Wednesday, September 21, 2016

DC Comics Covergirls

To quote Cindy Lauper, "Girls just want to have fun!"

Or rather, "Women just want to kick behind!"

Over the past two decades or so women have been given their just due in TV shows, movies, theater and in all form of mass media pop culture genres.

Recently women have taken front row and center in comic books.  Although there have always been strong, free-spirited and independent women portrayed in comic books, the trend is in full swing in mainstream and small print comic books.

DC Comics has always been in the forefront of depicting strong leading women in its titles.   
So often in the past women who showed the tiniest bit of independence or backbone were often shown as plain, beefy, unattractive and prone to fits of over excessive emotions or no emotions at all.

That's changed.  Today's women in comic books are strong, confident and professional and attractive.

Quarto Publishing Group/Chartwell Books and writer Louis Simonson present DC Comics Covergirls that prove that beautiful women can be smart, strong, confident and just as capable as any beefed-up male.

Adam Hughs provides the foreword for this beautiful compilation of artwork taken from DC Comics and its imprints.

Cover art and interior pages spotlight the 'big name DC heroines such as Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, Supergirl and the like.

Additional sections shine a light on other super-heroines and super-villainesses such as Batgirl, Catwoman,  Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and more along with Vertigo femme fatales.

Fascinating history-laced text and character insights make this a wonderful read and a pure delight for the eyes.  Over 200 full color images are included counting covers, interior art and character galleries.