The Supergirls

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Pub Date: 10/11/2016

Pages: 336

Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press

Imprint: Exterminating Angel Press

ISBN 13: 9781935259336

ISBN 10: 1935259334

Price: $16.95 / $22.99 CAN

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes

The Supergirls

By Mike Madrid

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

"Sharp and lively . . . [Madrid] clearly loves this stuff. And he's enough of a historian to be able to trace the ways in which the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society's ever-changing feelings about women and sex."—Entertainment Weekly

"A long overdue tribute to [those] fabulous fighting females." —Stan Lee

Mike Madrid has become known as a champion of women in comics and as the expert in Golden Age female characters. And now here is where it all began, as informative and entertaining as ever, in a revised and updated edition, including new illustrations and a new introduction, as well as an afterword bringing us up-to-date on what's happening with women in comics now.

Mike Madrid is the author of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics; Vixens, Vamps & Vipers: Lost Villainesses of Golden Age Comics; and the original The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, 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 and is the illustrator of two of The History of Arcadia books: Lily the Silent and The Lizard Princess.

About the Book

The classic alternative history of American comic book superheroines, in a new and revised edition.