I would say that Tobey Maguire made it okay for a nerd to be depicted as Spiderman, but, what would Batman be without those Abs? Superheroes were conceptualized, drawn, inked and the stories written predominately, if not exclusively, by men. Of course the female costumes were sexy, targeting the pubescent male audience. I remember visiting a female cousin’s house and wanted to see some comic books and all she had was the likes of “Archie”, “Ginger”, “Little Orphan Annie”, etc. I was hugely disappointed.

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