Male superheroes have dominated the comics landscape for decades, but there’s a long history of female characters too – and it extends far beyond the more well-known ones like Wonder Woman and Supergirl.
Journalist and comic book archivist Hope Nicholson's new book, The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen, devotes each chapter to a different decade, proceeding from the seedy '30s pulps, via the femme fatales and undercover agents of the '50s, to the alien avengers and supermodels of the '70s.
Along the way, Nicholson shines a light on the likes of radioactive cosmic queen Superbitch and demonic warrior princess Maika Halfwolf. Written in an accessible, breezy style it’s lavishly illustrated with scores of vintage covers and comic panels.
The book is available to buy now, but thanks to publisher Quirk Books we have 10 hardback copies to give away. To put your name in the hat, just answer the easy-peasy question below!