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originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: knoledgeispower
This will definitely upset a whole group of Marvel comic's fan's whom will see it as outright and utter betrayal and the mangeling of an iconic character, Why could then not have simple made a character called Valkyria, after all the Valkyrie are daughters of Odin and Thor's sisters, they also Kick arse, Now hammer though but sword's bow's and spear's, they ride the storm cloud's like horse's.
And by that Token they are insulting a national Icon of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, and even Germany, The comic did not do this but there are still people who follow the ancient norse religion even today, especially in Sweden and though they are a minority they will not take this kindly and the Hammer is a symbol of male fertility and seen as macho.
Now I am a christian so don't get me wrong and I was gutted when the BBC decided not the make the female time lord doctor who spin off and also decided not to make the doctor into a woman, mind you the sonic screw driver would have looked a little less appropriate especially with the Lady doctor whiping it our of her hand bad.
It sound's to me like this is just an excuse to produce a skimpy clothed female pin up character to appeal to teenager's and of course when she say's I am Thor, Well Hmm lad's mind's are unfortunately hard wired to interpret that in the wrong way.
Anyway Freia was a great character so why don't they make a spin off storyline in the Thor Universe instead based on her, she was as hard as Thor but far better looking (At least to one side of the coin).
Made me chuckle thank's for posting this.
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Archie was/is to be shot trying to save his gay friend.
Didn't know that comic delt with social issues.
Leave Thor alone, there are plenty of other female superheroes that should get a better push.
originally posted by: OrphanApology
a reply to: the owlbear
I don't see what the problem is.
I enjoy alternates to classic comic books. Like reading canon fanfiction.
Like Marvel Zombies.
originally posted by: Metallicus
If this is a major problem for you then may I suggest you start reading some books without pictures.
originally posted by: snowspirit
Marvel- Agents of Shield, is going to have a messed up storyline now.
originally posted by: SELAboy
a reply to: knoledgeispower
Because Thor is a long established character and when someone takes a character you have invested in and completely changes them as part of a small minded political agenda, it ruins the character. This is, of course, a short term attempt to bump sales before they bring back the real Thor.
The Spiderman comparison is not a very good one, either. The Spiderman storylines I'd compare it to would be "One More Day" or the "Ben Reilly" clone story, where major character changes were made to a decades old figure who was already quite established with the fanbase.
The Hispanic Spiderman exists in another comics Universe than the regular Marvel one (Earth 616). No one really cared about that fact or the fact that Nick Fury was black (which translated well onto the cinematic universe and is quite popular with most fans, btw).
The OP seems to hinge on some narrow, manufactured narrative that everything revolves around skin color or sex organs. Pretty shallow and petty world view.
similar to the protest of Marvel’s decision in 2011 to recast Spider-Man in the comics as a half-black, half-Hispanic teenager named Miles Morales.
Most of the original comics were published when there wasn't as much of an acceptance for African Americans & Hispanics.