Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics

Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics

Mike Madrid

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“Mike Madrid provides those forgotten superheroines their due. those ‘lost’ heroines at the moment are found—to the pride of comedian publication fans everywhere.” —STAN LEE

Wonder girl, Mary wonder, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle governed the pages of comedian books within the Nineteen Forties, yet many different heroines of the WWII period were forgotten. via twenty-eight complete reproductions of classic Golden Age comics, Divas, Dames & Daredevils reintroduces their inventive talents to mete out justice to Nazis, extraterrestrial beings, and evildoers of all kinds.

Each spine-tingling bankruptcy opens with Mike Madrid’s insightful statement approximately heroines on the sunrise of the comedian publication and divulges a universe populated by way of striking women—superheroes, newshounds, galactic warriors, bold detectives, and ace fighter pilots—who secure the United States and the realm with wit and guile.

In those pages, fanatics also will meet heroines with impressive similarities to extra smooth superheroes, together with The Spider Queen, who deployed internet shooters two decades ahead of Spider guy, and Marga the Panther lady, whose feral instincts and sharp claws tore up the undesirable men lengthy sooner than Wolverine. those girls could have been neglected within the annals of heritage, yet their effect on pop culture, and the heroes we’re keen about at the present time, is unmistakable.

Mike Madrid is the writer of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: misplaced Heroines of Golden Age Comics and The Supergirls: type, Feminism, fable, and the heritage of comedian publication Heroines, an NPR “Best e-book To proportion together with your buddies” and American Library organization Amelia Bloomer venture awesome e-book. Madrid, a San Francisco local and lifetime fan of comedian books and pop culture, additionally seems to be within the documentary Wonder ladies! The Untold tale of yank Superheroines.

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