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  1. Marvel Announces First Female Thor

    The mighty hammer Mjölnir will pass to a worthy female hero in a new comic, scheduled for release in the fall. Marvel Comics announced that the classic male Thunder God would be replaced by a woman, emphasizing she is not Lady Thor or Thorita, she is “the THOR of the Marvel Universe.” The new hero joins a line of diverse characters — gay, lesbian, transgender, mixed race, Muslim — who have been introduced to the Marvel canon in recent years.

    Variety, Al Jazeera, WIRED

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