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From the trailblazing Wonder Woman of the 1940s to the edgy, power-driven comics series like Birds of Prey, meet the sexy ladies of DC Comics throughout the company's history. Famous contributing artists include Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Michael Turner, Darwyn Cooke, and dozens more! Also included are covers from other DC properties, such as the gritty fantasy graphic novels of Vertigo as well as cover girls from Wild Storm, Image, Helix, and America's Best Comics.
Explore and examine the evolution of the women of DC Comics. You will follow the 1942 introduction of DC Comics' most famous heroine, Wonder Woman, and her various incarnations up to the present day. Discover the creation of comic book spin-offs based on famous characters like Lois Lane. The recent wealth of fierce female-driven titles such as Supergirl, Promethea, Catwoman, and Batgirl, show a development in how we tell the stories of women. These complex female characters demanded to have their stories shown. DC Covergirls features women who prove their power in being both beautiful and strong.
Take a fun, smart, engaging look at the greatest super heroines of yesterday, today, and tomorrow! You will follow each heroine's story line as the issues of her cover art progress. You will learn of the development of your favorite super-girls as they transform into super-women in this tribute to crime-fighting females! A good mix of the old and new, such as Infantino/Anderson on the 1960s Batgirl's first appearance in Detective Comics; Supergirl's first 60s appearence and her many changes up to the present day; the various bat-girls, from Catwoman and Poison Ivy, to Harley Quinn.
Entire chapters examine the biggies: Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, Supergirl, and the Gotham Girls. Vertigo gets it own chapter, and it all climaxes with a look at the "New Generation" of today's characters. Handsomely laid out with lots of commentary to put all the artwork and covers into perspective.
Each cover is annotated with pub year, issue number, series, author, colorist, and art information for an in-depth survey of the series each comic was a part of.
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Item Code DCCHS Publisher Chartwell Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9780785834366 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 208pg Color Full Color
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