Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The return of Bunty?


This kinda harks back to a previous post or two I did about girls' comics.(They're a good read. the posts, I mean. Not girls' comics. Some of the most interesting comments I've ever received were from those posts. Not much competition, I know, especially these days,with 'many have machines not insuranced'...)It seems that DC is introducing a new comics line for teenage girls. DC's plans are outlined here. Anything that brings in more readers is a good thing, I suppose, but my teenage daughter reads Ultimate Spider-man and Ultimate X-Men. It's probably because she's the daughter of a nerd.
Why is it, though, that through the horrible puberty years, girls want to read about other girls going through the same shit? The boys that do read tend to want to escape the life of wanking and spots. Well, in the fiction they read, anyway.

8 comments:

Clive_Evil_C said...

Is it wrong I'm pissing myself laughing at the picture?

What a cruel Aunt.

Jemima said...

Stop laughing. The pain of every character in Bunty style comics is not to be mocked. Ballet, suffering in dignity and horses rock!!!

mick said...

Selfish little bitch. Demanding she has the ballet on when her aunt, who has very kindly taken her in and given her a roof over her head,wants to watch the hour-long Emmerdale special. Ballets are on all the time, but the village only blows up once a decade!

bb said...

this is just shameless comments hawking!

DanProject76 said...

I am getting rather sick of all the 'Retro Annuals' of old comics that are out for Christmas. Not seen a Bunty one yet though. Phew.

DC's Minx line seems interesting.

mick said...

bb: Shameless? Me?! I'm ashamed at least 80% of the time!

Dan: The retro annuals were quite a nice idea at first, but there's loads of them now, and it's sad that a lot of these comics are no longer with us, we just look back on them with nostalgia. Except Bunty.

Jemima said...

Bunty was FUCKING FANTASTIC, loser.

mick said...

You know in your heart-of-hearts it was a pile of shite.