The misguided attempt on the part of the New York Times Book Review
to illuminate the "newfound" connection between comic books and women that started with DC's brave new Minx world
* continues here
. How could this article to be so utterly devoid of genuine historical grounding?!!!
(Okay, so female mangaka are huge. How 'bout explaining why?) After all, I'm sure the Times readers are just DYING to know all about CLAMP... They ought to stick to their strengths--not to mention their demographic.
Oh, and QUICKLY: Name the heroine of Sailor Moon
*wanders off to die before it gets any worse*
*I'm fast becoming convinced that the comic book industry is incapable of learning from the mistakes of others. Raise your hand if you remember how quickly the publisher now called TOKYOPOP axed their "Chix Comix" line (AND the Mixx Entertainment name along with it).
**HINT: Neither the Japanese nor US editions of the manga ever called her "Serena."