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Saturday, November 20, 2004
Another Quick Post
--Remember not too long ago when I was lamenting that what I really needed as a retailer was a good, kid-friendly, general audience super-hero book starring characters like Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Woman because of the large number of little girls I get in who want to read comic books about those characters? Yesterday a good object lesson in why this is necessary walked in. A little girl, who couldn't have been more than five years old, came in with her two older brothers and her grand-mother. One brother, the younger, immediately gravitated to our back issues of Shonen Jump, which is fine and mostly age-appropriate, while the older boy kept looking at stuff that was clearly not within his age range (though, to his credit, he acknowledged to his grandmother that they were not within his age range...didn't stop him from looking though). The little girl however, after picking out the newest issue of Mickey Mouse kept looking over at the super-hero books like her brothers. And she showed a definite interest in the super-hero books with female characters on the covers. Which is the pattern I've usually observed with little girls looking at super-hero comics--they want the ones with other girls on the covers. Unfortunately, given the way our shelves are arranged and given her height, this meant that the only comics with women on them in her line of sight were Humankind and Witchblade...
If I had a general audience Supergirl book to sell, I'd have made that little girl's day.