Why are the girls of DC so popular?

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#1 Posted by Rotten gun (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder woman, catwoman, supergirl, batgirl, at a guess im saying they are the most well known female comic characters to the general public... why is MARVEL so far behind? and who does marvel have to compare?

#2 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

cough because they are hot as hell cough

#3 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Marvel is trying to get Ms. Marvel into the spotlight, with her series and making her leader of the Mighty Avengers. Storm and Emma are the only 2 others that spring to my mind for major players since they both at one point led some group of X-Men. But really, Marvel is way behind on successful female characters...

#4 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Rotten gun says:

"Wonder woman, catwoman, supergirl, batgirl, at a guess im saying they are the most well known female comic characters to the general public... why is MARVEL so far behind? and who does marvel have to compare? "

thats an interesting question. i guess two of the three most recognized characters are superman and batman. so all the girls who have anything to do with them are well known.

#5 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"Rotten gun says:
"Wonder woman, catwoman, supergirl, batgirl, at a guess im saying they are the most well known female comic characters to the general public... why is MARVEL so far behind? and who does marvel have to compare? "

thats an interesting question. i guess two of the three most recognized characters are superman and batman. so all the girls who have anything to do with them are well known."

true

#6 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

Emma Frost, how can yall forget her on your list.

#7 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel

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Ms Marvel

Black Cat

Rogue

Jean Grey

Mary Jane

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#8 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

who does marvel have to compare ?

she hulk

ms.marvel

spiderwoman

elektra

blackcat

some of the girls from X-men

to name a few

#9 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

There was some contest a while back, Hottest Comic Girl and she was voted #1, out of all comics.

#10 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

you think she's popular? i think only xmen readers and a few others know her.

#11 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Andferne says:

"There was some contest a while back, Hottest Comic Girl and she was voted #1, out of all comics."

really? did they have pictures up for people to vote on or were people supposed to just pick the characters names without a pic?

#12 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

Andferne says:

"Emma Frost, how can yall forget her on your list."

i said some of the girls from x-men,she's in there

#13 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"thats an interesting question. i guess two of the three most recognized characters are superman and batman. so all the girls who have anything to do with them are well known."

Point.

I was going to say click the Browse and you'll see that Marvel women are the ones most looked but then I noticed something else. Marvel characters in general are the ones most looked at. I know the page views got messed up but I think it was that way before too. I forget it every now and then but CV has a lot of Marvel fans.

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#14 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Superwomen are superhot. That is all.

#15 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Andferne says:

"There was some contest a while back, Hottest Comic Girl and she was voted #1, out of all comics."

Emma Frost?

she's hot, but i wouldn't put her at no1

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#16 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah there was pics for each girl by thier names. I went on for months to voteing. There was a link to the site on one of these threads. But I do not know/remember which one.

#17 Posted by Rotten gun (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"Rotten gun says:
"Wonder woman, catwoman, supergirl, batgirl, at a guess im saying they are the most well known female comic characters to the general public... why is MARVEL so far behind? and who does marvel have to compare? "
thats an interesting question. i guess two of the three most recognized characters are superman and batman. so all the girls who have anything to do with them are well known."

yeah i think your right... but its not quite universal as spiderman has spiderwoman but the general person wouldn't know she existed.

has DC just marketed their women so much better through the years or does DC just have far better woman?

#18 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio

Rotten gun says:

"Apparition says:
"Rotten gun says:
"Wonder woman, catwoman, supergirl, batgirl, at a guess im saying they are the most well known female comic characters to the general public... why is MARVEL so far behind? and who does marvel have to compare? "
thats an interesting question. i guess two of the three most recognized characters are superman and batman. so all the girls who have anything to do with them are well known."

yeah i think your right... but its not quite universal as spiderman has spiderwoman but the general person wouldn't know she existed.

has DC just marketed their women so much better through the years or does DC just have far better woman?"

DC's just done a better job. A woman is in their Big 3, and is super well known. When it come to counterparts, when I think of Spidey, I think the female equivalent is MJ.

