We interrupt this blog to bring you an unsolicited plug for a very worthy site you should be reading (if you aren’t already) … Superdames!
Superdames is a loving tribute to what Stan Lee used to refer to as the “distaff” side of super-herodom — the women!
This site is especially welcome in a week that saw the comics internet blow up over a tacky Spider-Woman cover … Superdames is a respectful site bereft of the “headlight” school of comic art that so often characterizes the comic industry’s take on female superheroes.
Equally refreshing is Superdames’ fascination with largely-forgotten heroines of comics’ Golden Age, such as the skull-faced Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle …
… and the plucky Jill Trent, Science-Sleuth — a character now in the public domain, that Superdames is bringing back in all-new adventures with a crowd-sourced creative effort now front-and-center at the Superdames site!
But it isn’t all Golden Age at Superdames … there’s plenty of love for She-Hulk and comparatively more modern characters, too. I especially enjoy the Superdames “Favorite Panels” category, which I’ve gleefully raided for images for my Pinterest boards and Instagram feed, including this gorgeous Big Barda by Jack Kirby!
There’s a lot to like, here, and I’m always delighted to see a new Superdames entry pop up in my comic book RSS feed. Head on over to Superdames … and tell them Longbox Graveyard sent you!