In superhero gender bend, Marvel unveils Thor as a woman

July 15, 2014 8:25 PM

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In superhero gender bend, Marvel unveils Thor as a woman

(Reuters) - Comic book superhero character Thor, who first appeared in 1962 and is based on the Norse hammer-wielding god, will now be a woman, publisher Marvel Comics said on Tuesday.

The publisher said the female Thor is an effort to bring new readers and to appeal to women and girls, whom Marvel said have long been ignored in comics.

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