is a protracted past due tribute to the outstanding combating women whose attractiveness and bravado brighten the pages of your favourite comics.”—STAN LEE
“A considerate, complete historical past of girls in comics . . . The Supergirls gleefully celebrates the medium itself, in all its goofy, wonderful excess.” —NPR “Best 5 Books To percentage along with your associates” citation
“Sharp and lively—and simply obsessive adequate approximately ladies who put on capes and boots to be cool yet no longer creepy. [Madrid] sincerely loves these items. And he is sufficient of a historian so one can hint the ways that the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society's ever-changing emotions approximately ladies and sex.” —Entertainment Weekly
Has ask yourself lady hit the comedian ebook glass ceiling? Is that the single competition that even her Amazonian power can’t defeat? pleasing and informative, The Supergirls explores iconic superheroines and what it capacity for the tradition after they do every thing the superhero does, in simple terms in thongs and excessive heels.
This much-needed substitute heritage of yank comedian e-book icons—from ask yourself girl to Supergirl and beyond—delves into the place those crime-fighting women slot in pop culture and why, and what their tales say in regards to the function of girls in society from their construction to now, and into the future.
Mike Madrid is the writer of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: misplaced Heroines of Golden Age Comics (forthcoming from Exterminating Angel Press in October 2013) and The Supergirls: type, Feminism, fable, and the background of comedian ebook Heroines, an NPR “Best e-book To percentage together with your neighbors” and American Library organization Amelia Bloomer undertaking awesome publication. Madrid, a San Francisco local and lifetime fan of comedian books and pop culture, additionally seems within the documentary Wonder girls! The Untold tale of yank Superheroines.