Vixens, Vamps & Vipers

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Pub Date: 10/07/2014

Pages: 240

Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press

Imprint: Exterminating Angel Press

ISBN 13: 9781935259275

ISBN 10: 193525927X

Price: $16.95 / $22.99 CAN

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Anthologies

Vixens, Vamps & Vipers

By Mike Madrid, William Kuskin

Price: $16.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

“Mike Madrid is doing God’s work. . . . mak[ing] accessible a lost, heady land of female adventure.” —ComicsAlliance

Between the covers of Vixens, Vamps & Vipers, fans will rediscover the original bad girls of comics—as fierce and full of surprises as they were when the comic book industry was born. From murderous Madame Doom to He-She, dubbed by io9 as “the most unsung comic book villain ever,” Mike Madrid resurrects twenty-two glorious evildoers in fully reproduced comics and explores the ways they both transcend and become ensnared in a web of cultural stereotypes.

Among the deadly femme fatales, ruthless jungle queens, devious secret agents, double-dealing criminal masterminds, and gender-bending con artists are some of the very first women of color in comics. These women may have been overlooked in the annals of history, but—like their superheroine counterparts in Divas, Dames & Daredevils—their influence, on popular culture and the archenemies that thrill us today, is unmistakable.

Mike Madrid is the author of Divas, Dames & Daredevils, a ComicsAlliance and ComicsBlend Best Book of the Year, and The Supergirls, an NPR “Best Book To Share With Your Friends” and American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project Notable Book. A San Francisco native and lifelong fan of comic books and popular culture, Madrid also appears in the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.

About the Book

A rogue’s gallery of the most glamorous and dastardly villainesses in Golden Age comics.