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American Woman comic books issue 1

  • Issue #1A
    American Woman (1998) 1A

    Regular cover by Brian Denham. Story by Brian Denham and Richard Stockton. Art by Brian Denham. The adventures of Victoria Strauss, a star-spangled shero who defends America against supernatural threats, a short-lived character who nevertheless had her own action figure. American Woman faces a dragon that threatens to lay waste to New York, but the real power behind the dragon is villainess Maxilla Maw, who has a grudge against the good ol USA. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1B
    American Woman (1998) 1B

    Commemorative Edition cover by Brian Denham. Story by Brian Denham and Richard Stockton. Art by Brian Denham. The adventures of Victoria Strauss, a star-spangled shero who defends America against supernatural threats, a short-lived character who nevertheless had her own action figure. American Woman faces a dragon that threatens to lay waste to New York, but the real power behind the dragon is villainess Maxilla Maw, who has a grudge against the good ol USA. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist SC (2019 UoMP) 1-1ST Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist SC (2019 UoMP) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Written by Nancy Goldstein. Art by Jacjie Ormes.

    At a time of few opportunities for African American women, Jackie Ormes (1911-1985) blazed a trail as a popular cartoonist with the major black newspapers of the day. Her comic strips Torchy Brown and Patty-Jo 'n' Ginger provide an invaluable glimpse into American culture and history, with topics that include racial segregation, U.S. foreign policy, educational equality, and other pressing issues of the times-and of today's world as well.

    This biography, recognized as a "Best Book" by the Village Voice and with "Best Book" citations in three Booklist categories, features a large sampling of Ormes's cartoons and comic strips.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 240 pages, full color.

    Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture HC (2016 UPM) 1-1ST
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    1st printing. How the incredible heroine has evolved and shaped television, film, comic books, and literature:Senior scholars and rising academic stars offer compelling analyses of fantastic women from Wonder Woman and She-Hulk to Talia Al Ghul and Martha Washington; from Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series to Cinda Williams Chima's The Seven Realms series; and from Battlestar Gallactica's female Starbuck to Game of Thrones's Sansa and even Elaine Barrish Hammond of USA's Political Animals. This volume furnishes an important contribution to ongoing discussions of gender and feminism in popular culture. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 256 pages, B&W. Cover price $65.00.