Wonder Woman and the Importance of Female Comic Book Characters

By Katie Swartwood Katie is a second year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College.   Since her creation in 1941, Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince, has become one of the most pervasive female comic book characters of all time. She’s been an inspiration for generations of women. This can be specifically traced to how the creator, William Moulton Marston, … Continue reading Wonder Woman and the Importance of Female Comic Book Characters

Spider Woman, the Contortionist?

By Kaitlyn Kohr There is a trend in comic book art to make women look as sexy as possible: from their clothes, to their hair, to the very position of their bodies. The most famous of the poses women are contorted into is called (and pardon the language): the “tits and ass” pose. This form is exactly what it sounds like. The female body is … Continue reading Spider Woman, the Contortionist?