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The spectacular sisterhood of superwomen : awesome female characters from comic book history

Author: Hope Nicholson
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hope Nicholson
ISBN: 9781594749483 1594749485
OCLC Number: 991528705
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The 1930s: birth of an industry --
The 1940s: the golden age --
The 1950s: comics code crackdown --
The 1960s: superheroes return --
The 1970s: underground comix rise --
The 1980s: black-and-white boom (and bust) --
The 1990s: "comics aren't just for kids" --
The 2000s: webcomics and comic-cons --
The 2010s: digital and diverse
Other Titles: Comic book history.
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This collection spotlights awesome female superheroes, detectives, gals-next-door, and other characters from the earliest comics to the present day. Complete with vintage art, publication details,  Read more...

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"An upbeat celebration of women in comics."--J.D. Biersdorfer, New York Times Book Review "A showcase for powerful women who range in sexuality, skin color, and spunk...this collection is an awesome Read more...

 
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