Marvel comics recasts superhero thor as a woman comics and. Marvel comics reveals a female thor the new york times. According to sales information from comichron, the first four issues of thor since the comic s relaunch in october outsold the four most recent issues of male thor s last standalone, god of. Marvel announces that a female character will be the new thor.
When jane lifted mjolnir as female thor, she acquired all of thors superhero powers. For the first time ever, a female hero will wield the power of the mighty mjolnir. In a marvel comiccon panel packed with huge announcements, one moment that got fans buzzing was natalie portman triumphantly raising thor s hammer, mjolnir, to signify that jane foster would be. Sep 17, 2015 the comic book industry has seen immense growth in the past 15 years, much of it spurred by female readers, who constitute the fastest growing demographic of comic fans.
A new thor is coming to marvel comics and hes a she. The studio revealed during its lengthy panel that new characters will enter. This female thor is the 8th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for super hero comic books in america. The female thor and the female comicbook reader the atlantic. Thor odinson is a fictional superhero appearing in american comic books published by marvel comics. Ive been reading the new thor comics featuring the new goddess of thunder. The definitive collecting guide and trade readingorder for thor comic books via. Chris hemsworths comic book character will be replaced by a female, the studio announced on the view.
Also female thor book sales are based in the bait plot who is she, and the original thor still is in the new book many of the readers are still reading the pr stunt book only for him, i gave. Aug 05, 2017 a female thor fits right into the massive epic of jason aaron, whose lengthy thor run beginning with god butcher in 2012 has been built on thors, plural, from the start. Comic books arent really my thing, i prefer long form sfff novels for the most part. Get the best deals on bronze age thor comics when you shop the largest online selection at. But for this purpose its besides the point and my argument will hold up i think. Marvel comics announces a female thor geeks of doom. Click, for a full list of all thor comic books for sale. Since then, the identity of the woman wielding thors mighty hammer has been a secret. Schenker says that the number of female fans seems to vary between 41 and 47 percent. Since then, the identity of the woman wielding thor s mighty hammer has been a secret. In that sense, female thor ended up no different than a million similar stories with men in the lead.
This story is a lot of fun and gives you insight into the oemings take on thor as a character. Allnew thor olivier coipel with images thor comic, female. In 2015, this thor joined the avengers in allnew alldifferent avengers fcbd may 2015, which takes place in the aftermath of the secret wars. How jane foster wound up as female thor in the comics polygon. Please remember to like, fav, share and subscribe if you enjoy todays video. Thor will be the 8 th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for super hero comic books in america. But, again, this includes moon girl and devil dinosaur, one of marvels few books that sells disproportionately well in trades, as well as red wolf, a book that faced criticism by native american critics for its reliance on dated stereotypes.
How the new female thor shows the grip feminists have on comics. Since 1962, he has starred in several ongoing series, as well as many limited series and specials. Marvel will introduce a female thor this fall the new york. Get ready for a thor like youve never seen before, as this allnew heroine takes. Female thors identity revealed in new issue usa today. Through the hammer, female thor had the power of flight as well as interdimensional transportation.
In october, marvel comics introduced readers to a new hero. See more ideas about female thor, thor and thor cosplay. How jane foster wound up as female thor in the comics. Of these bottom 10 books, five 50 percent would qualify as diverse under my criteria above.
The story centers around a trial against thor s friends the warriors three. It was never going to last at marvel as they say about batman hes the star of two solo movies, and a key avenger, hell be worthy again soon enough. Jul 21, 2014 schenker says that the number of female fans seems to vary between 41 and 47 percent. Original art for thor 1962 1st series issue 450, page 35 by patrick olliffe. Feb 04, 2015 this feature is not available right now. Marvel turned to abcs the view to introduce the first female to portray thor in its new comicbook series. In this period, the female thor also appears regularly in avengers. Marvels female thor comics selling 30% more than previous series. While marvel surprised many comic book fans last summer when it announced a new series of thor with a woman as the title character, sales. Jane foster thor by garrie gastonny asgard marvel, marvel comic universe, comics.
Thor comic books for sale this is the first series of thor comics. Why make thor a woman instead of creating a whole new female character in. Even more interesting, querying marvel, dc, and superhero comics on. But earlier, shorter stories appeared in journey into mystery. Sep 29, 2014 thor is looking a little curvier than usual, but this new goddess of thunder can wield a mystical hammer as well as any asgardian dude. Thor is the latest in the evergrowing and long list of femalecentric titles that continues to invite new readers into the marvel universe. May 12, 2015 female thors identity revealed in new issue. May 12, 2015 in october, marvel comics introduced readers to a new hero.
