Comic Book Readers
Little girls read comics from the very beginning of their incarnation??
Further proof that the whole ‘Only guys read comic books’ thing has ALWAYS been bullshit…
Yeah, there were superhero comics specifically aimed towards girls because it was generally assumed girls read comics and would like to see themselves reflected back then- hence WW’s inception. Marston specifically created her to appeal to girls, feeling as long as little girls only saw femininity as a bad thing in their comics, they wouldn’t like themselves as girls.
There were actually tons of little girls writing into Wonder Woman’s early letter columns.
Much information can be gleaned from the letters pages of a comic. The original Golden Age Wonder Woman comics had no letters pages, but as late as the early 1960s, when Robert Kanigher was writing and editing the book, the letters page reveals the demographics of his readers. The April, 1962 issue contained letters from two girls and one boy, the May, 1963 issue had letters from five girls, and the October, 1964 letters page was another all-girl affair, with letters from five girls. Judging from their letters, the writers were all young, and they wrote to Wonder Woman herself, rather than to the writer or editor (in this case, the same person), as later, older male fans would do. In her letter from the 1963 issue, Linda Parson, from White Castle, La., wishes to actually visit Paradise Island:
When another reader begged you to take her to Paradise Island with you, you answered that Paradise Island is imaginary. Well, how about taking me on an imaginary trip there?
Another 1960’s letter from a little girl to Batman
You are cute but I am in love with Robin. I like to dress up like Robin. I put on my leotards, then my bathing suit, a towel and my pajama top. My towel looks like a cape.
I look a lot like Robin if you close your eyes.
Little girls always read comics, and wrote to them.
(These letters are quoted from these two essays)
(Source: denisebefore, via delirious-bitter-gardens)