Canteen Kate (St. John, 1951-53) Created and Illustrated by: Matt Baker In 1951, American television saw the premiere of I Love Lucy, a program showcasing a comic genius portraying a character six times too clever for anybody’s good. She concocted fantastic, elaborate schemes to escape the drudgery of mere existence, only […]
Starfire (DC Comics, 1976) Writers: David Michelinie (1,2), Elliot Maggin (3-5), Steve Englehart (6-7), Tom DeFalco (8). Art: Mike Vosburg, Vince Colletta. In 1973, Red Sonja made her debut in the pages of Conan the Barbarian, relaunching the medieval woman warrior trope that had lain dormant since the glorious weirdness of […]
The Ballad of Halo Jones (2000AD, 1984-1986) Written by: Alan Moore Art by: Ian Gibson The world of female comics is saturated with qualifiers. For its time. Comparatively Speaking. As good as could be expected, considering…. We are forced to relativize in order to recognize genuine progress while still acknowledging […]
Sultry Teenage Super Foxes (Solson Publications, 1987) Creators: Rich Buckler and Chuck Wojkiewicz Writer: David George Art: Chuck Wojkiewicz and Scott Nickel Solson Publications is an enigma wrapped in an improbability. It was a company that published titles like Reagan’s Raiders (featuring a rippled Ronald Reagan sporting a machine gun and stars and […]
Once upon a time, Florence Sabin was an American celebrity, the first female medical researcher to attain national prominence, and a famous campaigner for public health. So, why do we forget her a little more each year? This week, on Women in Science, Episode 39, it’s Florence Sabin! Yayyyyyyyyy!
Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (DC Comics, Volume 1, 1983-1984). Writers: Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn Artist : Ernie Colón Adolescence is difficult to write well. When we remember our own adolescence, we shudder, and the vibrations of that self-conscious shudder usually find their way into any fictional accounts of teenagerdom we craft, rendering […]