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SUPERGIRLS Fashion Feminism, Fantasy, and The History of Comic Book Heroines

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SUPERGIRLS Fashion Feminism, Fantasy, and The History of Comic Book Heroines

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Closeout Price! Revised & updated edition. By Mike Madrid. Mike Madrid is a champion of women in comics and an expert in Golden Age female characters. And now here is where it all began, as informative and entertaining as ever, in a revised and updated edition, including new illustrations and a new introduction, as well as an afterword bringing us up-to-date on what's happening with women in comics now. "Sharp and lively... trace[s] the ways in which the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society's ever-changing feelings about women and sex."—Entertainment Weekly.


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Mike Madrid is a champion of women in comics and an expert in Golden Age female characters. And now here is where it all began, as informative and entertaining as ever, in a revised and updated edition, including new illustrations and a new introduction, as well as an afterword bringing us up-to-date on what's happening with women in comics now. "Sharp and lively . . . trace[s] the ways in which the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society's ever-changing feelings about women and sex."—Entertainment Weekly.

Sparsely illustrated with a handful of classic covers, from Phantom Lady to Black Cat and Lady Luck.

Mike Madrid is the author of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics; Vixens, Vamps & Vipers: Lost Villainesses of Golden Age Comics; and the original The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, an NPR "Best Book To Share With Your Friends" and American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project Notable Book. A San Francisco native and lifelong fan of comic books and popular culture, Madrid also appears in the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines and is the illustrator of two of The History of Arcadia books: Lily the Silent and The Lizard Princess.

"Mike Madrid is doing God's work. . . . mak[ing] accessible a lost, heady land of female adventure." —ComicsAlliance

"A long overdue tribute to [those] fabulous fighting females..." —Stan Lee
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Item Code SUGF
Publisher Exterminating Angel
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781935259336
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x7
# Pages 330pg
Color Text/b&w
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