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Madrid, Mike. Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics. Ashland: Exterminating Angel Pr. 2013. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781935259237
BibTeX citation key: Madrid2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adventure comics, Gender, Superhero, USA
Creators: Madrid
Publisher: Exterminating Angel Pr. (Ashland)
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Wonder Woman, Mary Marvel, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle ruled the pages of comic books in the 1940s. But many heroines of the WWII era have been forgotten. Through twenty-eight full reproductions of vintage Golden Age comics, Divas, Dames & Daredevils reintroduces their ingenious abilities to mete out justice to Nazis, aliens, and evildoers of all kinds.
Each spine-tingling chapter opens with Mike Madrid’s insightful commentary about heroines at the dawn of the comic book industry and reveals a universe populated by extraordinary women—superheroes, reporters, galactic warriors, daring detectives, and ace fighter pilots—who protected America and the world with wit and guile.
In these pages, fans will also meet heroines with striking similarities to more modern superheroes, including The Spider Queen, who deployed web shooters twenty years before Spider Man, and Marga the Panther Woman, whose feral instincts and sharp claws tore up the bad guys long before Wolverine. These women may have been overlooked in the annals of history, but their influence on popular culture, and the heroes we’re passionate about today, is unmistakable.

Table of Contents

Maria Elena Buszek: Foreword

Golden Years 

A Cast of Thousands

Women at War
– Jane Martin
– Pat Parker, War Nurse
– Madame Strange
– Pat Patriot
– Lady Satan
– Black Venus

Mystery Women
– The Woman in Red
– Spider Queen
– Mother Hubbard
– Spider Widow
– Veiled Avenger
– Pussy Katnip

Daring Dames
– Penny Wright, Feature Writer
– Betty Bates, Lady at Law
– The Blonde Bomber
– Jill Trent, Science Sleuth
– Calamity Jane

20th Century Goddesses
– Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle
– Amazona
– Marga the Panther Woman
– Wildfire
– Diana the Huntress
– Maureen Marine

Warriors & Queens
– Camilla, Queen of the Lost Empire
– The Sorceress of Zoom
– Gale Allen and the Girl Squadron
– The Magician from Mars
– Mysta of the Moon

A Moment in Time

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