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(Comic Book Critic)   Having run out of young boys, Marvel Comics goes after young girls   (comicbookcritic.net) divider line 52
    More: Interesting, Hyperion, Rogue, Hyperion Books, Jennifer Walters, Female Super, Incredible Hulk, universe, Marvel Entertainment  
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2013-02-08 09:58:52 AM  
Super popular? I hope that's a pun because I really don't think you could make a case that they were really popular.

I mean if you already read comics you know who they are but if you trying to get new people in, not so much


And I can talk about Rogue without posting this:

img43.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-08 10:40:31 AM  
You can tell the She-Hulk one is for girls because it has lipstick on the cover.
 
2013-02-08 10:55:30 AM  
I may have to check out the She Hulk one.  Her books are usually top notch.
 
2013-02-08 10:55:54 AM  
Nice to see them branching out. The Catholic clergy could take a page from Marvel's book
 
2013-02-08 11:04:16 AM  
Hyperion books? Is Handsome Jack authoring them?
 
2013-02-08 11:07:00 AM  
Marvel did really well with a Mary Jane Watson teen novel a few years ago, so this might actually work.

On the other hand, everything Marvel (and DC) does these days is total crap, so I have very little confidence.
 
2013-02-08 11:10:10 AM  
more like Sheroes....amirite?!?
 
2013-02-08 11:10:54 AM  
Novels?
And here I thought they were hiring some new artists who would stop drawing all the women with FFF cup sizes and start drawing all the men with giant throbbing hardons under their spandex.
 
2013-02-08 11:17:45 AM  

Karac: Novels?
And here I thought they were hiring some new artists who would stop drawing all the women with FFF cup sizes and start drawing all the men with giant throbbing hardons under their spandex.


I've read some DC novelizations lately.  Countdown was pretty meh, but the Wonder Woman book was decent.
 
2013-02-08 11:27:37 AM  
She-Hulk seems to be pandering to women a bit but the Rogue story seems like it could be interesting and fast paced enough to keep me interested while containing enough of a love story to keep the ladies happy
 
2013-02-08 11:35:43 AM  
Someone really needs to make a She Hulk TV show. She's a sexy, green giant district attorney who doesn't take guff from no man. You could take any plot. ANY single plot and put it into that format and it would work. OJ trial? A very special She Hulk. Osama Bin Laden raid? Tonight's Extra Patriotic She Hulk. Sex in the City, but with She Hulk.
 
2013-02-08 11:39:44 AM  

Malcolm_Sex: She-Hulk seems to be pandering to women a bit but the Rogue story seems like it could be interesting and fast paced enough to keep me interested while containing enough of a love story to keep the ladies happy


Yes, because girls can't enjoy normal superhero stories, they need sappy love stories with romance and talking about their feelings and shiat.
 
2013-02-08 11:44:09 AM  
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-02-08 12:01:22 PM  

PonceAlyosha: Someone really needs to make a She Hulk TV show. She's a sexy, green giant district attorney who doesn't take guff from no man. You could take any plot. ANY single plot and put it into that format and it would work. OJ trial? A very special She Hulk. Osama Bin Laden raid? Tonight's Extra Patriotic She Hulk. Sex in the City, but with She Hulk.


She-Hulk awesome, but she's also a more valid case of Single Female Lawyer than Ally McBeal ever was
 
2013-02-08 12:02:23 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Malcolm_Sex: She-Hulk seems to be pandering to women a bit but the Rogue story seems like it could be interesting and fast paced enough to keep me interested while containing enough of a love story to keep the ladies happy

Yes, because girls can't enjoy normal superhero stories, they need sappy love stories with romance and talking about their feelings and shiat.


And ponies.

Like Comet the Stalker Horse
 
2013-02-08 12:15:06 PM  
In the She-Hulk Diaries, Jennifer Walters, aka She Hulk, juggles climbing the corporate ladder by day and battling villains and saving the world by night - all while trying to navigate the dating world to find a Mr. Right who might not mind a sometimes-very big and green girlfriend.

th03.deviantart.net
I believe that should be an i, not a u.
 
2013-02-08 12:35:21 PM  
Rogue goes shopping and worries about how shes ever going to find a boyfriend?
 
