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It was back in July that Marvel announced the new Thor would be a woman, and now it seems that Thor’s hammer is being altered to match the new character. Previously it was inscribed, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor,” which is a bit gender specific.

When the new female Thor debuts in Thor #1 on October 1st, her hammer will read, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if she be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” Now that works a little better in this case, don’t you think?

See the new hammer after the break.

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Redditor UranusExplorer reached out to Amazon because a book he ordered showed as delivered, but it didn’t actually get to him. The Amazon customer service rep’s name was Thor, so the customer asked if he could be Odin. It only got more amusing from there as the customer service rep played along and ran with the Norse mythology references. The rep took care of the issue and did so in an awesomely nerdy fashion. Win.

Be sure to click the above image to enlarge it.

(via Laughing Squid)

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If you think it’s odd that we’ll soon see a woman carrying the hammer Mjolnir and calling herself Thor, keep in mind that Thor was once a frog. And long after that, we met Throg, a Frog of Thunder who is so beloved, so darn cute, that you can now own a 6 inch statue of him from Sideshow Collectibles. The “Thor Frog Diorama” is available for pre-order and expected to be released in October. This is a limited edition of 1500, so get hopping! (shut up, that was funny).

Wait, you don’t know why there’s a Frog of Thunder? Ok, there’s a quick explanation (and more photos) after the break.

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Geek fans love their mash ups and crossovers and I’m pretty sure we’ve seen a Thor/Disney princess mash up along the way, but it’s always magical when these kinds of things come true. In this case, Twitterer Daft Brian pointed out that Thor is now technically a Disney Princess thanks to the recent reveal from Marvel of a female Thor.

See the tweet after the break…

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You read that right. Marvel revealed the news today on ABC’s The View (we can discuss that marketing choice another time) that Thor will be a woman. As series writer Jason Aaron said in the press release, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

Marvel also released new art to give us a look at the new Thor and I gotta say, she looks bad ass.

Head after the break to read the full press release and see additional art.

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For the record, Thor’s hammer–aka Mjölnir–was NOT made from a dying neutron star, but was in fact forged inside of one. But with that said, what if you did make your very own Mjölnir out of a dying star? What would happen? Youtuber Vsauce has the answer in his latest video, and trust me, it isn’t good.

Check out the video after the break…

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He might be getting up there in years, but here’s photographic proof that Stan Lee is still large and in charge. Lou Ferrigno posted this great picture of Stan the Man stepping between Ferrigno (Hulk) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) to break up what would undoubtedly have been an epic fistfight.

(Lou Ferrigno’s Facebook via Cheezburger)

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Tom Hiddleston auditioned for the role of Thor. Who knew? Well, maybe several of you, but it’s news to me. The upcoming Thor: The Dark World DVD/Blu-ray is packed with special features including a look at Hiddleston’s audition for the title character. While I wouldn’t want Hiddleston to play anyone other than Loki in the Marvel universe, I have to say the long blonde hair suits him. I’ve possibly watched this gif several times; in fact, I don’t know even know what day it is because I’ve just been staring at Hiddleston’s chest. Someone please send help.

You watch see the full audition clip when the DVD drops on February 25th.

One more mesmerizing gif after the break.

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You don’t need to befriend a Norse god to walk across the Rainbow Bridge; you only need to travel to Taiwan. It’s like the Bifrost! It may not lead into Asgard, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend. The bridge is an elevated pedestrian walkway located in Magong, Penghu County, Taiwan. The dazzling visual effect is achieved with neon bands. Simple and effective. I can’t wait for a group of Thor cosplayers to travel here for photos.

See more photos of the beautiful bridge after the break.

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It’s just a quiet day in the neighborhood until a mech controlled by Loki shows up and starts breaking bricks apart. That’s the beginning of Jordan Tseng’s LEGO stop motion short featuring Thor and Loki locked in battle. He made the piece for a university entrance examination and my guess is that he’s a lock to get accepted. He does a wonderful job keeping the action fluid and dynamic, and he’s even paired quality sound with the images.

Tseng spent three months on the project and used about 5,000 photos to string together for the animation. Even though he’s 17 now, he’s been making stop-motion videos since he was 14. It’s impressive.

Check out the awesome in the video after the break.

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