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The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History

Category: Book
By (author): Nicholson, Hope
Series: Comic Book History
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Contemporary Women
  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes
  LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels
  WEIRD / Graphic Novels
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: May 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 9.00in x 7.00in
Our Price:
$ 26.95
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From The Publisher*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.
Biographical NoteHope Nicholson is the owner and founder of Bedside Press, specializing in archival and anthology comics collections such as Moonshot (a collection of Inuit, Metis, and First Nations comic book stories) and The Secret Loves of Geek Girls (an all-female comic and text anthology of true stories of geeky love). She's a consulting editor for Margaret Atwood's Angel Catbird (Dark Horse Comics, 2016). She's been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press, Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail, ComicsAlliance.com, BleedingCool.com, and io9.com, and is a frequent speaker on women in fandom, comic book history, and self-publishing at conventions and other events.