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"Wait, you read comics, but you're a girl? How do you know so much about comics, despite being a girl? You know you're the only girl I know that reads comics as much as I do..."

Yeah, yeah, I get that a lot actually. Yes, female comic book readers do exist. We're an elusive kind of breed, almost a mythical one. There are far more girl gamers in the world than there are currently female comic readers. We're as rare as unicorns, as rare fully-clothed comic book superheroines. While the leading demographic for comic readers are, of course, men at 80%, women fill the remaining 20% and shrinking each week.

Today, we live in an era where comic books are marketed to males 18-34 — to hell with children and women readers — and its target demographic that they've been trying to sell to for the last decade with diminishing success. Despite the fact that comics do not lift a finger to market to females, despite the fact that comics publish artwork of female characters that regularly crosses the line from cheesecake to embarrassing, and despite the fact that female characters are often treated like crap in comparison to male characters and that being treated like crap is still better than some of the other things that have been done to them, comic books still has many, many loyal female customers.

So if you're a comic book nerdess, like I am, share it with the entire world and show that we truly do exist!

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:iconkaonashi-nanashi:
Kaonashi-Nanashi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Can this include girls that read manga? 
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yes.
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:iconkaonashi-nanashi:
Kaonashi-Nanashi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
YAY! I'm a comic book nerdess too! :w00t:
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GravitationalTitan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YASS 
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
WE EXIST!
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GravitationalTitan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOO! Indeed ^.^
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:iconkijivu:
Kijivu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
F YES MORE COMIC BOOK NERDESS!!!!! I WAS BEING TO THINK I WAS THE ONLY ONE!
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
No, you are not! :iconsuperheroglompplz:
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Kijivu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAYYYYY!!! Gosh the stares people give as I walk out the comic store with three huge bags, and $100 poorer can sure bring a girl down. Then I see bags of comics and action figures and that is happiness my friends. :batman: :superman:
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That's TOTALLY me, right there! :XD:
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:iconkijivu:
Kijivu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Literally, my friends now refer to me as Batgirl. Because of my crazy obsession!
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hahahahahaha! I call that a compliment!
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Kijivu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeness noticed!! I saw the picture of your cosplay! It was really cool!
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Awww, thank you! I really appreciate it! :XD:
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SerenityFey Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's really just society's fault that there aren't more female comic book fans. The fact that people just look at you weirdly as soon as you enter a comic book store, and whenever you read a comic in public people give you awkward stares..... Comic book companies don't help either, plastering boobs everywhere yet not having any decent shirtless guys..... :l
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Very true. Although for shirtless guys, I recommend SECRET SIX. Lots of sexy, shirtless men. :XD:
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SerenityFey Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh ho ho....I must check that out :P
Ps. Are you into manga? Since it's aimed at both genders, there's a good deal of fanservice involved for female fans :P
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I don't read manga generally. As an 2D animator, anime bugs me to no end, with repeating/bad plotlines, poor characterizations, no in-betweens, etc. But that's just personal taste.
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SerenityFey Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I get where you're coming from.....for every good anime or manga there's around a 100 horrible ones (which always seem to have the same plot :l ). And animation-wise, I imagine you're familiar with the painful disaster that is Naruto Shippuuden Episode 167? XD Still, there are a few good ones.....it just takes a lot of hunting to find them. Yeah....anime and manga has a looooong way to go, but it's getting there slowly at least.
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The same can be said with Western comics. Not every Batman comic is made of gold. You have to pick and choose, be familiar with the writer or artist, or find a story that sparks your interest. A lot of times, you have to shift through a lot of shit, too. I'll find great writer with a horrible artist, or a great artist with a horrible writer. Sometimes, you just can't help that.
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SerenityFey Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
True! Heck, sometimes it can even be a matter of personal taste...you can have an amazing writer working wonders, but if you just don't get into it, there's nothing you can do.
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Very true. I love writer Mark Miller, but KICK-ASS 2 is just a mess. Blech.
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Afiya-NumbuhNine Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha This is so me :XD:
I don't like buying some of the newer comics much, tho... too much boob and booty lol
I first got into Hellboy. Then one day, I just browsed through the old 80's and older Marvel and DC comics and was just hooked!! I like to study the artwork from them, too!
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh, the 70s and 80s Marvel and DC are WONDERFUL! Amazing art, amazing stories! Love and adore it!
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GravitationalTitan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed ^.^
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Kerahmel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This stamp makes me happy. :w00t: I've only taken some comics out of my library because I don't have the money and I don't know how to drive yet. :iconotlplz: There's a flea market in our area that comes on the weekends, there's a spot that sells comics...but the guy there makes me nervous so I don't go. I kinda just freak out in a corner by myself. ^^; I hope I never have to deal with that sexist nonsense. It's just sad. :no:
And yeah, your right about some writers being a little over the top. Right now I have both the Dark Knight Returns and the Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller. The first one was okay...I had NO idea what the second one was all about. I mean, I got the plot but all of it seemed so...trippy. :XD:;;
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's great to meet a fellow comic book nerdess and, trust me, that's how I started out, too. Yeah, I still hate DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and I still don't know what DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN was about either and I re-read it three times.

