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The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines

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  • Posted May 23, 2010

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    The Social History of Supergirls

    This was a short fun read. The author starts each chapter with a plot description from a super heroines comic book. Then he discusses how the heroic ladies were depicted in a specific decade and how their depiction depended on what was going on in society and sales of comic books. Female super heroes were usually written and drawn to be non-threatening to young men because they are the ones who purchased the comics. After publishers decided to only sell their comics at comic book shops, instead of magazine racks at convenience stores, female characters became more like women and less like young girls because more adults were buying the books. The way they are drawn depends on how society views women. For example; in the 1940's women were working in factories on the home front while men were at war so the lady superheroes were drawn as strong all-American gals battling the Nazi threat.

    The women and girls discussed in this book range from iconic characters like Wonder Woman and lesser know characters like the Phantom Lady. I read comics with strong female characters and enjoyed learning about the societal influences on the plot lines that shaped their characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Not a bad history of Super Women

    Goes over history of comics focussing on superheroines and cultural impact on comics. Wish it was a little longer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Iceshadow

    A girl walked in may i join.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Hunter to HEY

    LIAR!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Wondergirl

    Yeah. Sure. Training area is at result2.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Superboy

    *watches the girls with x-ray vision*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    HEY

    I look i really know this is just for girls with a power but i dont know how else to help this little baby boy. He is at hunters house and hunters calling it his son. But he hasnt been feeding it for three days. Its just been sitting there. Please help it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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