Thor is a character in the Marvel comics universe, based on the Norse god of the same name. Over time, various characters have taken on the role of Thor, and in late 2014 a female character became Thor. This caused the expected furore in Comic Book Fandom, but early issues of the female version of Thor wound up outselling the male version.
Commentary, reviews, etc
- Marvel proudly presents Thor
- I Think Marvel Is Lying To Everybody About The New Female Thor (on io9) "Right now, it sounds like they're playing with semantics and turning "Thor" into a title to make it seem like they've switched the gender of one of their most major characters to seem gender-positive, when in fact they're just having a new character take the lead role in a comic, which happens all the time"
- The new Thor's here, and girl is she worthy