Comics have never been afraid to showcase strong females. From superpowered juggernauts like Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel to super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, this book covers the most ground-breaking women to grace newsstands and comic book shops. While the first two installments of the Comic Book History series focused on the strange and regrettable characters from comics, the women covered in Nicholson's book are definitely the cream of the crop. Granted, some of Marvel's top female characters didn't make the cut here (Storm, Rogue, Jean Grey, Pepper Potts, Jessica Jones) so Marvelites may be a bit disappointed, but the rich history of comic book women is most assuredly showcased here.— Scott
A woman's place is saving the universe.
Think comic books can't feature strong female protagonists? Think again In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you'll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who've populated comic books from the very beginning. This spectacular sisterhood includes costumed crimebusters like Miss Fury, super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, sci-fi pioneers like Gale Allen, and even kid troublemakers like Little Lulu. With vintage art, publication details, a decade-by-decade survey of industry trends and women's roles in comics, and spotlights on iconic favorites like Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel, The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen proves that not only do strong female protagonists belong in comics, they've always been there.
About the Author
Hope Nicholson is the owner and founder of Bedside Press, specializing in archival and anthology comics collections such as Moonshot (a collection of Inuit, Metis, and First Nations comic book stories) and The Secret Loves of Geek Girls (an all-female comic and text anthology of true stories of geeky love). She's a consulting editor for Margaret Atwood's Angel Catbird (Dark Horse Comics, 2016). She's been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press, Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail, ComicsAlliance.com, BleedingCool.com, and io9.com, and is a frequent speaker on women in fandom, comic book history, and publishing at conventions and other events.