DC Comics Covergirls

DC Comics Covergirls

by Louise Simonson


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From the trailblazing Wonder Woman of the 1940s to edgy, girl-power-driven comics series like Birds of Prey, DC Comics Covergirls takes a look at the female characters of DC Comics throughout the company's history, and features many of DC Comics' iconic comic book covers. Written by renowned comic book writer Louise Simonson, the book examines the evolution of the comic book women of DC Comics: the 1942 introduction of the most famous DC heroine, Wonder Woman, and her various incarnations up to the present; the creation of comic book spin-offs based on characters such as Lois Lane; and the recent wealth of fierce, female character-driven comics such as Supergirl, Birds of Prey, Batgirl, and Catwoman, featuring women who have no trouble being both sexy and strong-willed. Famous featured DC Comics artists include Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Michael Turner, Tim Sale, and Jill Thompson. DC Comics Covergirls is a smart and in-depth look at the female comic book characters we've grown up with all these years, and is sure to appeal to new comic book fans and diehard collectors alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435143609
Publisher: Beaux Arts
Publication date: 08/30/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 358,463
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Louise Simonson is one of the best-known female comic book writers working in the comic book industry today. She has risen to the top of the male-dominated business and has garnered acclaim for her work for Marvel and DC Comics, including Superman: Man of Steel, X-Factor, Power Pack, Steel, and New Mutants. She lives in Suffern, New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword     13
Introduction     16
Wonder Woman     36
Lois Lane     70
Supergirl     92
Gotham Girls     112
Vertigo     152
New Generation     184

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DC Comics Covergirls 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
craso on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a brief overview of the history of women in DC comics. There are chapters devoted to Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, Supergirl and other cousins of Superman, Gotham Girls, women from DC¿s adult comics, and other heroines. The important thing here is the covers; all in color and some full page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like that it was brings the comics break over all over the years. It was nice to see the changes over the years.
Skuatmraa More than 1 year ago
Being an artist I can appreciate the history of the comic universe. This book goes though past and present artist of the Dc universe. Over all a good book for the coffee table.