Thor puts his life on the line for them and they go on a quest across the many pantheons of gods in the marvel universe to appease the accusing party. The character, which is based on the norse deity of the same name, is the asgardian god of thunder who possesses the enchanted hammer, mjolnir, which grants him the ability to fly and manipulate weather amongst his other superhuman attributes. Jul 15, 2014 marvel turned to abcs the view to introduce the first female to portray thor in its new comicbook series. For many years, foster was a nurse, employed by dr. After original sin, frost giants invade earth and a new mighty thor arrives to save the day. Even more interesting, querying marvel, dc, and superhero comics on facebook gave him a figure of around 36. Great comic, one of my favorites and is the comic that got me into comics. Yes actually idk the exact scale but shes a fairly popular character. The first four new female thor books are selling more copies than the last four male thor books from 2012 by. An epic fresh take on the legend of the thunder god and a new lease of life for female superhero awesomeness. Marvel announces a new comic book series with a woman taking over as the one and only thor. Jul 15, 2014 marvel entertainment announced on tuesday that thor will be relaunched in the comics with a woman as the title hero as first revealed on the view, the character will be separate from the man. When the avenger we all know and love is deemed unworthy to. Some thor comic book series contain only a couple of issues and others are longer, such as thor 1988 series.
Months ago, marvel comics passed the mantles of some of their most popular heroes to newcomers. Jason aaron and artist russell dautermans 2014 comic book storyline. Jul 15, 2014 thor is the latest in the evergrowing and long list of femalecentric titles that continues to invite new readers into the marvel universe. Its the kind of movie designed to have you exiting the. Enjoyed read this comic book, must admit at first having a female thor was a bad idea but the storyline and the female thor work really well. With the new female thor, marvels parent company disney ignited a media firestorm by having whoopi goldberg make the announcement on abcs the view.
Its so much deeper than the usual bad guy is bad, have to save the day now. Marvel introduces a female thor to premiere in a new comic book series in october 4. Jane foster is a fictional character appearing in american comic books published by marvel. Marvels new female thor, goddess of thunder, is finally unmasked. Marvel comics explains the female thor surprise on the view time. Jul 15, 2014 the comic, launching in october, is billed by marvel as one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of the big three of captain america, iron man and thor. Comichron has issued comparison figures for the male and female versions of the comics. In this specific case its not even about having a female thor, even if it is one of the most unfortunate superhero characters to genderbend in the first place. She was additionally able to manipulate electricity and weather. Janes new identity as female thor also greatly transformed her.
Enjoyed read this comic book, must admit at first having a female thor was a. The character, who marvel has revealed few details about, will star in thor, god of thunder, a new series that begins in october, written by jason aaron and illustrated by russell dauterman. Thor by dijana granov comic book characters, marvel characters, comic character. All stories are published exclusively by marvel comics under their standard imprint, unless otherwise noted. Thor debuted harder and had far greater staying power than female thor whos numbers dropped by 60,000 between issue one and two and bleed all the way down to a paltry 69,000, over 30,000 issues. By the end of the comic book issue, an unidentified female character arrived. The new female thor continues an excellent run of thunder god. It explores male thor through a dark time in his life where he is not worthy of mjolnir. Combining the powers of both realms makes him an eldergod hybrid and a being. Thor is a comic book superhero in the marvel comics universe.
Jul 15, 2014 instead, as many suspected, marvel announced something comic related, something thunderous. Jane foster is a fictional character appearing in american comic books published by marvel comics, most commonly depicted as a supporting character of the superhero thor odinson. None of these numbers take into account the gender of the people buying the books. The mystery behind her was very intriguing and also the writers didnt embellish or overstate that she was a woman. Hey marvel, please dont take away female thors hammer. Thor the definitive collecting guide and reading order. In the comic books, portmans jane foster has already wielded the mjolnir.810 818 880 615 1190 494 408 363 1362 47 1191 88 74 1165 1373 493 1545 903 1414 1195 481 432 222 894 1419 456 304 1432 888 1238 277 314 904 1434 466 1295 259 1341 900 60 521 1433 1418 1172 1049