The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen

The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen

Awesome Female Characters From Comic Book History

Book - 2017
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"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."
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781594749483
Branch Call Number: 741.5 Ni
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Comic book history. 3


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A rich history of the women in American comics, from Wonder Woman to Ms. Marvel.

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Jun 23, 2017

A great collection of superwomen that spans across half a century. Each of the highlighted characters are given a quick bio and blurb on their impact to comic book history.

samcmar Jun 12, 2017

Ever wanted to learn about how a lot of your favourite super heroines came to be? How about some more obscure heroic ladies who didn't stand the test of time? The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen is a book that explores icons of every decade, from 1930 onward. While it's missing a few key ladies (No Gamora?) I appreciate the intense about of detail and information that resides in this book. Plus it even talks about Canadian super heroines like THE WING!

Definitely a great read for those interested in the history and preservation of female comic book heroes.


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DanniOcean May 16, 2017

Sexual Content: examples of adult graphic novels included


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