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Portrayal of women in American comics
A Chronological Look at 13 Classic Comic Heroines
Comic book movies are all the rage these days, obviously — and between the upcoming Ant Man film , the Wonder Woman revival , and the plethora of superheroes showing up in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron , it's pretty clear that comic book companies are mining their archives for anything that they think might appeal to modern viewers. But, because this is comic-book land, digging up the past can be seriously treacherous — and seriously sexist — territory for ladies. Because there are some heroines from the annals of comic book history who really, really shouldn't ever show up in a movie, lest we all die of chronic, eye-rolling anger. Most discussions about feminism and comic books tend to focus on the medium's often questionable depictions of the female body — which, let's not lie, can get pretty ridiculous. But over the past few decades, some truly empowered and powerful female characters have turned up in comics.
6 Seriously Silly Vintage Comic Book Heroines
Welcome to Comic Book Legends Revealed! This is the eight hundredth installment where we examine three comic book legends and determine whether they are true or false. As usual, there will be three posts, one for each of the three legends. This time, there will be SIX legends! Click here for part one of this installment's legends.
Kids' comic books feature everyday boys and girls with superpowers who seek to either destroy or save the world. While many comic book characters are male, there are plenty of female characters out there to empower little girls from all walks of life. Barbara wants to be a detective, and she admires Batman, but her dad just wants her to stay away from danger.