Can Marvel-Disney Help Close the Comic Book Gender Gap?
â€“ Wed Sep 2, 12:43 pm ET
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Sean McKeever, writer of teen-girl-friendly comics like "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane" and "Nomad: Girl Without a World" for Marvel, thinks Disney can help. "I think the entire industry could learn plenty about marketing new characters from Disney," he told Newsarama. "It's one of those areas in the medium where we're just so lax. We put out these new series with new creations and do little more than hype the first issue in the catalogs, show a preview online and do a few interviews. Really, to me, a big part of the reason new characters tend not to 'stick' in comics is because there's no excitement built around them."
Most girls don't like super heroes. So what? It just doesnt appeal to women. Most stuff in the media is geared towards women. Virtually every tv show or non action cartoon features girls who are smart and wise and boys who are bumbling buffoons. Its a big reason why boys are spending more time playing video games and less and less watching tv. Who do you think appeals to a boy, the guy from grand theft auto or the fruity boys in high school musical? Appealing towards women has destroyed the vampire gener. Gone are the days of Dracula. Say hello to the whinny little sissy vampires of Twilight. I shudder to think of what would happen to the super hero genre if we keep obsessing with appealing towards girls. I guess we'll have more books like Arana (shudder). Hell comic books and video games are two of the last media boys truly have left. Everything else is obsessed with appealing towards girls. I love the fangirls. I'm a nerd. If there are no girl nerds then where are future nerds suppose to come from. But they can have their Twilight and their Manga and let me have Marvel and DC.