Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology

Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology Review

In this comprehensive history, inquiry, critique, and reference guide, Stuller argues that Superwomen, from Wonder Woman to Charlie’s Angels, are more than just love interests or sidekicks who stand by their supermen. She shows how the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the traditional boy's club barrier to reveal the pivotal role of high-heeled crimefighters in popular culture. Chapter topics include love and compassion, spies and sexuality, daddy’s girls, and the complicated roles of superwomen who are also mothers. The book also includes a glossary of modern mythic women, as well as a foreword by acclaimed cultural commentator Roz Kaveney, author of Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films.

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Title:Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology
Edition Language:English

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  • Pamela

    As I read Ink-Stained Amazons, I found myself relapsing into grad school behaviors. I read with a pen in hand, annotating and underlining constantly. And I found myself wishing that I'd had this book ...

  • Jayne Lamb

    Are you a feminist? Are you a genre-TV-and-movie geek? Do you ever ask yourself 'what would Buffy do'? Then you need to read this book. Stuller concentrates on TV and graphic novels for the most part,...

  • Natalie Cheetham

    Ink-Stained Amazons is a very comprehensive study and critique on female superheroes of the past and present. As someone who has virtually no prior knowledge of comics at all, let alone the few involv...

  • Whitney

    Pretty standard. Mostly history, with a few insights into thematic concerns (no discussion of form at all). ...

  • MrsEnginerd

    For a geek and female superhero fan and reader, this book was a very exciting amd entertaining compilation of the reasons why more female leads are needed. As a Latin American woman, the validation th...

  • Laura

    Most of the discussions in this book are other in others I've read before. However, I still enjoyed reading it, and was able to add a few new movies and shows to my 'to-watch' list. If you are looking...

  • Rosa

    Enjoyable if fairly light reading. It's somewhat lopsided, spending a lot more time on certain media and characters while others are barely - if at all - touched upon: it primarily examines super-powe...

  • Donald Luther

    This is more than just a review and exposition of superheroines. That takes in a lot. This book presents, yes, the usual excursion through the comic-book world of the heroine, examines which heroines ...

  • Staci

    This is a good, critical analysis of warrior women (and their equivalent) in comics, TV, and movies. This book is more in-depth and critical than some others on the subject but it is also somewhat lim...

  • Christina

    I really enjoyed this book, which was about the role of female superheroes in pop culture throughout the 20th and 21st century. It discussed the comics, movies, and TV shows in which female heroes are...