By Mike Madrid
“A considerate, accomplished historical past of ladies in comics . . . The Supergirls gleefully celebrates the medium itself, in all its goofy, excellent excess.” —NPR “Best 5 Books To proportion along with your pals” citation
“Sharp and lively—and simply obsessive adequate approximately ladies who put on capes and boots to be cool yet now not creepy. [Madrid] sincerely loves these items. And he is adequate of a historian that allows you to hint the ways that the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society's ever-changing emotions approximately girls and sex.” —Entertainment Weekly
Has ask yourself girl hit the comedian ebook glass ceiling? Is that the only competition that even her Amazonian energy can’t defeat? enjoyable and informative, The Supergirls explores iconic superheroines and what it skill for the tradition once they do every thing the superhero does, simply 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 ladies slot in pop culture and why, and what their tales say in regards to the position of ladies 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: style, Feminism, fable, and the background of comedian publication Heroines, an NPR “Best e-book To proportion along with your acquaintances” and American Library organization Amelia Bloomer undertaking striking e-book. 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 yankee Superheroines.