As a child that grew up in the 90's there were many great cartoon to watch, (am I right) They was, Power Rangers, Rugrats, Doug, Rocko's Modern Life, and Ren & Stimpy just to name a few.
Oh? Did I forget to mention Spiderman, Xmen, Superman, & of course Batman: the Animated Series!
Before I continue, I like to add I've been a fan since 1989's Batman (the movie) thanks to my parents being fans of the Dark Knight and love going to the theaters.
But what really made me a fan was the 92 cartoon series.
Coming home from school to see this fine piece of art, playing with their McDonald's Happy Meal toys, (who remembers those?) Which my mom had to tell the cashier that she, (me) wanted the "boy" toy.
If you haven't noticed I grew up as a tomboy.
At the time, girls got the Barbie dolls, (which I dreaded) and boys got (for me, the cooler stuff) e.g. Batman stuff.
What am I getting at?
Well, here. For me as a girl, not many others, (where I grew up at lease) didn't have much female friends, mostly guys growing up because of similar interest. I had no problem with this. To this day I still do. Lol!
But years gone by and comic book movies especially with Marvel are being made. I am like cool! (not really, okay maybe)
A little side note: I did see Batman & Robin in theaters when it came out. The only good thing about it that I've became a Clooney fan, (a little crush, but I wouldn't said it at the time)
Moving on with it: comic books is still labeled as a guy thing by girls in late 90's early 00's? Well, Marvel cast some good looking men like Hugh Jackman, Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck for their characters X-Men, Spiderman, and Daredevil.
I won't mention, The Punisher because I was disappointed (besides the soundtrack) & he is one of my favorites!
But yea, other than that I didn't care, I just wanted to see the heroes I grew up watching & reading.
But was this a ploy to bring females, (as well some men) into the comic book world?
But hey, if it brings fans. Yay! I just hope for it's more than eye candy. I know it may seem sexiest or whatever, but maybe I didn't have the "eye candy" to go by growing up but simply by cartoons not caring if it was label for "boys" I go by what I like(d). Call me a rebel and or tomboy, but I don't see comic books for just one gender, but for both. Even those who are agender .
Marvel is doing a very good job with, Agent Carter is a fine example you don't need a pretty boy to have a great superhero show, but to show a woman can kick some ass just as well, (or even better) than a guy can. Captain Marvel is another example, but I won't go on with this since little is known about this upcoming project.
Please note, Elektra IS not worth mentioning.
Now DC Comics is seeing that, (about damn time) and marketing stuff for women, (even though I still think comic book heroes & heroines should be an agender product). Now with a Supergirl, (hopefully better than the movie) show coming out and quite possible another spinoff from CW is another female hero by the name of, Vixen .
but if this is DC's way showcasing an almost no name heroine like Peggy Carter then I am in this.