While we still won’t know who the woman is who will be taking the place of Thor as the wielder of the thunder and the lightning until next month’s Thor #1, we do know that whoever she is will cause major changes in Thor’s magical uru hammer Mjolnir—to its creed, at least.


In preview pages of Thor #1, we see a woman draped in shadows standing on the Moon, bending to pick up the enchanted hammer. As she picks up Thor’s famed weapon, blue lightning encircles the hammer, highlighting a change to the traditional inscription (emphasis mine):

Whoever holds this hammer, if she be worthy, shall possess the power of… THOR.

Note the gender pronoun change there. The inscription has, in the past, referred to “he”. With a woman now carrying the mantle of Thor, it makes sense that the enchanted creed placed on Mjolnir by Odin, king of the Asgardian gods and the male Thor’s father, would change.

Back in July, Marvel announced on ABC’s The View, of all places, that the Marvel Universe’s Thor would be a woman in the near future. Hints were dropped that the male Thor would become unworthy of wielding his uru hammer. We got to see the first hints of this at the end of last week’s conclusion to Marvel’s Original Sin miniseries, as Thor was depicted having issues lifting Mjolnir.

We won’t have long to wait to see who the mysterious woman is in the previews or what the original Thor did to lose his hammer privileges. Thor #1, written by Jason Aaron with art by Russell Dautermann, hits newsstands October 1.

About The Author

Managing Editor

Jed W. Keith is managing editor for FreakSugar and has been a writer with the site since its start in 2014. He’s a pop culture writer, social media coordinator, PR writer, and technical and educational writer for a variety of companies and organizations. Currently, Jed writes for FreakSugar, coordinates social media for Rocketship Entertainment and GT Races, and writes press copy and pop culture articles for a variety of companies and outlets. His work can also be seen in press releases for the Master Musicians Festival, a Kentucky event that drawn acts such as Willie Nelson, the Counting Crows, Steve Earle, and Wynona Judd. His work was featured in the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con convention book for his interview with comic creator Mike Mignola about the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of Hellboy. Jed also does his best to educate the next generation of pop culture enthusiasts, teaching social studies classes--including History Through Film--to high school students.