In this world, change is inevitable – not only in fashion, hair, and the likes, but in other aspects as well. This time, we get to see something different! With Marvel’s recent announcement, it’s clear that celebrities aren’t the only ones who get makeovers. The titular comic book character of Thor is now being depicted as a woman!
An inside look in an interview by Time from the writer & editor of the Thor comics tells us that this recent change isn’t to “fulfill a certain quota”. Although it may seem that male super heroes are more readily depicted and fancied, the women of the Marvel world (and in comic books in general) also have a big following. So, though not much can be said about the plot, this change was made to only develop a story line that was already planned in this direction.
But they do mention that, “We see fans of all shapes and sizes and genders in comic stores and at conventions”, so they consciously try to portray characters that reflect the outside world.
Whatever the reasoning, another (female) super hero is always a plus in my book!
What do you guys think?
Post by: Bianca Eval