- Susie Arth, Editor, espnW.com
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Marvel lowered the boom this week when the comic book publisher announced there was a new god of Thunder in town. Writer Jason Aaron went all-in in the press release.
"This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR."
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 15, 2014
— Thor: The Dark World (@ThorMovies) July 15, 2014
The idea that a woman could have strength, endurance, passion and might was just too big of a stretch for the fanboy crowd.
— Santos L. Halper (@evilseed864) July 15, 2014
— Cowboy Mock (@yobwockcom) July 18, 2014
The executive editor of Marvel’s digital media got battered. Beyond belief.
Was just called a gay slur and told to get cancer because of the Thor news. Go Internet!
— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) July 15, 2014
And then the entire female race was attacked. And compared to felines. From outer space.
— MancowMuller (@MancowMuller) July 18, 2014
— David G (@gmoney4980) July 15, 2014
Thankfully Iron Man chimed in and recalled that there wasn’t even this big of a splash when Thor was a reptile.
— Rohan Harris (@expectproblems) July 16, 2014
The good news? Not everyone on the planet was hopping mad. Particularly not the creator of uber-feminist cult fave "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and director of, wait for it, "The Avengers" movie.
A female Thor? What the hell makes them think THAT would be cool? pic.twitter.com/Tg2Ti8PIOo
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) July 15, 2014
— michelle buchman (@michelledeidre) July 15, 2014
And here’s the dad who nailed it.
— Derek Montilla (@Cap_Kaveman) July 15, 2014