If you're going to get into Batman, I recommend starting off with BATMAN: YEAR ONE (before Frank Miller went insane), then THE LONG HALLOWEEN series -- THE LONG HALLOWEEN, DARK VICTORY, CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME, ARKHAM ASYLUM: A SERIOUS HOUSE ON SERIOUS EARTH (before Grant Morrison went insane), BATMAN: A LONELY PLACE OF DYING (explains why Batman needs a Robin), BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY (death of Jason Todd), BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE (by Alan Moore of WATCHMEN), and then the entire title of GOTHAM CENTRAL (by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker, which is coming out on hardback finally with all issues in order, as I've been living off trade paperbacks and filling in the missing issues individually).
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Kerahmel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've read Batman: Year One, it was really good. :D
Th rest you've listed I have heard of and want to read SOOOO bad. ;A;;; Especially the Long Halloween series. :D
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You can get them easy at a Barnes and Noble's (inexpensive paperbacks), comic book store, or cheap used copies online.
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Kerahmel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :D
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome. I hope you tell me if you enjoy them. There's a lot of great stories out there, but this is a great place to start.
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Kerahmel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Vintage-Devil-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, unfortunately in comic books, the female's character development is to just be the reward for the hero, basically. :(
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That depends on the writer. Greg Rucka's and Ed Burbaker's GOTHAM CENTRAL, Darwyn Cooke run on CATWOMAN, and Gail Simone's run on BIRDS OF PREY prove that isn't true.

But then you have writers like Judd Winick, Grant Morrison, and Frank Miller that keep to that.
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Vintage-Devil-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know not ALL of them do that, but I really hate that sterotype. I mean, it's okay to give the superhero a love interest, but try to make them have more of a purpose than just to be rescued or be a reward.

That's a reason why I don't like Mary Jane Watson from Spider-man.
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I agree. It's the 21 century, why is Mary Jane Watson this stereotypical 1950s damsel-in-distress; this is why I enjoyed Gwen Stacy in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN more. She wasn't the damsel and was pro-active/intricate in the solution of the plot. But this happens in films all the time, too. Films are just as much to blame for this as comics.
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Vintage-Devil-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you agree with me! :D I mean, Nancy Holbrook gets unfairly labeled as a damsel in dirtress, but Mary Jane gets a free pass? :disbeleif:

I have yet to see The Amazing Spiderman and I really want to see it. I friggin' loved the Spiderman movies with Tobey Maguire, but I'm really willing to give the new one a chance.

