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Supergirls Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines (Paperback)

Author:  Mike Madrid
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1935259032
ISBN-13: 9781935259039
Sku: 211232575
Publish Date: 9/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.75L x 1T
Pages:  323
 
An alternative history of American comic book superheroines.
From the Publisher:
Offers a cultural history of comic book heroines from the 1940s to the twenty-first century.
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Mike Madrid, who makes it clear that this is a labor of love from a superfan, offers a delightfully thorough examination of superheroines in pop culture with SUPERGIRLS: FASHION, FEMINISM, FANTASY, AND THE HISTORY OF COMIC BOOK HEROINES.

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"Madrid's book about the evolution of female comic-book characters is sharp and lively--and just obsessive enough about women who wear capes and boots to be cool but not creepy." - Jeff Giles 10/16/2009

"A thoughtful, comprehensive history of women in comics....[E]ven as it delivers its clear-eyed critique of the way mainstream superhero comics have alternately eroticized or deified female characters, THE SUPERGIRLS gleefully celebrates the medium itself, in all its goofy, glorious excess. " - Glen Weldon 12/02/2009

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