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Vixens, Vamps & Vipers

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Vixens, Vamps & Vipers

Lost Villainesses of Golden Age Comics

By Mike Madrid; William Kuskin (Foreword by)

Exterminating Angel Press, Paperback, 9781935259275, 252pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

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Description
Mike Madrid is doing God's work. . . . mak ing] accessible a lost, heady land of female adventure. "ComicsAlliance"
Between the covers of "Vixens, Vamps & Vipers," fans will rediscover the original bad girls of comics as fierce and full of surprises as they were when the comic book industry was born. From murderous Madame Doom to He-She, dubbed by "io9" as the most unsung comic book villain ever, Mike Madrid resurrects twenty-two glorious evildoers in fully reproduced comics and explores the ways they both transcend and become ensnared in a web of cultural stereotypes.
Among the deadly femme fatales, ruthless jungle queens, devious secret agents, double-dealing criminal masterminds, and gender-bending con artists are some of the very first women of color in comics. These women may have been overlooked in the annals of history, but like their superheroine counterparts in "Divas, Dames & Daredevils" their influence, on popular culture and the archenemies that thrill us today, is unmistakable.
Mike Madrid is the author of "Divas, Dames & Daredevils," a "ComicsAlliance" and "ComicsBlend" Best Book of the Year, and "The Supergirls," an NPR Best Book To Share With Your Friends and American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project Notable Book. A San Francisco native and lifelong fan of comic books and popular culture, Madrid also appears in the documentary "Wonder Women The Untold Story of American Superheroines."


About the Author
Mike Madrid is the author of "Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics, " "Vixens, Vamps & Vipers: Lost Villianesses of Golden Age Comics, " and "The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, " an NPR Best Book To Share With Your Friends and American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project Notable Book. A San Francisco native and lifelong fan of comic books and popular culture, Madrid also appears in the documentary "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines" and is the illustrator of "Lily the Silent: The History of Arcadia."

Foreword contributor William Kuskin, Ph.D., who has been described by Denver s "Westword" as kind of like Professor X of the X-Men, teaching his young mutants how to wield their superpowers, is Professor, Faculty Associate, and Chair of English at the University of Colorado Boulder."
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