Star Wars Macarons
Super BFF Series
Created by Dennis Salvatier
The long and the short of it is… because they do. Let’s explore that thought a bit with some actual research, hm?
My 6-year-old daughter loves comics and superheroes and ninjas and dragons and robots and “awesome stuff”. She likes pink and dresses and her long pretty hair and sparkly things and Batman. She doesn’t make a distinction between female superheroes and male superheroes. To her they are all just superheroes and all equally awesome. Except Batman. No one is awesomer than Batman. Her love for them as strong as any of the self appointed geek police. It’s actually stronger because it is pure and joyful, not embittered and possessive. It bums me out to no end that someday she is going to run into these sad pricks that will tell her she can’t be a real fan because she’s a girl. It bums me that these creators can’t conceive that someone like her exists. It bums me out that as soon as she is old enough to see and understand all the ways the fanboy industrial complex could give less than two shits about someone who has loved superheroes since she first saw Spiderman swing across her TV at 3-years-old she might stop loving comics and superheroes. Their loss.