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Weasel07 Apr 2015 10:05 a.m. PST



Looks like the doomsday prophecies that female superheroes won't sell is largely bunk.
Makes basic sense too: Trying to get more customers means you have more customers.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Apr 2015 11:04 a.m. PST

I think the Thor thing is a bad example. It was one of those controversial things they did that sell comics. Like killing Superman. I wouldn't say that killing off all your main characters was a good way to sell things, necessarily, but it works once in a while because it is dramatic and/or controversial.

I'm not sure why this would be a big deal anyway. Female super heroes have been around forever. Supergirl, Powergirl, Storm, Susan Storm Richards, Huntress and on and on.

Hell Catwoman had her own movie years ago now. Wonder Woman had her own TV show in the 70s.

What is the news here?

goragrad07 Apr 2015 12:12 p.m. PST

See what sales are like in 6 months or a year.

As Pictors notes at the moment you have a novelty factor.

Ask Coca Cola about the success of changing a product to get new customers…

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Apr 2015 2:54 p.m. PST

Well … Soylent Green Coke now has an imitator …

We're a people company!

My take on it is if you just barf up doomsday prophecies all the time, eventually something will tank and then you look like you knew what you were talking about.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Apr 2015 4:31 p.m. PST

Also isn't Elektra one of Marvel's most popular characters?

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2015 8:50 p.m. PST

Catwoman was a terrible movie.

I love watching it.



Garand08 Apr 2015 2:35 p.m. PST

Dunno if I would say Elektra is one of marvel's most popular characters. I would rate ANY of the female characters in X-men as being more popular…IMHO…

I started reading the Thor reboot, and it's not bad. granted I've only gotten to Ish 2 so far (buying them as back issues), but I plan to continue for at least a little while…


The Gray Ghost09 Apr 2015 12:55 p.m. PST

it's just a stunt, now if they had rebooted The Dazzler then I might read it

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Apr 2015 4:43 p.m. PST

Elektra had her own title, she even had her own movie. I don't think any of the X-women got the latter.

Elektra has been in all of these:

Elektra Saga #1-4 (Marvel Comics, 1984) (drawn from previously published material)
Elektra: Assassin #1-8 (Marvel Comics, 1986, with Bill Sienkewicz)
Elektra Lives Again original graphic novel (Marvel Comics / Epic Comics, 1990)
Additional series[edit]
Elektra has also headlined the following series:

Elektra: Root of Evil #1-4 (Marvel Comics, 1995)
Elektra Megazine #1-2 (Marvel Comics, 1996, reprint series)
Elektra vol. 1, #1-19 (Marvel Comics, 19961998)
Elektra vol. 1, #-1 (Marvel Comics, 1997, "FlashBack Month" issue)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man / Elektra '98 Annual (Marvel Comics, 1998)
Elektra vol. 2, #1-35 (Marvel Comics / Marvel Knights, 20012004)
Issue 3 was recalled by Marvel due to featuring nude images of the character. An edited version was later reissued to retailers.
Elektra and Wolverine: The Redeemer #1-3 (Marvel Comics, 2002)
Elektra: Glimpse & Echo #1-4 (Marvel Comics / Marvel Knights, 2002)
Elektra: The Hand #1-5 (Marvel Comics, 2004)
Dark Reign: Elektra #1-5 (Marvel Comics, 2009)
Shadowland: Elektra one-shot (Marvel Comics, 2010)

I think Storm has a solo series coming out and Dazzler had her own series for a while. I guess there was a Kitty Pryde and Wolverine thing. I think Rogue also had a series of her own but it didn't seem to go for long.

DsGilbert22 Apr 2015 4:50 a.m. PST

I find it interesting that while the movies are doing well, they need to create "stunts' to still sell comics. Pretty much none of the comics match what is going on in the movies. If you took a kid to see a Thor movie and he wanted to get the comic book, he would be in for a surprise.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Apr 2015 9:41 p.m. PST

It is surprising. You would think the movies would be a giant advertisement for the comic books but comic books are doing far worse than they were in the 90s. They are selling something like 10% of what they were doing back then.

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