I’ve read comic books since I was old enough to read. The tales of super heroes have always fascinated and enthralled me. It is a pleasure I am glad to share with my son.
But today, my daughter wanted a graphic novel. And I was struck by how much the comic book industry has failed little girls. There were two options with female heroines: a Cat woman novel in which she fights thugs in her lingerie on the opening page, and a thirty dollar Wonder Woman hardback filled with more bloodshed than a Frank Miller novel.
In short, there was nothing appropriate for a seven year old girl, and that disappoints me greatly.