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So we've already figured out exactly why Saga is so popular with the female demographic, now let's try to figure out now why Hellboy is as well

Saga kind of makes sense, but I can't even begin to make sense of what girls find appealing in Mignola's baby
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>>78997219
HE GOT A GUN
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>>78997219
Maybe because it's a good comic?

Female comic readers by definition are socially different from a general average female, so making up some faulty demographics seems useless

I guess if going purely by physicality than most females share higher amounts of estrogen which generally make you more sentimental. Hellboy got feels, so theyre you go anon, here's your scientifically proven answer
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>>78997451
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>>78997219
Because its a good comic.
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>>78997219
I like it, but I drink with skeletons.
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>>78997219
>women are so fundamentally different from men that share have zero overlap in taste, they can only like the same thing for different reasons
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>>78997219
Females likes Hellboy? Where is the sauce of that?
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Because women are lazy and stupid, and Mignola's terrible comic is the only way they can learn some folklore because they barely know how to google anything.
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>>78998540
females do enjoy things for different reasons though
men and women are different, are wired different, and it isn't bad that they are different
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>>78998564
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>>78997219
...are the Hellboy comics popular? Don't they only sell around 10000copies of each issue?
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>>78997219
>I can't even begin to make sense of what girls find appealing in Mignola's baby

He's ripped, shirtless, has cool facial hair, fights monsters, and loves pancakes. Basically the perfect husbando.
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>>78998612
>it isn't bad that they are different
Stop this sugarcoating patronizing bullshit. It is bad because women are inferior.
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>>78998620
No anon, don't feed the baito.
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Hellboy is popular because it has two movies. Most readers of American comics (/co/ included) have no interest in comics without a connection to television shows or movies.

And even then it's only "popular". The last issue of Saga sold 51k, the last issue of Hellboy sold 12k. The last Saga TPB sold 44k, the last Hellboy TPB sold 3k.
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>>78998633
Popular enough to get those huge Library Editions
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>>78997219
A real quick Saga related post

Can anybody give me a quick pitch of why should I read it? Someone told me to read it coz it has "good sci fi ", but it was an obvious bullshit from a couple of first pages. Then there was a super cliché "two lovers from nations at war " thing and I stopped reading
Is there something good further down the line?
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>>78999221
The villian, probably the only interesting character in the entire thing, is a prince of a species of humanoids with tvs for heads
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>>78999221
>Is there something good further down the line?

There's this great character called The Will, however after meeting him you'll just become upset that he isn't the protagonist and instead you have to deal with he cliche couple
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>>78999221
Spider Tits.
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>>78999292
>>78999344
Oh well
Does it at least not get too preachy? From what I read, I kinda got the "hey guys, did you know that race war is bad " vibe
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>>78999575
You pegged it perfectly you can stop reading.

As for Hellboy, I've never seen it particularly latched upon by the female demographic in the way Saga has been. Saga's 'notoriety' in this regard also is simply because a lot of newer comic readers are female.

Saga is "my first non-cape comic" to a T so that explains why it's so popular, it's entry level and not immediately awful. Just like Attack on Titan or Walking Dead, one sees this all the time.

Hellboy's got a loyal fan base because it's built to treat fans well. A tight, shared universe with timeline-hopping story potential and rigid continuity, as well as big name artistic contributors and an excellent strategy regarding collected editions.

Two different things, nothing related to genders having inherently different preferences or some bullshit.
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>>78999344
Basically every side character is more interesting than the lead couple. The fucking gay journalists who were on five pages are more engaging than them
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>>78999932
>and not immediately awful
>Just like Attack on Titan or Walking Dead
smug anime face.png
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>>78997219
Hellboy is popular with the ladies? Can I use that to hit on them?

"So, whaddaya think about that Ogdrua Jahad? Pretty huge, right?"
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>>78999292
"Villain". He's also super hot.

As for hellboy: easy to understand continuity, Hellboy is generally nice, and the cast is interesting.
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>>78998512
Why the peanuts?
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>>79000160
Hellboy allegedly smells like roasted peanuts.
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>>78998640
This. Bonus points for being played by pearlman in the movies, whose voice is god's gift to man.
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Hellboy is a wet dream for history and literature and forklore majors.
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>>78998442
this never gets old.
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>>78998512
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>>78998640
>Badboy with a heart of gold
>Loves his dad
>Goes to church
Forgot those
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>>79002586
those only apply to the movie
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>>79004058
He loved his adoptive dad in the comics, they fought but he was still pretty wrecked after he died.
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he drinks with skeletons
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>>79000081
Come on man. Walking Dead was readable at least until the end of the Prison arc.
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>>78998564
bait needs to be subtle, bro
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>>79004092
The happiest years of his life were traveling though England with the Professor in the 50's.
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theres is something in the storytelling of latinos or whatever you call them .
that appeals to the fantasies of women/girls
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>>78997451
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35lqo1FeJpI
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>>78999292
>prince robot the IV
>villain
MOOONIES LEAVE
RREEEEEEE
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>>79004113
from his experience most skeletons are stand up folks who invite you into their home or final resting place so you can share a tale and just air out your worries just regular folk who died somewhere along the line is all.
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>>79004113
Don't mess with me lady.
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>>78997530
>Female comic readers by definition are socially different from a general average female, so making up some faulty demographics seems useless

As is the male comic reader. Comic readers in general are weirdos with different tastes than the normies.
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>>79000149
>>79005027
He's objectively the bad guy
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>>79008325

he was only the bad guy because his father told him to hunt hazel, he hasn't been the bad guy for issues now.
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As a former mod for a one time very popular /x/ synchtube, chicks dig ghosts. Thats what it comes down to.

That room was 90% female. They love the paranormal and being freaked out.
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>>79008400
Ghosts are lame compared to the other things /x/ used to offer, girls are dumb
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>>78997451
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>>79008400
Did you make them post tits?
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>>79004113
>>79007271
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>>79010432
I can't imagine girls into spooky stuff having nice boobs
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>>79008400
You did a horrible job.
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>>78997219

The fact that it's very good?
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>>79008400
>a one time very popular /x/ synchtube

Was it the one that always played Sleepaway Camp and Beyond Belief; Fact or Fiction?

I loved that one
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Hellboy's not super popular these days, but it has a relatively dedicated fanbase. The spin offs don't even break 10k anymore
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>>78998555
Have you ever met a female fan that actually dislike Hellboy?
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>>79016266
That's a fucking shame, since it's remained pretty much one of the very best books on the market, even the majority of its spin offs. It's my absolute favorite comic. It deserves better sales and recognition for sure.
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>>79016501
They're the only books I read consistently anymore. Now Hellboy in Hell and Abe are ending, BPRD is going on a half year hiatus after #143, reallllllly hope their other books get a faster output
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>>79016266
It should have ended long ago
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