Fanboys and girls grapple with change as Comic-Con under way
Captain America is now black, Thor becomes a woman, and comic character Archie Andrews is shot and killed while saving his gay friend. The annual pop-culture carnival that is the Comic-Con Festival got under way in San Diego on Thursday with fans welcoming the world of change facing so many beloved characters. An estimated 150,000 devotees of comics, video games, fantasy and action movies are ...
Why ‘temporary’ isn’t enough
Marvel announced that the comic book character Thor would soon be revamped as a woman on July 15. Shortly after, the comic book company announced that beginning in November, Captain America would no longer be Steve Rogers, but instead Sam Wilson, a black character previously known as the Falcon, Captain America’s sidekick.
Goddess of Thunder?
LOS ANGELES -- He is famed as the God of Thunder, but Thor is to change sex, launching an "all-new era" for the comic book icon, its publishers said on Tuesday.
Goddess of Thunder? Thor undergoes sex change
Marvel Comics will introduce the female Thor in its latest comic series in October, it announced, stressing that the new Thor is not "She-Thor" or "Thorita." It was not immediately clear if the sex change will be taken over in the movie version of "Thor," a huge box office hit in recent years. "The inscription on Thor's hammer reads 'Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess ...
The Female Thor and the Female Comic-Book Reader
"Girls don't read comics, there's something in how their brains are wired that just doesn't respond to the way comics work.” Of course, that’s wrong. Lots of women do read comics in general, and superhero comics in particular. That fact should be ...