!?” said Torunn, when SciFiNow tracked her down for a comment. “I can’t imagine what that would be like.”
Long-term love interest Jane Foster also broke the silence to give a rare insight into the thunder god she knows so well, adding “I never would have expected to see a woman with the power of Thor. It just blows my mind to think of this most masculine of heroes suddenly subverted for narrative purposes.”
Reactions also poured in from across the Multiverse, with the Thor of Earth-23223 near speechless at the news. She simply called down the lightning and vanished into the sky.
Speaking on behalf of the X-Men, Rogue added “It’s not mah place ta speak fo’ the good folks of Asgard, but ah can only imagine what it’s like ta wield the power of the thunder god an how momentous a decision this is for the whole family of Odin.”
“Yes,” agreed her team-mate Storm, “whilst I have been called goddess in my time, I cannot truly understand what it must be like to be Thor.”
Initially refusing our request for an interview, Thor’s brother and occasional nemesis Loki finally blurted out “Honestly, this is just a ridiculous publicity stunt. You’d have to have never read a single comic before to think this was big news.” He then hung up.