#19 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Rotten gun says:

"Apparition says:
"Rotten gun says:
"Wonder woman, catwoman, supergirl, batgirl, at a guess im saying they are the most well known female comic characters to the general public... why is MARVEL so far behind? and who does marvel have to compare? "
thats an interesting question. i guess two of the three most recognized characters are superman and batman. so all the girls who have anything to do with them are well known."
yeah i think your right... but its not quite universal as spiderman has spiderwoman but the general person wouldn't know she existed. has DC just marketed their women so much better through the years or does DC just have far better woman?"

spiderwoman isnt in the tv shows, movies or even the comics much with spiderman. people would know mary jane and black cat. they're probably two of the most popular female marvel characters.

#20 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Buckshot says:

"Apparition says:
" thats an interesting question. i guess two of the three most recognized characters are superman and batman. so all the girls who have anything to do with them are well known."
Point. I was going to say click the Browse and you'll see that Marvel women are the ones most looked but then I noticed something else. Marvel characters in general are the ones most looked at. I know the page views got messed up but I think it was that way before too. I forget it every now and then but CV has a lot of Marvel fans."

it does seem like more people know marvel than dc here. does marvel outsell dc?

#21 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Posted by The_MVPs (84693 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"Buckshot says:
"Apparition says:
" thats an interesting question. i guess two of the three most recognized characters are superman and batman. so all the girls who have anything to do with them are well known."
Point. I was going to say click the Browse and you'll see that Marvel women are the ones most looked but then I noticed something else. Marvel characters in general are the ones most looked at. I know the page views got messed up but I think it was that way before too. I forget it every now and then but CV has a lot of Marvel fans."

it does seem like more people know marvel than dc here. does marvel outsell dc?"

Methos made a thread about this. It was awhile ago but I believe it said DC passed Marvel for the first time in 5 years or something (0'7)

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#23 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"it does seem like more people know marvel than dc here. does marvel outsell dc?"

for 80% of last year it did... DC only pulled ahead in the last 11 weeks...

but yeah, there are a lot more Marvel fans here than DC fans

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#24 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"Apparition says:
"it does seem like more people know marvel than dc here. does marvel outsell dc?"
for 80% of last year it did... DC only pulled ahead in the last 11 weeks... but yeah, there are a lot more Marvel fans here than DC fans M "

wow i wouldnt have guessed that marvel was ahead so much.

#25 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"Apparition says:
"Buckshot says:
"Apparition says:
" thats an interesting question. i guess two of the three most recognized characters are superman and batman. so all the girls who have anything to do with them are well known."
Point. I was going to say click the Browse and you'll see that Marvel women are the ones most looked but then I noticed something else. Marvel characters in general are the ones most looked at. I know the page views got messed up but I think it was that way before too. I forget it every now and then but CV has a lot of Marvel fans."
it does seem like more people know marvel than dc here. does marvel outsell dc?"
Methos made a thread about this. It was awhile ago but I believe it said DC passed Marvel for the first time in 5 years or something (0'7)"

there i go missing threads again :)

#26 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"wow i wouldnt have guessed that marvel was ahead so much."

yeah, overall Marvel does tend to outsell DC quite heavily...

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#27 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

i wonder why. did people explain why they thought it happened in your other thread methos?

#28 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

not really... but as i said, this is quite a Marvel heavy site...

i'll see if i can dig out the thread

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#29 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel just has a cooler name. Say it, Marvel.

#30 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

what does DC stand for ? i keep forgeting

#31 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

lol i guess it does roll off the tongue better than dc ;)

#32 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

T.J. Magnum says:

"what does DC stand for ? i keep forgeting"

Detective Comics

#33 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"T.J. Magnum says:
"what does DC stand for ? i keep forgeting"
Detective Comics"

well,we know who has the better name lol

#34 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"lol i guess it does roll off the tongue better than dc ;)"

Indubitably

#35 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

T.J. Magnum says:

"well,we know who has the better name lol"

yup... TopCow :p

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#36 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"T.J. Magnum says:
"well,we know who has the better name lol"
yup... TopCow :p M "

of course

#37 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"Apparition says:
"lol i guess it does roll off the tongue better than dc ;)"
Indubitably"

indubitably? been watching black and white movies? reading old novels? visiting someone in the old folks home?

#38 Posted by Rotten gun (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

Fabulishous! do i sound smart? thats the biggest word i know and fabulosity
Post Edited:2008-02-10 23:38:10

#39 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"Donnieman v5.1 says:
"Apparition says:
"lol i guess it does roll off the tongue better than dc ;)"
Indubitably"

indubitably? been watching black and white movies? reading old novels? visiting someone in the old folks home?"

