When it comes to women, Marvel has consistently been ahead of the comic book curve.
Now Marvel is turning one of their flagship titles over to a lady for the comic book series - and with it the power to call down the thunder!
The View was the first with the scoop that the next person to wield Mjolnir, the mighty hammer of Thor, is going to be a woman!
In the past a few other people have taken Thor's mantle when he wasn't able, but only those that were deemed worthy by the magic hammer - no one else can even lift it!
But this is the first time in Marvel history that a woman has both the divine hammer AND the title!
So who is this new Lady Lord of Lightning? Marvel is keeping it a mystery so far, but here are some strong possibilities:
LOKI - the trickster god has been known to live as a woman for long periods in the past.
SIF - Thor's right hand woman took over the comic he started in Journey Into Mystery for a time.
JANE FOSTER - perhaps Thor's on-again, off-again luvvah learned a thing or two about lightning from him?
THOR - OK, this is a tricky one. But in the alternate future of Earth X, Thor IS a woman. Because his adopted Loki turned him into one and refused to take it back!
Oh, Tom Hiddleston. Never change!
[Images via Marvel.]
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