Uncover the groundbreaking super women who fronted the history of DC Comics!
From the trailblazing Wonder Woman of the 1940s to the edgy, power-driven comics series like Birds of Prey, DC Comics Covergirls takes a look at the female characters of DC Comics throughout the company's history, and features many of DC's iconic covers.
Explore and examine the evolution of the women of DC Comics with this comprehensive comic book cover anthology. You will follow the 1942 introduction of DC Comics' most famous heroine, Wonder Woman, and her various incarnations up to the present day all-female super hero team, Birds of Prey. Discover the creation of comic book spin-offs based on famous characters like Lois Lane. The recent wealth of fierce female-driven titles such as Supergirl, Promethea, Catwoman, and Batgirl, show a development in how we tell the stories of women. These complex female characters demanded to have their stories shown. DC Covergirls feature women who prove their power in being both beautiful and strong willed.
Famous contributing artists include Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Michael Turner, Darwyn Cookie, Jill Thompson and many more! Each cover is annotated with pub year, issue number, series, author, colorist, and art information for an in-depth survey of the series each comic was a part of. Also included are covers from other DC properties, such as the gritty fantasy graphic novels of Vertigo as well as cover girls from Wild Storm, Image, Helix, and America's Best Comics.
Take a fun, smart, engaging look at the greatest super heroines of yesterday, today, and tomorrow! You will follow each heroine's story line as the issues of her cover art progresses. You will learn of the development of your favorite super-girls as they transform into super-women in this tribute to crime-fighting females!
Louise Simonson is one of the most renowned female writers working in the comic book industry today. She has garnered acclaim for her work for Marvel and X-factor, Power Pack, Steel, and The New Mutants.
Adam Hughes is an American comic book artist and illustrator and is best known to comic book readers for his rendering pinup-style female characters. His work has been on the covers on titles such as Wonder Woman and Catwoman.
"If you are a fan of cover art and a fan of DC Comics, you will absolutely want to own DC COMICS COVERGIRL byLouise Simonson which is out now. It’s a gorgeous 209 page hardcover book...a real treat for comic book fans." - Gladys Angulo, Agents of Geek website