Book by Robbins, Trina
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Most would be hard-pressed to name one female superhero besides Wonder Woman. Robbins shows that there have been hundreds. When psychologist William Marston (inventor of the lie detector, by the way) created WW in 1941, her success opened the floodgates for such exotically named but generally undistinguished imitations as Liberty Girl and Madame Strange. The '70s saw a rash of "women's lib" ^-influenced characters sporting what Robbins terms a "slightly addled feminism." The backlash came with "bad girl" comics starring buxom, scantily clad heroines appealing to an adolescent fanboy's worst instincts. The '90s offer such alternatives for girl comics readers as the punkster Tank Girl and spunky young Action Girl. Although some sense of absurdity might have been appropriate to the task, Robbins is generally straightforward in describing frequently silly characters. While she always brings a distinctly feminist sensibility to the subject matter, she is never strident, even about the most egregiously intelligence-insulting conceptions, such as the Black Canary, who fights crime in high heels and fishnets. Gordon FlaggFrom Library Journal :
When was Wonder Woman created? Who is Miss Fury? What is Supergirl's disguise? Here comic illustrater and writer Robbins (A Century of Women Cartoonists, Kitchen Sink, 1993) answers these questions and a great many more. In this detailed history of female superheroes from the Forties through the Nineties, the author covers not only well-known classics like Wonder Woman but also includes more obscure comics. She chronicles comic-book heroines and their creators and also analyzes these characters from a feminist standpoint. Robbins explores the roots in the booming comic industry of the 1940s, when the new characters provided powerful role models for female readers. And she criticizes the "bad girl" comics of the 1990s, wherein scantily clothed pinups spend their adventures bathed in blood. Written in a witty, entertaining manner and filled with black-and-white illustrations, this book packs as much punch as the superheroines it chronicles. Not just for comic aficionados, this volume is highly recommended.?Erin Cassin, "Library Journal"
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Description du livre Kitchen Sink Pr, 1996. Paperback. État : New. As new clean tight and bright large format softcover. oversized and overweight. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. N° de réf. du libraire 76201
Description du livre Kitchen Sink Pr, 1996. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0878164812
Description du livre Kitchen Sink Press, 1996. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0878164812
Description du livre Kitchen Sink Pr 1996-11-01, 1996. Paperback. État : New. First Edition. 0878164812 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. N° de réf. du libraire TM-0878164812
Description du livre Kitchen Sink Pr, 1996. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110878164812
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97808781648131.0
Description du livre Kitchen Sink Press, Northampton, MA, 1996. Trade Paperback. État : New. First edition/second printing, 1996. Book is in new condition (unless you want to count one little 1/4" scratch on the back cover); not a remaindered, book club, or library edition. -- This is the first book of its kind - a unique and lively look at the larger-than-life comic book women who have fascinated generations of American readers. Trina Robbins, the foremost authority on women and comics and the author of the widely-hailed A CENTURY OF WOMEN CARTOONISTS, traces the full story of all the strong and heroic women who have battled evildoers and righted wrongs in the pages of America's Sunday funnies and comic books from the 1940s to today. From the famous to the forgotten, all the powerful women of the comics are here, from Wonder Woman to Elektra, from the cat-suited Miss Fury and pioneer aviatrix Flyin' Jenny of the 1940s to the leather-corseted action heroines like Ghost of the 1990s. Robbins covers all the good girls and all the bad girls in one fascinating volume. N° de réf. du libraire 000472