Friday, July 20, 2018


The late Steve Ditko didn't do a lot of amazon-characters, as he seemed to prefer male protagonists. Still, there are some notable ones.

One of the few starring characters was a 1970s one-shot named LIBERTY BELLE.

Then there was a sci-fi lady cop, Mellu Loron, who made things tough on starring hero Shade the Changing Man.

Also, two villainesses, the Dagger Lady from THE CREEPER, and the Huntress from THE DESTRUCTOR.

Friday, July 6, 2018


I've just started the long-running manga series FREEZING, which is all about a bunch of super-powered female soldiers who wear foofy school uniforms. At right is the main female character Satellizer El Bridget, at left is her romantic rival Rana.

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Oddly, I just realized I never did a post on the 1970s karate-chopping version of Wonder Woman, which was certainly notable for action packed scenes.

Parenthetically, this was one of the first times that Catwoman began to be portrayed as a tuff girl with karate-skills, though the WW-CW matchup doesn't amount to much.

And even Lois Lane briefly got in on the girlfight action.

Sunday, April 29, 2018


Just started investigating the adventures-- sadly, no longer regularly published-- of HACK/SLASH, starring monster-killing maiden Cassie Hack and her partner Vlad. Here she's seen dealing out justice to Chucky himself, which might qualify for one of my "best crossovers."

Saturday, April 7, 2018


If I'd kept going with the chronological study of femmes formidables, I imagine I would've found space for the short-lived LADY DANGER, who appeared in 10 issues of SENSATION COMICS in the late 1940s.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


I read the first collection of THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP. Nothing special in the story dept., just another wannabe "second MS. MARVEL," but the heroine uses krav maga to defeat a big lady wrestler-villain.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


I noticed I don't have a heading for "She-Hulk," so here's a nice scene of her clouting her perpetual adversary Titania.

And here's one of the first fistic encounters between the two, from SECRET WARS, apparently taking place after Shulky has cleaned house with the Wrecking Crew.