2013-02-08 12:36:59 PM  
img163.imageshack.us

If marvel has to do anything where the target is women they always use SheHulk
 
2013-02-08 12:40:02 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img163.imageshack.us image 150x100]

If marvel has to do anything where the target is women they always use SheHulk


To be fair, she is powered by gamma radiation, so cancer screenings should probably be a regular thing for her.
 
2013-02-08 12:59:35 PM  
My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.
 
2013-02-08 01:03:10 PM  

JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.


Dora the Explorer...
 
2013-02-08 01:16:24 PM  

JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.


Not sure there is such a demographic but this is pretty funny:
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php
 
2013-02-08 01:17:11 PM  
Yeah, I wish they had been trying to reach a female audience 3 years ago when they canceled the MC2 Spider-Girl title after over 100 issues so Joey Q could slap the name on his pet sassy Latina Mary Sue, only to have the book canceled within 8 issues because no one wanted to read about the new character in the first place.

/fark you, Quesada.
 
2013-02-08 01:19:42 PM  

JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.


Serial Experiments Lain?

/certified tentacle-free
 
2013-02-08 01:21:45 PM  

Dick Gozinya: Hyperion books? Is Handsome Jack authoring them?


I'm looking forward to the first issue of "Butt Stallion The Diamond Pony"
 
2013-02-08 01:30:07 PM  

JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.


Tiny Titans (no longer published, but 50 issues of goodness.)
Anything from awyeahcomics.
 
2013-02-08 01:33:25 PM  

glass_ibis: JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.

Not sure there is such a demographic but this is pretty funny:
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php


www.heroesonline.com
 
2013-02-08 01:39:03 PM  

Trocadero: glass_ibis: JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.

Not sure there is such a demographic but this is pretty funny:
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php

[www.heroesonline.com image 850x1314]


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-08 01:51:07 PM  

Mega Steve: Nice to see them branching out. The Catholic clergy could take a page from Marvel's book


Sesame Street too.
 
2013-02-08 02:31:54 PM  

Theaetetus: In the She-Hulk Diaries, Jennifer Walters, aka She Hulk, juggles climbing the corporate ladder by day and battling villains and saving the world by night - all while trying to navigate the dating world to find a Mr. Right who might not mind a sometimes-very big and green girlfriend.

[th03.deviantart.net image 719x1110]
I believe that should be an i, not a u.


imgace.com
 
2013-02-08 02:36:33 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Yes, because girls can't enjoy normal superhero stories, they need sappy love stories with romance and talking about their feelings and shiat.


Everyone knows all women are romance accessories and sexual tools. Stories about them that lack any element of romantic or sexual entanglement ring false to readers, making those stories unappealing to women.

/Lois Lane deserved it.
//amirite, Jimmy?
///farkin' gender panderin' bullshiat like this is why I live in a world this crazy...
 
2013-02-08 02:55:09 PM  
Did they take the Captain Marvel title from Carol already?
 
2013-02-08 02:57:07 PM  

JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.


http://www.atomic-robo.com/free-comics/fcbd11/

Atomic Robo!
 
2013-02-08 03:31:49 PM  

dr.zaeus: Theaetetus: In the She-Hulk Diaries, Jennifer Walters, aka She Hulk, juggles climbing the corporate ladder by day and battling villains and saving the world by night - all while trying to navigate the dating world to find a Mr. Right who might not mind a sometimes-very big and green girlfriend.

[th03.deviantart.net image 719x1110]
I believe that should be an i, not a u.

[imgace.com image 500x792]


Hilarious!
 
2013-02-08 03:55:23 PM  

Charlie Chingas: JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.

Dora the Explorer...


Zita the Spacegirl
Soveryawesome.

http://zitaspacegirl.com/
 
2013-02-08 03:56:26 PM  
zitaspacegirl.com


Now with picture-y goodness
 
2013-02-08 03:58:03 PM  
Having run out of young boys, Marvel Comics Catholic Church goes after young girls
 
2013-02-08 04:21:46 PM  
I don't understand what they keep going after kids. Kid's don't read comics anymore, I think they make up like less than 20% of the market. Trying to grow that segment is going to be next to impossible - targeting teens and young adults makes more sense to me and they should really just double down on deliver to ipads or other digital devices.
 
2013-02-08 04:52:09 PM  

Hebalo: JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.

Tiny Titans (no longer published, but 50 issues of goodness.)
Anything from awyeahcomics.


