Groo is geared for simple-minded idiots like you and me...
On Tue, 28 May 1996, Eric Chun wrote:
> John Byrne said that he never used to read "Wonder Woman" comics because
> it was considered a "girls" comic. (He draws "Wonder Woman" comics now.)
> Maybe there's more comic titles geared for guys then girls. Wonder what
> Groo is geared for? It seems to be geared for jokes! But, maybe it's
> geared for Rufferto. He gets to be on the front cover, the inside pages,
> AND the back cover!
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> I asked:
> >> I was just wondering how many of us deluded fans of Groo are female. So,
> is >>the vast majority of Groopies really male? And if so, why? Any answers
> or >>theories out there?
> Ruben answered:
> >I think it has more to do with why are the majority of comic book
> >readers *in general* male. Historically, comic books, IMHO, have been
> >male-oriented. Back in the day of The Lone Ranger and other westerns
> >then through Superman and other heroes, the appeal and market has been
> >predominantly for boys/males/men. Since Groo cuts a relatively small
> >peice of the comic market pie, the proportion of female readers would
> >also be cut to a fairly small number. But, I have seen letters in the
> >Letters Page that were written by females -- so don't feel that you're
> >alone. . . . :-} Also, the fact that a large majority of computer users
> >are male would accentuate the fact that there are very few female Groo
> >fans on the Internet. Or so *I* think, anyway.
> Yeah, that's what I was thinking too.
> >[snip] ...Explaining *why* comic readers and computer users are
> >predominantly male is a whole other kettle of fish -- but I'll give you a
> >hint as to what i think: parental stereotyping, genetics, and cheese dip!
> And mulch, whatever that is.
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