Sex change: That's Ms. Thor to you, buddy!
Good comic-book artists refresh their creations lest they become stale. So kudos to Marvel Comics, which is giving a serious face-lift to Thor, the character introduced in 1962 by creative genius Stan Lee with the help of scripter Larry Lieber and penciller Jack Kirby.
A serious face-lift, indeed: The God of Thunder now is a woman.
"The inscription on Thor's hammer reads, 'Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.' Well, it's time to update that inscription," Marvel editor Wil Moss said in a statement on Tuesday. Lest ye snicker, Moss added, "This new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy."