They are happy to see new characters like Super Girl. "That's such good representation, I'm just so excited about it," said Holly. "Thor's a female now," added Cozy.
Their biggest gripe isn't at the convention, but at the toy store. "It's so demoralizing now to go look for Black Widow stuff, look for Agent Carter stuff, and look at the toy aisle and it's just filled with the boy stuff," said Holly.
At a major department store, she said, "they had more Red Skull action figures in the second Captain America than they had Black Widow, and he wasn't even in the movie."
Still, they love Comic-Con, love the culture, love the nerd lifestyle. "When you're living in rural Utah alone and nerdy, you feel like you're really alone," said Holly. "And then you come here and you don't feel like you're so alone."
"Nobody wants to come to Comic-Con and not have a good time," said Glanzer. "In 1978 when I walked through the doors, I've always been overweight, I've always been a geek and a nerd, but you know what? Nobody cared. I literally thought to myself, 'I've found my tribe.' These were people who got me when nobody else did."