Marvel’s God Of Thunder Now A Girl After Original Sin Storyline: First Look at Rule 63 Thor In Comic [PICTURES]

By Luca Saitta , Updated Sep 30, 2014 07:52 AM EDT

True believers, have you been wondering what in the name of Asgard could make the Odinson lose his powers, or rather, his worthiness to wield Mjolnir? Your questions will soon be answered, as a first glimpse of Thor's ordeal has been released onto that mighty internets, as well as the lady who will take his place.

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We don't yet know who this woman is who will take over the mantle and hammer of the thunder god after the moon/Watcher/Nick Fury-centric Original Sin storyline, or how the other Avengers will take this new pretender to the throne. Jason Aaron is a pretty sweet writer though, so I'm confident it will be surprising and satisfying, unlike other reveals in the past (*coughredhulkredshehulkcough*).

The conceit of Thor being a power set that is transferred to someone who is worthy had been so pushed to the background in recent years (decades?) that one could be forgiven for simply having forgotten. The first Thor movie sees the Chris Hemsworth character depowered after being found unworthy and restored by the end of the film after doing some dishes and handing out sandwiches in a small New Mexico town, but it didn't exactly imply anyone could "become" Thor. The main character simply was an Asgardian prince named Thor who was depowered and then re-powered by the end.

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In the original Stan Lee/Jack Kirby comics from the 60s, Thor had been living on Earth for years under the guise of Donald Blake, his powers stripped and his memory erased until he finds the hammer Mjolnir (disguised as a stick) during an invasion of Stone Men from Saturn. This all happens in the first issue, by the way. A Stone Man actually appears in a gag in Thor: The Dark World.

Head on over to Vulture for the full exclusive preview consisting of three consecutive pages and the penultimate one, plus the cover.

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