Well now, isn’t this little cherry a nice top off to my unintended Thor-related news day? Though I’m not a regular comic reader (adore the Marvel films), this preview piques my interest to the point where I may just have to dive in. After last July’s announcement that Thor would be replaced by the woman, Marvel is giving us a welcome preview of her first appearance. Written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Russell Dauterman, “Thor #1 introduces “A mysterious woman unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before,” and by gum, she could easily be played by (in my dreams) Katee Sackhoff. (Please, someone hire Katee Sackhoff to be a female superhero.) Whoever ends up playing her film counterpart, I can’t wait to see the whole Thor story play out.
Although Aaron says he’s heard the grumbling by some fans who can’t stomach the idea of the mighty Thor being a woman, those misgivings have been “…washed out by the response on the flip side, where you’ve got tons of people who are excited about the idea of a female character at the head of this book, and who are excited to pick the book up who haven’t been reading it before.” (Like me!) As for people worried he’s just “changing Thor into a woman, and figure it out as we go,” Aaron reassures:
“It’s about who is that character underneath the mask and what’s her story. So that’s the part I’m excited by. If I didn’t have that part, this would be pretty hollow, and I’d be worried about where we were going. But everything started with that story, so really the surprise of this happening, the surprise of somebody else picking up the hammer and the mystery of who that person is underneath that mask, that’s really just the beginning, that’s really just the introduction. Once we find out who she really is, the real story begins.”
Here’s the preview:
And female Thor’s megacool full cover:
Thor hits shelves this Wednesday, October 1.