Why Marvel Needs a Gimmick like Thor’s Sex Change

This week has been pretty exciting for super hero fans with some sense of gender equality because of the diversification in comic book heroes with Marvel announcing a female Thor and an American-African Captain America . These decisions have had their fans despite the apparent cause of the move being the commercial aim of attracting a wider audience and the criticisms ranging from the design of the breast plate of Thor’s armour to the technicality of Odin’s qualification for who can be Thor (“if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor”).
 
However, the following article by a longtime writer and editor at Marvel Comics explaining why Marvel needed such a radical shift put a rather sour taste in my mouth: http://time.com/3001549/marvel-thor-female/

 

 

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