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Sunday 22 October 2017

Marvel's female Thor silences critics with one smash of her hammer and a broken jaw

Marvel's new Thor
Marvel's new Thor
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The Thor creative team at Marvel has been subject to criticism from some quarters for daring to give Thor a female form, and has responded via the character herself.

The latest issue of the comic tackles the charge of political correctness by having Thor face off with Absorbing Man, who has a bit of a problem with 'feminists'.

“Thor? Are you kidding me? I’m supposed to call you Thor? Damn feminists are ruining everything,” he says to Thor in the issue.

“You wanna be a chick superhero? Fine. Who the hell cares? But get your own identity. Thor’s a dude. One of the last manly dudes still left. What’d you do, send him to sensitivity training so he’d stop calling Earth girls ‘wenches’?”

The new female incarnation of Thor is here to stay, Marvel has confirmed
The new female incarnation of Thor is here to stay, Marvel has confirmed

He continues to jabber on until Thor breaks his jaw with her hammer.

“That’s for saying ‘feminist’ like it’s a four-letter word, creep,” she thinks.

Marvel announced the plans to reincarnate Thor as a woman last summer but not all fans were happy with the planned change citing reasons from 'breaking tradition' to 'gimmickry' and the debate rages on.

However, Thor is here to stay, as a woman, although fans don't know her real identity just yet.

Following the announcement of the female Thor, Marvel also announced the introduction of a black Captain America.

Marvel is aiming for greater diversity in its big titles, hence these important changes to major characters.

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