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Vixens, Vamps & Vipers: Lost Villainesses of Golden Age Comics

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Publisher Comments:

“Mike Madrid is doing Gods work. . . . mak[ing] accessible a lost, heady land of female adventure.” —ComicsAlliance

Between the covers of Vixens, Vamps & Vipers, fans will rediscover the original bad girls of comics—as fierce and full of surprises as they were when the comic book industry was born. From murderous Madame Doom to He-She, dubbed by io9 as “the most unsung comic book villain ever,” Mike Madrid resurrects twenty-two glorious evildoers in fully reproduced comics and explores the ways they both transcend and become ensnared in a web of cultural stereotypes.

Among the deadly femme fatales, ruthless jungle queens, devious secret agents, double-dealing criminal masterminds, and gender-bending con artists are some of the very first women of color in comics. These women may have been overlooked in the annals of history, but—like their superheroine counterparts in Divas, Dames & Daredevils—their influence, on popular culture and the archenemies that thrill us today, is unmistakable.

Mike Madrid is the author of Divas, Dames & Daredevils, a ComicsAlliance and ComicsBlend Best Book of the Year, and The Supergirls, an NPR “Best Book To Share With Your Friends” and American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project Notable Book. A San Francisco native and lifelong fan of comic books and popular culture, Madrid also appears in the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.

Synopsis:

A rogues gallery of the most glamorous and dastardly villainesses in Golden Age comics.

About the Author

Mike Madrid is the author of Divas, Dames and Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics, Vixens, Vamps and Vipers: Lost Villianesses of Golden Age Comics, and The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, an NPR “Best Book To Share With Your Friends” and American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project Notable Book. A San Francisco native and lifelong fan of comic books and popular culture, Madrid also appears in the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines and is the illustrator of Lily the Silent: The History of Arcadia.

Foreword contributor William Kuskin , Ph.D., who has been described by Denvers Westword as “kind of like Professor X of the X-Men, teaching his young mutants how to wield their superpowers,” is Professor, Faculty Associate, and Chair of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935259275
Author:
Madrid, Mike
Publisher:
Exterminating Angel Press
Author:
Kuskin, William
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in
Age Level:
from 12

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Anthologies
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Superheroes
Humanities » Literary Criticism » Comics and Graphic Novels

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