Marvel Comics Rewrites Thor Into A Woman

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Series writer Jason Aaron points out, "This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor." She'll make her debut in October.


And our last word in Business is Goddess of Thunder.


Marvel Comics is turning one of its biggest superheroes into a woman. Thor is the hammer-wielding, long-haired protagonist, based on the god of Norse mythology.

INSKEEP: Who's been fighting aliens, demons and even Dracula since 1960s. The new Thor will be the eighth title from Marvel to feature a lead female. The publisher says it's aiming to speak directly to women and girls, not the traditional target audience for comic books.

MONTAGNE: Series writer, Jason Aaron, points out quote, "this is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor." She will make her debut in October.

INSKEEP: And that's the Business News on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

MONTAGNE: And this is Thor.

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