In the best news of the week, Marvel’s reboot of the Thor series into a heroine has actually outsold the male original. When Marvel first announced Female Thor as part of the New 52 reboot, there were concerns from certain fans of the franchise that she would ruin it or that it was too risky of a move by Marvel, but this proves otherwise and is AMAZING news.
Courtesy of the sales figures from ComiChron show the new character outselling the old comics by a large margin. The reports show that the first four issues of Female Thor have sold close to 20,000 copies, more than the final four Thor issues in 2012.
Unfortunately we can’t see who is buying Female Thor so there is no way to see if the gender reboot is bringing in more females to comic book reading.
Female Thor is currently 6th in sales with the series circulation reaching over 93,000 copies. Not suprising is that diehard favorites Amazing Spiderman, Captain America, and Batman held the top three spots.
Thor #8 releases in May and the writers have promised the reveal of the new Thor’s identity.