The Supergirls is a long overdue tribute to the fabulous fighting females whose beauty and bravery brighten the pages of your favorite comics.”Stan Lee

“Sharp and lively . . . [Madrid] clearly loves this stuff. And he’s enough of a historian to be able to trace the ways in which the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society’s ever-changing feelings about women and sex. A-”  — Entertainment Weekly


“A thoughtful, comprehensive history of women in comics . . . The Supergirls gleefully celebrates the medium itself, in all its goofy, glorious excess.” —NPR



The Supergirls is fascinating and informative. Combine that with Madrid’s enjoyable writing style, and you have a book that any fan of comics should read. A book like this has been a long time coming, and it’s been worth the wait.” —Sequential Tart




“Entertaining and informative, Supergirls is a breezy and thoroughly accessible history of the comic book heroine. A great resource!” —Marc Andreyko,                author, Manhunter and Torso




“Any comics or graphic novel library needs The Supergirls.” —Midwest Book Review





“Mike Madrid’s fast-moving, encyclopedic, and often funny Supergirls shows the author’s lifelong affection for these heroines on every page. He has a great feel for the genre and its history, with evident sensitivity to issues of female power and powerlessness. The section on the She-Hulk is not to be missed!”

Larry Gonick, author, Cartoon History of the Universe




“There comes a time in every comic book geek slash fashionista’s life when she must ask herself ‘What do costumes and couture have in common?’ The Supergirls sets out to answer that question.—WORN Fashion Journal





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