Bulging biceps are sooo yesterday. Muscles on women look better anyway… When comic publishers alter a character, they hope for a clap of approval. Well, Marvel brought a thunderclap, switching the thunder god into a goddess. Many claim it’s an unoriginal idea since we’ve seen females taking over for males before, but has it ever been a mantle this big? Thor is royalty within the pages of the comics, and the key thing to remember is that it’s not just about the fanboy demographic; female readership is a force to be reckoned with today. Plus, it’s Marvel, which takes itself very seriously in making its universe diverse. Whether changes involve the biracial Spider-Man, a half-Latino Nova, the Muslim Ms. Marvel, or an X-Women team, they all reflect the real world. No matter who you are, no matter where you’re from, or what your sexuality is, everyone deserves to feel like a superhero, so, for the naysayers, deal with it.
The Mighty Thor, by Daniel Murray.