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(Comic Book Critic)   Having run out of young boys, Marvel Comics goes after young girls   ( comicbookcritic.net) divider line
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5007 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Feb 2013 at 10:50 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-08 10:08:00 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-02-08 09:50:08 PM  
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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 08:44:05 PM  
1 vote:
My suggestion for the young ladies would be Phil Foglio's "Girl Genius" steampunk adventures.
2013-02-08 01:33:25 PM  
1 vote:

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:

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2013-02-08 10:40:31 AM  
1 vote:
You can tell the She-Hulk one is for girls because it has lipstick on the cover.
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