The comics world is a-swirl with Marvel’s bombshell about gender-bending Thor. A polarizing concept, much like the oft-debated issue of “his-and-hers” roles in relationships.
Granted, turning Thor into a woman does sound a bit odd, especially not changing the name. Hey, there are kick-arse Norse goddesses who could be brought to virtual life, and they have suitably gutteral-sounding names, too.
But one senses a bigger mission behind this move. A political message, perhaps? Maybe a hint that we’ll have a female presidential candidate in 2016. Hey, she could use the new Thor as her mascot. The mind reels and the heart hammers. Hmm, on second thought, that sounds like a wickedly clever campaign slogan!