Let's face it, it's a male-centric industry, geared toward males, and as superheroes are power fantasies, most guys can't live vicariously through or relate to women, therefore they are relegated to eye-candy or sex objects.
And the trend I have noticed as of late is that whenever a female solo title is launched, they give it a more "funny" slant, with toony artists and lots of puns. As opposed to guys, who are marketed with an emphasis on how badass, kickass, powerful, whatever they are, and using artists who are known for serious titles and titles that we're "supposed " to take seriously. Therefore, an industry-wide domino effect happens, with the female titles being dismissed as fluff. etc.
: This is a good point, Eddie. Pretty much the
: only reason DC print however many Wonder
: Woman comics they do a year is purely to
: ensure that they don't lose the copyright on
: Certainly solo titles are a different beast
: and when you look at it, yes - it's almost
: entirely long established characters that
: have their solo-runs...
: Spiderman/Superman/Batman etc.
: Maybe something along the lines of She-Hulks
: would stand a better chance of lasting the
: test of time? Also, I'd say - toss in
: Geiger... it would make sense to have her
: hanging out with Jen and Lyra, rather than
: languishing in whatever post-Initiative
: state team she's currently in...
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