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New girl-friendly comic to hit stands 2011

This week DC announced a new title - with a difference. Boys, stay away from this one - it’s for girls only. Hot on the heels of Marvel’s “Year of Women” specials, which included titles such as the mini-series Her-Oes , DC is getting ready to launch the girl-friendly Capes and Cakes.  

"Girls aren’t as interested as guys in fights," Dan DiDio is quoted as saying. "They’re more interested in relationships, romances, emotional drama. We’re taking the focus off crime-fighting and putting it on the more everyday questions women face, like - how can you put on enough muscle to do your job but still fit into a size 10? How do you attract a guy when you have the strength of twelve men? How do you decide between vigilantism - and raising a family?"  

The series is set to be focused around a yet un-announced female superhero who runs a bakery as her day job. DiDio says that the main character will be “an old favorite - we’re really excited to have her back.” No writer or artist seems to be attached to the project, although rumors include Gail Simone, Mark Waid, and Ed Benes. However, DiDio did say that the comic was going to have a different aesthetic than most of DC’s outputs, and mentioned Supergirl’s new logo as being an inspiration. “We really want to say, guys, this one isn’t for you. You already have a lot of comics. This one’s just for the ladies.”

- LB

  1. alexzalben reblogged this from awyeahlongbox and added:
    The biggest problem with this as a joke is that I would 100% read a Mark Waid/Gail Simone written DCU book set in a bake...
  2. josephfrancismazzelloiii reblogged this from discowing and added:
    Oh God whatttt DC WHY
  3. kicontradiction reblogged this from cominatrix
  4. purgatori reblogged this from rimonish and added:
    Silly me, here I thought I already enjoyed comics! Like, it’s hard to be a girl. *headtilt*
  5. prplpen reblogged this from rimonish and added:
    I am boggled by the fact that they seem to be trying so hard to attract more female readers, yet missing the mark so...
  6. cominatrix reblogged this from rosalarian and added:
    >_< i dont understand why this stuff is so hard to understand. if you DONT make things just for girls and you make...
  7. illiterate reblogged this from rimonish and added:
    You know, this is frustrating - because there are women who really aren’t interested in fighting. Any time I say I love...
  8. rimonish reblogged this from felixitous-inactive and added:
    I must’ve misread the title. I thought it said ‘2011’. This reads like something from the 1950s.
  9. ecto-gammat reblogged this from awyeahlongbox and added:
    … wait. whut? DC. God. Capes and Cakes? Seriously? Come on, DC. I thought you’d be a little better than that. The last...
  10. frostythesnowbitch reblogged this from yamino and added:
    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? Did I get sucked into a black hole and it’s 1950 and GUH WHAT THE FUUUUUUCK
  11. ihavegoneintohiding reblogged this from rosalarian and added:
    Oh dear GOD. I love fights, and I could not care less about muscle building vs. fitting in a size 10. Bolded part above...
  12. tobyaudax reblogged this from rosalarian and added:
    I know of more girls that read and love Deadpool than I do guys. Hmmm. :D
  13. mellonikan reblogged this from cupkaty and added:
    I won’t read this unless my vision of Darkseid baking cookies becomes a reality.
  14. awyeahlongbox reblogged this from ladiesmakingcomics and added:
    AHAHAHA. Did you know, even when I was writing it I was thinking ACTUALLY I WOULD TOTALLY READ A COMIC ABOUT A SUPERHERO...
  15. fuckyeahlexluthor reblogged this from ladiesmakingcomics and added:
    Lex Luthor vs Big Barda + cakes. Yes.
  16. fullofwhoa reblogged this from ladiesmakingcomics and added:
    BIG BADRA. LEX LUTHOR. ONE BAKES CAKES. THE OTHER STEALS THEM. IT’S THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY! I would totally read that...
  17. ladiesmakingcomics reblogged this from fullofwhoa and added:
    THAT’S IT! DC, I know this was a joke started by our B’ox of Long, but I WANT THIS NOW. You will start a series where...
  18. nicthecleavagepriestess reblogged this from iandsharman and added:
    Burn it. Burn it with fire. This is as bad as what the gaming industry does. I am a woman. I am not some other species...
  19. foxkings reblogged this from rosalarian and added:
    Oh man, you caught me, DC! I am totally more interested in reading comics about looking good and attracting guys....
  20. thebombbag reblogged this from ragnell and added:
    I can’t believe that there’s anyone on this planet who could actually read this article
  21. t-iii reblogged this from iandsharman and added:
    I think facepalm sums this entire “news” story up completely…
  22. iandsharman reblogged this from awyeahlongbox and added:
    love of… I don’t even know where...begin with this. Really. *facepalm*
  23. ragnell reblogged this from awyeahlongbox and added:
    considerably more idiotic than they...past. I smell satire.
  24. felixitous-inactive reblogged this from rosalarian
  25. late-totheparty reblogged this from rosalarian and added:
    ^ could not agree more.
  26. rosalarian reblogged this from yamino and added:
    This is the opposite of a good idea. Sparkley Pony Romance Hour is not what you need to attract lady readers! There is a...
  27. cupkaty reblogged this from yamino and added:
    Double what.
  28. kaileighblue reblogged this from discowing and added:
    The comment rage is delicious.
  29. yamino reblogged this from discowing and added:
    What.
  30. the-nomad reblogged this from sailorwolfmoon and added:
    This is the part that got me XD “Girls aren’t as interested as guys in fights,” Dan DiDio is quoted as saying. “They’re...
  31. hotmath reblogged this from annlarimer and added:
    fake as hell (but fun to get mad about!)
  32. annlarimer reblogged this from adreamforthedead and added:
    bunch there for thinking...us, DC. *eyeroll*...Now informed...
  33. adreamforthedead reblogged this from sertetlen and added:
    Oh thank fuck, LB was trolling satirizing: “We’re taking the focus off crime-fighting and putting it on the more...
  34. brainvomit reblogged this from awyeahlongbox and added:
    ARE. YOU. FUCKING. KIDDING. ME.
  35. bigbardafree said: How are good looking men fighting crime in spandex NOT girl-friendly?!?!?!
  36. phiremangston reblogged this from phantomwise and added:
    Ex-squeeze me? I read my comics for the crime and the fights. You can have women in comics (and comics aimed at women)...
  37. chriscappuccino reblogged this from discowing and added:
    Uuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhh disagreeing entirely with DiDio in assuming girls aren’t interested in watching battles and war...
  38. wearewriteclub reblogged this from awyeahlongbox and added:
    All these attempts...make “girl comics” sound really stupid
  39. rgrbecket reblogged this from lionkate and added:
    ummmmm, what?
  40. ironicselfie reblogged this from discowing and added:
    Bahahaha comic satire.
  41. lionkate reblogged this from charmingpplincardigans and added:
    umm, pardon? why, of course that’s what i care about. not the actual crime fighting but the WHAT NOT TO WEAR aspect of...
  42. veeveevonvon reblogged this from discowing and added:
    what the actual fuck is this. comics should be for ass kicking. not gallons of estrogen. leave that to shojo mangakas.