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Soo Avengers movie. YAY AWESOME, right? With all the fandom hoopla over the movie, it surprises me that a lot of females [in general] don't read the comics. Instead they tend to write fanfiction, which is awesome and fun, of course, but like, the amount of fanfic-worthy moments in the actual source material is ridonkulous, and yet still I only sell Cap comics and Iron Man comics and such to boys at the store, it seems.

If you're a fangirl/female reading this-- what is it about the Avengers movies that you find more appealing than comic books? Is it the actors?

Oh, and to clarify, I LOOOOVE the movies, and I'm in love with Chris Evans' Captain America, so I'm not being judgemental. ;)



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May. 18th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
I think a lot of it has to do with the kinds of things I was interested in as a kid. The only comic book I read was Archie. Now I read the Buffy comics, but that's just because they're a continuation of the show. I think comic books are so heavily marketed towards boys and relatives will buy them for boys more than girls for birthdays and gift giving holidays. I remember being amazed by my cousin's comic book collection when I was a kid, but I felt no desire to have a collection of my own. One of my best friends is a girl comic book fan, though, so obviously it doesn't apply to all girls, but I think marketing and the grown ups in our lives when we were kids has a lot to do with it. Also, Archie comics don't really lend themselves to wanting to branch out comic book wise like something in the DC or Marvel 'verses would.
May. 19th, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
Hmm... that may be the case, seeing as my first exposure was when my dad brought me a Thor comic when I was sick. :)

How about NOW, though? Does interest in the movie make you curious about the comics?

I want to post this in an avengers comm but I'm afraid I'll get slapped, lol
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