It'd certainly come up during discussions about getting girls to read comics - even before manga storms in, here'd be a prominent example of some of the same people behind 2000AD doing it, So Why Can't Marvel Pull It Off?There's a very interesting potential effect on outside perspectives on the UK comic industry as well methinks.
The reason most of the homegrown stuff died is a perfect storm of:There just didn't seem to be as much stuff that was as readily accessible, which I guess is a consistent theme you've driven at throughout this series and beyond. What do you think, having done all this research? Is it other stuff pushing the homegrown comics - whether for boys, girls or otherwise - off the stands at the newsagents or is was it the internal machinations within the British comics business?
While not pushing any women out, there is an argument I've seen from IIRC Jenni Scott that Misty was one of the better-known girls' comics because it was the one boys in the day felt 'okay' admitting they readOf course, I could easily see a sort of bad time for a comic like that where it ends up snagging a predominantly male fanbase who decide the comic is "for" them.