Monday, October 20, 2014

Wonderous Women

Friday Comic Book Day.

These days, Jill Lapore's Secret History of Wonder Woman is grabbing all the headlines. Her biography of the female Superman, her creator, his wife and his girlfriend is certainly fascinating. Of course, Wonder Woman wasn't the only female heroine in comics at that time. Not even in her own magazine, where Carmine Infantino drew Dr. Pat, Gil Kane drew Astra and Emil Gershwn Lady Danger. Also, in (almost) every later issue of Sensation Comics (the home of Wonder Woman) there was a short story about some significant female hero of history. The first few are drawn by Paul Reinman, but among the later lot there is also a very special one by Joe Kubert.


Smurfswacker said...

This makes me wonder: do you have any examples of the stories Frank Godwin was supposed to have done for this comic?

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I was only interested in the later issues, since I don't share most of fandom's fascination with the early forties. But I can certainly have a look. I see it's issues 16 and 19.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I do have a lot of Godwin material from Liberty magazine, I will show some day.