DC Comics goes after girls


The New York Times recently covered DC Comics’ plan to launch a new line of comic books aimed at an underserved population: teenage girls. DC Comics, you may remember, announced last summer that their new Batwoman would be a lesbian.

DC’s new venture is a line of graphic novels called Minx, which will include tales about a London party girl-turned-girl detective as well as a Korean-American teen who, according to the NYT, “enjoys martial arts.” Minx’s first release will be The P.L.A.I.N. Janes by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Jim Rugg; it follows the story of transfer student Jane who starts an activist campaign called People Loving Art in Neighborhoods.

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My sole experience with comic books was reading the Archie series as a kid (yes, I was more interested in the Betty and Veronica characters than Archie), and this sounds like a great idea. Can I request a comic book about the hot teen lesbian daughter of a rock star who falls for the cute new girl in school? Oh wait, that’s South of Nowhere (which, incidentally, I finally watched — both Seasons 1 and 2 — over the holiday, and yes, I’m hooked).

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