Of course it's not just comics; it's common to make women underdeveloped and make them just a reward for the man. :no: It just strikes me as rather sexist; I mean, how would men like it if gave a female superhero a male love interest and had to make him constantly rescued?
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I hated Tobey Maguire. He could do Spider-Man, but he never could do Peter Parker right for me. I really enjoyed the new actor. He did everything right. You have to see AMAZING SPIDER-MAN as the name says it all. Sadly, yes, it is extremely common, but I do my best to make my own characters unique and not the damsel ever! More men love that concept. Sad, but true and yesterday they say that all men are more romantic than women. Whatever.
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Vintage-Devil-Queen Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually went to see The Amazing Spider-Man with my boyfriend last night and we both loved it. I liked Gwen Stacy much more than Mary Jane and I thought Andrew Garfield was adorable. :)

Although, I preferred The Dark Knight Rises a bit more. ^^;
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I HATED DARK KNIGHT RISES. Once I'm out of the hospital, I'll be doing a video review of why I despised it so much.
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Anebrd Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I used to be a comic book nerdness but I haven't bought one in years. However I am considering picking up deadpool. I see bits and pieces of that manical superhero. He looks funny
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Deadpool surprisingly is one of the most difficult characters to writer for because he has to be so many things at once -- funny, witty, eccentric, bizzare, dumb, smart, carefree, serious, overconfident, self-defeating, intimidating, frightening, and absolutely insane. I definitely recommend avoiding the on-going DEADPOOL comics. They're not bad, just...stupid. Writer Daniel Way just (ab)uses Deadpool by throwing him from one gimmick-filled story into the next. A lot of people advise reading the DEADPOOL CLASSIC, but a very different character; this was well never he evolved into the character we know and love now. Also, Deadpool's creator, Rob Liefeld, is really one of the worst personalities in the comic business; he can't write, can't draw, can't characterize, he can't do anything; the man's an asshole and I avoid his writings and illustrations as a general rule. My personal recommendations are:

1. The entire title of UNCANNY X-FORCE by Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña - X-Force was a secret group formed by Wolverine. Well, Cyclops found out about it and ordered its disbandment for ethical reasons, so he did and made a new X-Force, consisting of Deadpool, Archangel (later replaced by Nightcrawler), Fantomex, and Psylocke, and their first target -- fuckin' Apocalypse! So much for starting small.

2. The entire title of CABLE AND DEADPOOL by Fabian Nicieza - Hands down, perhaps my favourite of anything Deadpool. It's literally one of the best little buddy team-ups ever done in Marvel, showing their extremely rocky, extremely dysfunctional relationship with one another, and it had a nice of a cult following.

3. DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS by Mike Benson - Everyone -- Daredevil, the Punisher, and Spider-Man -- is after Deadpool for a crime he didn't commit, and hilarity ensues!

4. DEADPOOL: WADE WILSON'S WAR by Duane Swierczynski and Jason Pearson - Despite the atrocious Rob Liefeld art, it's an origin story for Deadpool; however, it's up to you to decide if he's telling the truth or not.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Much as an a-hole Liefeld is, I'll give the original Deadpool that he and Fab created a quality : He's A THREAT. And onto Fab's excellent X-force run, DP is every bit as monstruous as ever. Then Joe Kelly digged deeper into his psyche, Gail Simone had him fight for respect and Nicieza had him reach the finale he deserves ! After that he's gone.
Remender 's UXF Annoyed me royally... he does not know how to write En Sabah Nur. Then again the post 90's X-men are not the real deal... they can rot.
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'll have to say the current run of DEADPOOL by Gary Duggan is actually impressive. At the moment, I just can't afford so many comics, so I had to pick and choose ones I couldn't live without. DEADPOOL is one I had to drop. However, I'm enjoying BATMAN '66, Scott Snyder's run on BATMAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and ROCKET RACCOON, and the new MS. MARVEL.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Batman 66' ? Now this is tantalizing , ol' chum !
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It's a great run, very fun. I'm meh on the crossover with Green Hornet and Kato, primarily because Kevin Smith is writing and I hated his reboot of GREEN HORNET; Smith is more a miss for me than a hit. However, I loved the "Lost Episode" with 60s-esque Two-Face.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
I have another reason for disliking Smith's work ( this might clue you in devilkais.deviantart.com/art/B… ). Speaking of which, have you heard of the other 60's Two-Face ?
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I agree that I loved Silver St. Cloud, most of the time, then she died and I rolled my eyes. I hated WIDENING GYRE. I hated CACOPHONY. Yet I liked his GREEN LANTERN run for the most part, but he needs stay faarrrrrr away from Batman.
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Anebrd Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I will have to look these up on Amazon. If the price is right, :D
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Good luck! I hope you enjoy them!
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