Nope, I just wanna sound smart.

#40 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"Apparition says:
"Donnieman v5.1 says:
"Apparition says:
"lol i guess it does roll off the tongue better than dc ;)"
Indubitably"
indubitably? been watching black and white movies? reading old novels? visiting someone in the old folks home?"
Nope, I just wanna sound smart."

lol very nice. i'll have to try that. its a capital idea! simply capital! quite.

#41 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"lol very nice. i'll have to try that. its a capital idea! simply capital! quite."

Lol, wow App.

#42 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"Apparition says:
"lol very nice. i'll have to try that. its a capital idea! simply capital! quite."
Lol, wow App."

see how smart i seem?

#43 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"Donnieman v5.1 says:
"Apparition says:
"lol very nice. i'll have to try that. its a capital idea! simply capital! quite."
Lol, wow App."

see how smart i seem?"

Blasphemy.

#44 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say that while Marvel is steadily outselling DC, DC characters are more worldly recognized...

i admit i'm more a DC fan that Marvel, but to me both companies are doing well for themselves in the comic book business, these next few years will be really interesting as DC brings more of it's 'heavy hitters' into the movie mainstream and fully integrates Wildstorm into it's mainstream universe.

I'll be watching the international sales figures very closely, especially with some of the major storylines from DC coming up, i wouldn't be surprised if DC comes out ontop in the next few years...

M

#45 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm guessing for comic fans Marvel does well. But when it comes to non comic fans they probably know more of Dc women. What I mean is that Dc characters are like Legends to them. All of them know and heard of them. Yea, a lot of people knew marvel but growing up, I only knew a couple of marvel characters, but knew more dc characters. That probably because of the shows but I knew more of them then marvel. Like in the avenger/jla crossover when I saw the marvel character finally meet the dc characters, I looked at the dc guys and the first thing came in my head were, Legends. But this is just an opinion.

#46 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

When I hear Marvel the first thing that pops into my head are ALL of the X-Men, including the women. Probably just because I grew up watching the cartoon...

#47 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"Apparition says:
"Donnieman v5.1 says:
"Apparition says:
"lol very nice. i'll have to try that. its a capital idea! simply capital! quite."
Lol, wow App."
see how smart i seem?"
Blasphemy."

lol

Methos says:

"I'd say that while Marvel is steadily outselling DC, DC characters are more worldly recognized... i admit i'm more a DC fan that Marvel, but to me both companies are doing well for themselves in the comic book business, these next few years will be really interesting as DC brings more of it's 'heavy hitters' into the movie mainstream and fully integrates Wildstorm into it's mainstream universe. I'll be watching the international sales figures very closely, especially with some of the major storylines from DC coming up, i wouldn't be surprised if DC comes out ontop in the next few years... M"

well i'll be watching the movies.

Copy says:

"I'm guessing for comic fans Marvel does well. But when it comes to non comic fans they probably know more of Dc women. What I mean is that Dc characters are like Legends to them. All of them know and heard of them. Yea, a lot of people knew marvel but growing up, I only knew a couple of marvel characters, but knew more dc characters. That probably because of the shows but I knew more of them then marvel. Like in the avenger/jla crossover when I saw the marvel character finally meet the dc characters, I looked at the dc guys and the first thing came in my head were, Legends. But this is just an opinion."

good point spidey

#48 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"...fully integrates Wildstorm into it's mainstream universe.M"

NO!!!

All my favorite Wildstorm titles (Sleeper, Wildcats 3.0, Team Achilles, Authority, Stormwatch, Planetary, etc) were uniquely Wildstorm and happened in their own universe. Let's keep it that way.

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#49 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

sorry Buckshot... the Multiverse can't last forever... we know that from history in the DCU lol

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#50 Posted by Ms. Invisible (3292 posts) - - Show Bio

Rotten gun says:

"Wonder woman, catwoman, supergirl, batgirl, at a guess im saying they are the most well known female comic characters to the general public... why is MARVEL so far behind? and who does marvel have to compare? "

It could be that Marvel camemuch later. I've also read that Marvel began spotlighting their female characters much later than DC. But Buckshot does bring up a point about the female Marvel characters having more page views than the ones from DC.

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