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message 1: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 4 comments Hi everyone! My new book Superheroines and the Epic Journey: Mythic Themes in Comics, Film and Television has hit the stores. It's nonfiction analyzing the heroine's journey through all the top superheroes. If anyone would like a free review copy, just email me valerie @ calithwain.com, and I'd be happy to send one over. https://www.amazon.com/Superheroines-...

The heroine's journey echoes throughout ancient legend. Each young woman combats her dark side and emerges stronger. This quest is also a staple of American comic books. Wonder Woman with semi-divine powers gives us a new female-centered creation story. Batgirl, Batwoman and Black Widow discover their enemy is the dark mother or shadow twin, with the savagery they've rejected in themselves. Supergirl similarly struggles but keeps harmony with her sister.
From Jessica Jones and Catwoman to the new superwomen of cutting-edge webcomics, each heroine must go into the dark, to become not a warrior but a savior. Women like Captain Marvel and Storm sacrifice all to join the ranks of superheroes, while their feminine powers and dazzling costumes reflect the most ancient tales.


message 2: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 4 comments Today my book Inside the Captain Marvel Film: The Comics, the Symbols, the Feminism…and Easter Eggs Too is FREE on KINDLE through Monday to celebrate Avengers: Endgame! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07...


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Doug Hill (goodreadscommightymanhattanscom) | 3 comments Valerie,

Good stuff and thank you for the free book. My theme in my books is the young super girl hero with real world issues. They are gathered to audition for a spot on the Mighty Manhattans, the premier superhero group in NYC. From there they save the Diamond District in "Girl Wanted; Apply in Person. In the sequel, ATOMICAS Shatter the Dream, they are called upon to save America. I ended it with a quote page from the ATOMICAS. Enjoy and good luck!
A WORD from the ATOMICAS

I wake up every morning hearing the bell for Round One
La Porcelana

Fight until they can’t
KISS
US Army
SGT. Team Black

Damaged women are the most dangerous kind, because they already know they can survive. My enemies will not be so fortunate.
OVERLOAD

Mess with the ATOMICAS and I will rust your blood.
Rusty

If I ever let my head down, it will only be to admire my shoes.
Ms. Newton

Throw me to the wolves. I will return leading the pack
RABID and Theodore

Chaos is loved by the wild, not the weak
FERAL and Genovese

I will destroy my enemies in the most beautiful way possible, and when I leave, they will know why storms are named after people.
Sea Wasp

A Princess becomes an ATOMICA when she slays her own dragons.
Shatterdream

I will shake my bloody knuckles in my enemy’s face. A fight with the ATOMICAS is a fight to the death. I’ll slap an egg out of you.
Thunder Girl

I like my sunshine with a shot of hurricane.
CRISIS

In my defense, Mother,
the moon was full, and I was the only witch unburned.
Merga Starpattern

I go from zero to beating you silly really quick.
ZAG

I’m stuck between a rock and someone I want to hit with it.
Conduit

Wink at Death and then beat him down like it’s your job.
VOX

I would rather be strong and scary than pretty and useless. I fight things that would set your soul on fire.
Poltergeist


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