Re: IDW Star Trek Ongoing...
The fact that they made him a man leads me to suspect that they might actually intend to introduce his female counterpart in the 'real' world. It would be very ironic if they didn't.
I wouldn't be that optimistic. Admiral Thomas could've been chosen to a) balance the woman-heavy cast, or b), to show a man in charge to complement the female captain.
1.000 years: University Leipzig, 1409-2409
Gorn to be wild!