DC Comics Covergirls SC (2007 Rizzoli/Barnes & Noble) comic books 2010-2012
2nd and later printings. Written by Louise Simonson. Foreword by Adam Hughes. Painted cover by Alex Ross. From the trailblazing Wonder Woman of the 1940s to edgy, girl-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 Comics' iconic comic book covers. Written by renowned comic book writer Louise Simonson, the book examines the evolution of the comic book women of DC Comics: the 1942 introduction of the most famous DC heroine, Wonder Woman, and her various incarnations up to the present; the creation of comic book spin-offs based on characters such as Lois Lane; and the recent wealth of fierce, female character-driven comics such as Supergirl, Birds of Prey, Batgirl, and Catwoman. Includes 16 extra pages. Softcover, 9 1/2-in. x 12-in., 206 pages, full color.