Yep, that's my go-to as well. I've given my (now) nine year old niece a Tiny Titans trade every year for Christmas for the past three years. She reads each one from cover to cover the second she gets it.

/This year my brother in law bought her a bike for Christmas
//He specifically asked us to give her the Titans book the night before so she'd actually ride on the bike Christmas morning.
 
2013-02-08 05:41:00 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Malcolm_Sex: She-Hulk seems to be pandering to women a bit but the Rogue story seems like it could be interesting and fast paced enough to keep me interested while containing enough of a love story to keep the ladies happy

Yes, because girls can't enjoy normal superhero stories, they need sappy love stories with romance and talking about their feelings and shiat.


Why do you suppose they cram a useless love story into every superhero story or action movie these days? That's right. For the girls.
 
2013-02-08 06:25:07 PM  

JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.


The Giant Magic Juggs series is pretty good...
 
2013-02-08 07:23:18 PM  
Why is it that every time they try to make a superheroine interesting to a female audience, they use this plot:

(Real Name), aka (superhero identity), juggles climbing the (career) ladder by day and battling villains and saving the world by night - all while trying to navigate the dating world to find a Mr. Right who might not mind a (crimefighting/strong/mutant/alien) girlfriend.

Honestly, aren't women insulted that this seems to be the ONLY plot that is ever marketed to them when a studio tries to make a Wonder Woman TV series or "update" a female hero's comic to appeal to a female audience?

They keep using this same lame story, and wonder why more girls don't like superheroes. Maybe it's because the only thing missing from making it totally sexist is "...while totally going shopping!"
 
2013-02-08 07:47:25 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Why is it that every time they try to make a superheroine interesting to a female audience, they use this plot:

(Real Name), aka (superhero identity), juggles climbing the (career) ladder by day and battling villains and saving the world by night - all while trying to navigate the dating world to find a Mr. Right who might not mind a (crimefighting/strong/mutant/alien) girlfriend.

Honestly, aren't women insulted that this seems to be the ONLY plot that is ever marketed to them when a studio tries to make a Wonder Woman TV series or "update" a female hero's comic to appeal to a female audience?

They keep using this same lame story, and wonder why more girls don't like superheroes. Maybe it's because the only thing missing from making it totally sexist is "...while totally going shopping!"


Boys are active, girls are passive, Boys act, girls react. Boys define themselves. Girls are defined by their men.

I think that about sums up the mindset. And yes, it's sad that's the only story for girls anyone thinks to tell.*

*that I know of
 
2013-02-08 07:48:26 PM  
 
2013-02-08 08:44:05 PM  
My suggestion for the young ladies would be Phil Foglio's "Girl Genius" steampunk adventures.
 
2013-02-08 09:50:08 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Yes, because girls can't enjoy normal superhero stories, they need sappy love stories with romance and talking about their feelings and shiat.


ZeroCorpse: Honestly, aren't women insulted that this seems to be the ONLY plot that is ever marketed to them when a studio tries to make a Wonder Woman TV series or "update" a female hero's comic to appeal to a female audience?


In a word?  No.

It wasn't men or Marvel that turned Twilight into a goddamn bestseller.
 
2013-02-08 10:08:00 PM  
To be fair, this is only part of Marvel's outreach to the female audience. They just put out an all-female superhero team book, <i>Fearless Defenders</i>, this week, and as noted above, <i>Captain Marvel</i> has been out for a while. They're really doing their best this year to bump up their numbers with ladies, and this is just part of it.

The romance novels would be really dumb if they were <i>all</I> they were doing, but it's not.
 
2013-02-09 12:21:55 AM  
At first I thought "forget female readers, a Rogue comic sounds cool" then I read the description.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-09 03:00:32 AM  

BafflerMeal: Trocadero: glass_ibis: JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.

Not sure there is such a demographic but this is pretty funny:
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php

[www.heroesonline.com image 850x1314]


Love those books. Jester is an awesome character. They need to hurry up and do more. I need my fix.
 
2013-02-09 10:53:36 AM  

JinxedLynx: My daughter is 7 and she loves to make little booklets that resemble comics.  I was wondering if there is anything targeted to her demo graphic without the skimpy large breasted females.  Prefer something more tech and less magic and violence/brute force.


i.imgur.com
 
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