By Mike Madrid, Maria Elena Buszek
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“Mike Madrid offers those forgotten superheroines their due. those 'lost' heroines at the moment are found—to the satisfaction of comedian e-book enthusiasts everywhere." —STAN LEE
Wonder lady, Mary wonder, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle governed the pages of comedian books within the Nineteen Forties, yet many different heroines of the WWII period were forgotten. via twenty-eight complete reproductions of classic Golden Age comics, Divas, Dames & Daredevils reintroduces their creative talents to mete out justice to Nazis, extraterrestrial beings, and evildoers of all kinds.
Each spine-tingling bankruptcy opens with Mike Madrid's insightful observation approximately heroines on the sunrise of the comedian publication and divulges a universe populated by way of notable women—superheroes, newshounds, galactic warriors, bold detectives, and ace fighter pilots—who safe the US and the area with wit and guile.
In those pages, lovers also will meet heroines with remarkable similarities to extra smooth superheroes, together with The Spider Queen, who deployed net shooters two decades prior to Spider guy, and Marga the Panther lady, whose feral instincts and sharp claws tore up the undesirable men lengthy sooner than Wolverine. those girls could have been neglected within the annals of heritage, yet their impact on pop culture, and the heroes we're enthusiastic about this present day, is unmistakable.
Mike Madrid is the writer of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: misplaced Heroines of Golden Age Comics and The Supergirls: style, Feminism, fable, and the historical past of comedian ebook Heroines, an NPR “Best publication To percentage together with your Friends" and American Library organization Amelia Bloomer venture remarkable ebook. Madrid, a San Francisco local and lifetime fan of comedian books and pop culture, additionally looks within the documentary ask yourself girls! The Untold tale of yankee Superheroines.
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