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
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
>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.
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.
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?
>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
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.
Hellboy is a wet dream for history and literature and forklore majors.
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.
>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.
Hellboy's not super popular these days, but it has a relatively dedicated fanbase. The spin offs don't even break 10k anymore
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.
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