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Think comic books can’t feature strong female protagonists? Think again! Here you’ll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who’ve populated comic books from the very beginning. And all from a woman's viewpoint, written by editor/publisher/writer Hope Nicholson (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Brok Windsor, The Polka-Dot Pirate) who offers an entirely new take on heroines of comics in a very handsomely produced hardcover.
This spectacular sisterhood includes costumed crimebusters like Miss Fury, super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, sci-fi pioneers like Gale Allen (Planet Comics), and even kid troublemakers like Little Lulu. Plus Barbarella, the heroines of Love and Rockets, Ms. Tree, Pussycat by Wally Wood), Firehair, Dazzler. Hope looks at one decade at a time, complete with Essential Reading and a snap synopsis of each character she examines. Profusely illustrated, of course.
Beautifully presented with a acetate dust wrapper, which is clear in parts and printed in color elsewhere, inviting you to flip it back and see dozens of cool full color panels, printed on the hardcover itself.
With vintage art, publication details, a decade-by-decade survey of industry trends and women’s roles in comics, and spotlights on iconic favorites like Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel, The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen proves that not only do strong female protagonists belong in comics, they’ve always been there.
- Additional Information
Item Code SPECSH Publisher Quirk Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781594749483 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x9 # Pages 240pg Color Partial Color
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