In superhero gender bend, Marvel unveils Thor as a woman
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 00:25
Marvel superhero Thor receives a new incarnation as a female, in an effort to appeal to young girls and women. Bob Mezan reports.
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Comic book superhero character Thor, who first appeared in 1962 and is based on the Norse hammer-wielding god, will now be a woman, publisher Marvel Comics has revealed.
Marvel said the female Thor is an effort to bring new readers and to appeal to women and girls, whom Marvel said have long been ignored in comics.
The new series will debut in October.
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