"What Are They Like, Those Comic Book Fans?" – Canada's CBC Asked In 1972…

An Action Comics #1 selling for $3500! Who would have thought?

"They always portray the women as a very limp-wristed kind of "Help! Help!", You know, "Superhero save me" And the superhero that is doing this is always a man, and te man is always portrayed as the big bronze triangle, broad shoulders, waist… you look at Wonder Woman and Supergirl . When they're not out saving the world, they're very worried about their boyfriends, you know, if I've got a boyfriend. When little girls or even little boys they all of a sudden get the idea this is important you have to be pretty, you have to have a man. Which is a very wrong idea."

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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