The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History (Hardcover)

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The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen is a history of women in comics from the 1930s until modern day. This vivid collection contains essays on all comics, from the humorous tales of the 60s, the gritty dark of the 80s and the emergence of tough, independent heroines of the 90s.   --Jodie

— From Staff Favorites List- Fall 2017


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,,, and, and is a frequent speaker on women in fandom, comic book history, and publishing at conventions and other events.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594749483
ISBN-10: 1594749485
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Comic Book History