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The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen

Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History

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A woman's place is saving the universe.
Think comic books can’t feature strong female protagonists? Think again! In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen 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. This spectacular sisterhood includes costumed crimebusters like Miss Fury, super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, sci-fi pioneers like Gale Allen, and even kid troublemakers like Little Lulu. 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.

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 30, 2017 – Comic book heroines have come a long way and not always by the expected routes, as Nicholson, founder of Bedside Press, traces in this informative and entertaining encyclopedia of female characters in comics. Moving decade by decade, Nicholson who admits in the introduction that her survey is far from definitive, and reminds readers that one of the reasons to follow the progress of female characters is that they're often more interesting than their male counterparts acquaints readers with names both new and commonplace. Only diehard comics fans will likely know the exploits of, say, Ultra Violet, a "bobby-soxer with the ability to shape-change into her wildest fantasies," first seen in 1947, or 1985's Sindi Shade, who "is trying to commit the greatest crime of all: checking out a library book." But Nicholson makes even the relative unknowns sound as fascinating as that familiar Amazonian warrior, Wonder Woman (who, for trivia nerds, first appeared in DC's All Star Comics #8 in 1941, in a decade Nicholson calls the Golden Age of comics). Since superheroes, female and otherwise, permeate so much of our current culture, it's a real treat to get such rich history of how characters such as Carol "Ms. Marvel" Danvers emerged and evolved, and Nicholson is a trustworthy, knowledgeable guide.
The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen
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  • $14.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Graphic Novels
  • Published: May 02, 2017
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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