Monday, February 13, 2017


I don't know that I ever would have devoted a post just to BULLETGIRL, as she was the somewhat mediocre sidekick to BULLETMAN, who was no great shakes either, albeit more popular than a lot of Golden Age heroes.

Like most sidekicks, Bulletgirl got clobbered a lot, but she does have some decent scenes slugging it out with villains.

And here she is teamed with Mary Marvel in a 1970s story by Don Newton.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


This 2004 Joe Jusko cover is a little more "posed" than I usually like them. However, in contrast to a lot of "hot babe comics" from around this time, this one is high on the fem-violence, as Vampirella meets Witchblade for the first time and they both go to Hell and kick ass.

Best part is when they rag on each other's outfits, with Witchblade comparing Vampi's getup to "butt floss," while Vampi shoots back that WB looks like she's dressed for the "half-time show."

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Here's a particularly fine Alan Davis cover of Black Canary stomping a passel of thugs, from ACTION COMICS #624.

Friday, December 23, 2016


Hilariously daffy "paranoia" cover, which looks like a "battle of the sexes" conflict. Unfortunately, the girls aren't the real heroines-- and to add insult to injury, they're not even real girls!

Friday, December 9, 2016


I never got round to doing much on Hillman's Valkyrie-- later revived by Eclipse Comics-- so here's her defining moment, where she has a "meet violent" encounter with the original Airboy.

Monday, November 28, 2016


A quick look at a couple of the more dynamic covers of 1960s WONDER WOMAN. They're far from classic, but a vast improvement over the "goofy problem" covers that dominated the 1950s title.

BTW, on a longago BEAT column Heidi complained about WW showing butt in the first one. I suppose it would have been OK if one of the scuba guys had been nice enough to come up behind her and block such a horribly objectivizing image.

Friday, October 21, 2016


Never got around to doing an entry on POWER GIRL, but this comparatively recent cover might well be her best "femme formidable" image ever...