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Author Madrid, Mike, author.

Title The supergirls : fashion, feminism, fantasy, and the history of comic book heroines / Mike Madrid.

Publication Info. [Ashland, Oregon] : Exterminating Angel Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    741.5973 MAD 2016    Available
Edition Revised & updated edition.
Description vii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
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Summary Comic book superheroines bend steel, travel across time and space, and wield the mighty forces of nature. These powerful females do everything that male heroes do. But they have to work their wonders in skirts and high heels. The Supergirls, a cultural history of comic book heroines, asks whether their world of fantasy is that different from our own. Are the stories of Wonder Woman's search for an identity or Batwoman's battle for equality also an alternative saga of the American woman?
Note Includes index.
Contents Author's note -- Introduction to the new edition -- Goddesses of tomorrow -- 1940s: a secret life -- The queen & the princess -- 1950s: the girlfriends -- Supergirl and the ballad of American youth -- 1960s: the modern world -- Girls together (outrageously) -- 1970s: sirens & suffragettes -- Wonder Woman's extreme makeovers -- 1980s: the dark road -- Sex and the single superheroine -- 1990s: the babe years -- Heroine chic -- 2000 and beyond: mother love?
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.
Women superheroes.
Heroines in literature.
Women heroes in art.
Feminism in literature.
Comic strip characters.
ISBN 1935259334

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