... I was only vaguely aware, e.g., that somewhere along the line Thor (he of the big red beard) had gotten shaved and bleached, and Mjölnir* had gotten transformed from a half-hammer, half-boomerang battle weapon into a smith's metal-bashing implement.
And now, it seems, Thor has, as they said back in the 60s, "gone to Sweden."
Or maybe he didn't go to Sweden and she came back. After all, deities can pretty much assume any form they feel like, right? (Though it's mostly tricksters and philanderers who actually do that sort of thing, and it's usually temporary.)
Apparently, though, this is part of a trend whereby, instead of creating a brand-new superhero with a character appropriate to the person inside the suit, the franchise owners kill off or otherwise retire an existing superhero, and have some new diversically-correct person inherit the costume, role, and character, even though the character was written for someone else entirely.
It's what happens to the process of creative destruction when it's commanded from on high, and the parties responsible are incapable of the "creative" part. If they were creative, they could create new characters, phase them in, and allow the old ones to head off to Commander Goodbye's Superhero Retirement Home.
(And, yes, it bothers me that Frank Gorshin's "Riddler" was once played by John Astin. Astin deserved his own supervillain character on that show, dang it!)
* The spelling checker thinks I mean "Miniskirt." Noooooooooo!