My 12-yr-old daughter started reading comics, and loves them. She fell in love with Nightcrawler from the X-Men movies. When it told her that in comics, he was dead, she said that was okay, she only would read old comics then, not any new ones.Oh, that's right, I'm female, and 'not their target demographic'
Such a shame, that is.
Mind you, I'd prefer she stay away from any new Marvel properties anyways.
But comics DO have a female demographic. They do.