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Posted from my Farnsworth
It’s funny the amount of nerd rage on what’s going on about Thor becoming a woman.
Or should say a woman taking Thor’s place.
It’s really a 50/50 shot a lot of people fallen in love with the idea and a lot of people are against it. I’m rather surprised at huge overwhelming amounts of people just being sexist. Like I said before on one of my other post that I’m all for the idea, it’s actually cool and very happy about it. Because my daughter is extremely excited about it. My only gripe is they need to come up with new characters… Why keep dig into the old ones, trying to reboot them.
Marvel did a interview with a Time Magazine recently with Thor’s editor and editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics.
Time magazine asked why they would makes Thor a woman rather than just creating all the character.?? Marvels response was rather interesting, they said:
“We can’t give away all the story details now obviously, but once the story is out there, it becomes clear why there’s a new female Thor. It’s not about filling a certain quota. It’s about providing a shot in the arm to the Thor titles definitely, but it’s something that’s a natural part of where this story and the Thor title is going”
Now Thor has been a different style of characters at many of points through our his history. He has been a frog, he has also been a horse faced alien.
Just to name a few… Now with Marvel making Thor into a woman has caused this overabundance of bickering back and forth between comic world.
I’ll post a link to the actual interview down below so you can read it for yourself.
As time goes on and the more I think about it.. I’m all for it. Showing my little girl the pictures of the new Thor is gonna look like and how she’s going to be. She literally looked at me and asked, “really?”
“Yes.” I said. She literally jumped up and said, “yes!” with a fist pump. Then she asked if she was going to be made it into a movie. I told her baby steps, let the character get a established first then we’ll see. 🙂
Time interview LINK here:
So I was going to jump on the whole female Thor conversion the other day when the news is released from Marvel. It seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and I wanted to read through some of the articles get some other points of view. Also the fact I had a podcast come up/retake for The Incredible Hulk which you guys should check out.
Now I don’t really have a problem with the whole gender swap. I mean did it with Wasp, Captain Marvel, even had a lady Deadpool, Batwoman, Lady Punisher at one point. I know there is a rumor going around that Marvel is going forward with the idea of making Dr Doom a woman. The only problem I have, is you have his character set in stone for decades and it seems like everybody wants to reboot or rehash something that has no problems. If it’s not broken don’t fix it. What I would like to see is for DC, Marvel, Image and Dark Horse to come up with some original characters.
At first when I heard about them changing Thor I was a little annoyed, then the other half of me was kind of excited. That’s if they did it correctly and not make it so she is just going to be in a skimpy chainmail outfit running around with a big hammer. But looking at the pictures of the released, I’m actually excited. That it is an actually a functional costume, like the new outfit for the new Batgirl.
Its all functional there’s a purpose for everything and not just tight spandex or some skimpy outfits. Cuz I been looking around for superheroes that are women so I can show them to my little girl. I mean you have your staples like: Supergirl, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, it’s just a little hard to find some strong female figures and stuff that she can relate to. Just to show not everything is guy dominated. She recently got into She-Hulk and really loves she her. But I think having Thor as a woman might open a lot more doors specially for the younger girls.
The story plot for Thor interesting and I’m not sure how well it’s going to translate. Because from my understanding it seems like Thor has lost the ability to control the hammer and or has lost his powers. The female that is taking his place, I guess Thor had saved her at some point. She later becomes obsessed with Thor, and surrounds her life with all things Thor. Somehow she gets the ability to control/wheeled Thor’s power and hammer. If this is true, because the internet is always full of rumors and it’s kind of a crap shoot on what is fact or what is fake. The story seems kind of a weak., But we won’t know for sure until comes out. But I for one will be picking this up and giving it a chance. I’ll also will definitely show my little girl this comic. I showed her pictures of it the other day and she’s really excited about it.
I think in our next podcast we’ll be bringing this up as a news piece and probably have round table discussion. So I’ll be keeping you updated on that.
So what are your guys’s thoughts on this?
Do you think the comic companies should just come up with whole new characters rather than rebooting the old classic ones?
Leave your thoughts and comments below and we’ll definitely respond to them.
UPDATE POST: https://nerdylifeofmine.com/2014/07/18/the-new-thor/
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