One of my favorite things about New York City is the massive amount of fabulous indie bookstores. I found another one yesterday in Brooklyn, and found this book on display:
Comic book superheroines bend steel, travel across time and space, and wield the awesome forces of nature. These mighty females do everything that male heroes do. But they have to work their wonders in skirts and high heels.
The Supergirls, a cultural history of comic book heroines, asks whether their world of fantasy is that different from our own. Are the stories of Wonder Woman’s search for an identity, Batwoman and Power Girl’s battle for equality, and Manhunter’s juggling of crime fighting career and motherhood also an alternative saga of modern American women?
Someone’s written my book! OK, maybe not entirely, though I do occasionally use superheroes as an extended metaphor, but I am fascinated. Haven’t read it yet, but I certainly plan to…