Marvel announced Tuesday on The View (of all places) that in an upcoming comic series, Thor will be deemed unworthy of Mjolnir (or "mewmew" for any Kat Dennings fans out there), and the power will instead be bestowed on a previously unknown female earthling. The story will launch sometime in October with series writer Jason Aaron still at the helm.

While we should all brace ourselves for the usual cry of, "Political correctness!" let's give Jason Aaron an extra pat on the back for this awesome statement:

β€œThis is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR."


Well played, Aaron.

Naturally it should be stated that this will almost certainly not have an impact on the movies in the near future. Chris Hemsworth has not been deposed β€” he and his biceps will still be gracing your screen for Avengers 2, and more than likely a third Thor movie as well β€” but a comic series is a great first step.

This also marks another strive toward increased inclusiveness on Marvel's part. Between Kamala Khan, Miles Morales and now this, it's nice to see that they are consciously making an effort to branch out and appeal to wider demographics.

Will you be picking up the new comic series? Are you stoked about the change, or concerned?


Written for Persephone Magazine.