tyler cohen Posted almost 3 years ago Can fictional superheroes provide positive role models in children’s lives? I agree with Blake (and bravo to you for being such an engaged father to two girls!). It is a misconception that the readers are dominantly boys. In non-mainstream there are a plethora of female readers (look at the huge female audience for manga) and creators. But female creators are not being hired, nor a female audience considered. I think that this population of readership has been shaped by what's available and the lack of welcome or intent toward female audience. I have a daughter who loves adventure and action, but, again, it's hard to find sources.