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

By: Nicholson, HopePublisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781594749483; 1594749485Other title: Pre-publication title: Comic book history. 3Subject(s): Women superheroes | Women in popular culture | Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc.DDC classification: 741.59 | 741.53522 LOC classification: PN6714 | .N53 2017
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
Summary: "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."--Amazon.com
List(s) this item appears in: Women in Comics
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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

Includes bibliographical references and index

"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."--Amazon.com

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