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Women of Marvel - Volume 2

3.06 of 5 stars 3.06  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Featuring more classic tales of Marvel's leading ladies, this volume includes characters such as Kitty Pryde, Black Cat, Dagger, Spider-Woman, Tigra, Rogue, Storm and more!
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 22nd 2007 by Marvel
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B. Jay
I read Volume 1 and 2 of these collections simultaneously and was surprisingly struck by the evolution of female heroines in Marvel comics. It wasn't too unexpected to see that the villains in 1960's era female super hero comics were one-dimensional woman-haters, or that the strong female leads in these stories needed to be faced by misogyny before finding their inner strength. It was a bit shocking to find a few of these characters lingering into the nineties, though.
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Sep 22, 2007 Korynn rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: women's lib fans
I bought this volume, which is by the way a hefty $25 for a paperback, because I really enjoyed the first volume. The first volume not only had the attraction of having a great cover by Mike Mayhew but it featured Marvel's female characters including some origins. This second volume is not to my taste. It features some stories that just leave a bad taste in my mouth. The Avengers "female liberators" storyline is just horrifying to me. Valkerie shows up and talks the Wasp, Scarlet Witch, Medusa, ...more
Very cool to learn about some adventures I didn't know
Eh. Maybe like a 2.5.
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