Marvel is launching a new Thor comic book series which sees the God of Thunder recast as female.
In a statement from Marvel, Thor, written by Jason Aaron with art from Russell Dauterman, presents 'one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of the “big three” of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor'.
“The inscription on Thor's hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it's time to update that inscription,” said Marvel editor Wil Moss.
“The new Thor continues Marvel's proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy."
Series writer Jason Aaron added: “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”