Supergirls

Feb. 11th, 2010 01:31 pm
[personal profile] firebreath613
I wrote about a book in female superheroes. It's completely fascinating how women have been presented through this male-fantasy-centered genre. I discovered all sorts of wonderful characters from the '40s, crime-fighting women who had secret identities, like Lady Luck and Phantom Lady.

S.F. writer gives female superheroes their due (Disappointing headline, though)

Mike didn't have money to buy image rights, but he collected many of the panels and images here:

http://www.heaven4heroes.com/heaven4heroes/Heaven4Heroes_SUPERGIRLS_Visual_Guide.html







Another local author, Trina Robbins, has also written a lot about female superheroes.

I've been getting props from the Woodhull people for my story, which makes me happy:

http://margotmagowan.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/sf-writer-gives-female-superheroes-their-due/

http://woodhull.tv/2010/02/s-f-writer-gives-female-superheroes-their-due/

In other news, I'm really glad SFist Brock got picked for the Nob Hill Gazette's Eligible List, so he couldn't rag on me too hard. He says there's a single mixers event attached to this?? I am intimidated.

http://sfist.com/2010/02/09/nob_hill_gazette_releases_annual_el.php

I got my physical version in the mail, too. No picture of me in there.

Date: 2010-02-12 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cheeserock.livejournal.com
a friend of mine is writing a book right now about real life superheros. turns out MTV is doing a reality show on them, too, so he was filmed in part of that, which he said was ridiculous, natch.

Date: 2010-02-12 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firebreath.livejournal.com
Real-life superheroes? Tell me more!

Date: 2010-02-13 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cheeserock.livejournal.com
there are people all over the US [and everywhere i guess] who perform various levels of crimefighting. some wear costumes, some don't, some watch and report, some act vigilante. we have a few in milwaukee, one in particular he has spent a lot of time with. i think he calls himself Watchman, but i can't remember. my friend gets to go to one of their conventions. there is lots of drama and factions, too, at times, based on the philosophies of how to keep people safe, taking matters in your own hands or not, etc.

Date: 2010-02-13 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firebreath.livejournal.com
WOW. That's an amazing story.

Date: 2010-02-13 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cheeserock.livejournal.com
also your link above is "vhttp" so it won't work...

Date: 2010-02-13 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firebreath.livejournal.com
Fixed! Thanks. :)

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