COMIC Why are comics an all dude affair?

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  1. axio

    axio New Member

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    Everytime I walk into a LCBS I'm hit by a wave of manscent that you'd find only at a gangbang. A bunch of severely overweight/underweight dudes who haven't showered that week... and me, the underground comic book nerd.

    But if you go to B&N/Borders/etc the Manga section is packed by jailbait chicks.

    Why is there such a huge lack of chicks who are into American comics when honestly manga deals with the same things: overpowered characters, shitty storylines, etc.

    (I'm bored at an airport, f St Louis)
     
  2. pixie

    pixie on one wild ride :naughty:

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    I'm a chick... I've been going to my LCBS for 20+ years now :o

    You just go to the wrong comic book store? :mamoru:


    Actually when I go in I'm usually surrounded by boys, and sometimes they give me looks like "What the hell is a girl doing here" even after so long. :dunno:
     
  3. axio

    axio New Member

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    Point proven

    Plus, pics? :squint:
     
  4. pixie

    pixie on one wild ride :naughty:

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    lol

    I'm a smart girl, I don't post pics on OT :mamoru:


    crap... I looked at your profile... I've been collecting longer than you've been alive :o
     
  5. void

    void oh yeah?

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    snapples! :Ownedd:
     
  6. pixie

    pixie on one wild ride :naughty:

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    shit, you too...


    I'm gonna go get my walker :o
     
  7. gthesob

    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    Put a reading stand on it.
     
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    Trungtastic OT Supporter

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    jailbait chicks? The ones around here are overweight little asian girls
     
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    Trungtastic OT Supporter

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    And i've talked to I think one girl ever that could hold a conversation about comic books
     
  10. void

    void oh yeah?

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    i hate getting into comic book conversations...espically NOT in a comic book shop. the only conversation is who could kick wolverine's ass and what it would take to kill him. i mean, i love the character and all...but i could only carry on a serious conversation over comics with people making referances to something like Invincible to spider-man or nior books like sam noir or criminal. everything else is just like a pissing contest over who thinks who could put the nail into wolverine's coffin.
     
  11. pixie

    pixie on one wild ride :naughty:

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    not you, thank God

    :o
     
  12. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    squirrell girl could totally pwn wolverine :noes:
     
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    Jayzian Get Head

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    i'll take either one
     
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    amalgamas OT Supporter

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    Nearly half the 12 person staff at my local shop are female, including one of the owners, and they are the only girls/women I ever see in there. I think the whole reason for it is that it's so hard to catch up with the main line series (ff, x-men, dd, hulk, batman, supes, etc), as opposed to manga where they can literally buy the first volume in the same purchase as the 26th.

    That and with manga you can usually expect next to no change in the art, character plot-line, and depth of story throughout the entire story. I mean come on, how many retcon's has a single original x-man gone through since the beginning?
     
  15. pixie

    pixie on one wild ride :naughty:

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    Bullshit... it's no harder for a girl to pick up on a story than a guy :ugh:


    The reason is because there is a sterotype of comics being a "guy" thing. I am so glad I never believed that. Sadly, way to many girls out there think its true... just like, I'm sure, most of you males wouldn't want to take up knitting because it's seen as a "Girl" thing.
     
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    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    you do realize otcc is full of homosexuals right?

    we love knitting... :mamoru:
     
  17. pixie

    pixie on one wild ride :naughty:

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    .... I've been reading it non-stop since I got back to OT....

    I knew I was missing something :o


    and your Emma Frost thread (not the emma/felicity one) fooled me I think.

    :wiggle:
     
  18. WynneChester

    WynneChester you're under fuck off for grand fuckin' offin'!

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    Half the time the letters written in to Deadpool are girls being like OMG LIEK I AM TOTALLY A GURL WHO LIEKS DEADPOOL BUT I AM LIEK THE ONLIEST GIRL, K? LOL
     
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    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    it's a front.. :coolugh:
     
  20. amalgamas

    amalgamas OT Supporter

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    You're right it isn't, but it also requires effort, which most girls aren't willing to put into actually learning it all.

    Truthfully I would love it if more girls got into comics, my current g/f will go through twenty volumes of a manga series that centers around a fucking detective agency, but won't touch a comic of similar nature (x-factor investigations) simply because she would have to go through the process of learning about jamie madrox or rahne sinclair.

    I was lucky to get her to read transmetropolitan, and that only worked because I had all 60 issues readily available and there was no back story to learn.
     
  21. pixie

    pixie on one wild ride :naughty:

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    That's just lazy reading... I can't get my hubby to read any of mine either :dunno: it's no harder than coming into a TV series the second season or something.
     
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    Which is how most girl's approach comic reading (if they don't scorn it outright). Which is too bad, cause I think a lot of them would actually enjoy it.
     
  23. siniquezu

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    you know you like it. :o
     
  24. gthesob

    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    What, I'm the only one older than you?

    I can't knit, but I can machine sew far better than most guys. In my family it was "do it yourself 'cause no one else will do it for you" so I started using it as a kid and eventually I ended up doing upholstery for a while.
     
  25. pixie

    pixie on one wild ride :naughty:

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    No, I'm still older than you... You were just born before I started collecting comics :o


    That's how my mom taught me to braid my own hair :rofl: and I hated it for her.
     

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