Earlier today saw Marvel announce on The View that Thor will be replaced by a female character.
It's said that Thor somehow becomes unworthy to wield Mjolnir.
Now Marvel.com has released a first look at the "unworthy" Thor, with art by Esad Ribic, where we see the character wielding a battle-axe as well as some sort of mechanical arm.
In addition, it's emphasized that the new female character is Marvel's new Thor.
The inscription on Thor's hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it's time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel's proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”
Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “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.”