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Will a female Thor bring comic relief or will she be hammered?

16 July 2014 Last updated at 21:22 BST

Will Marvel Comics alienate their traditional male fan base by introducing a female Thor to the canon or are they reflecting the increasing numbers of female comic book fans?

Jon Sopel discusses the move with Will Brooker, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and Dr Kate Oughton, a lecturer in Media Communication at Regents University.