The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen

The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen

Awesome Female Characters From Comic Book History

Book - 2017
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"Meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who've populated comic books from the very beginning. 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. Hope 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)."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Philadelphia :, Quirk Books,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781594749483
Branch Call Number: 741.59 Nic
Characteristics: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm


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Jan 14, 2019

A few good illustrations, mostly text

letstakeashelfie 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.

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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