This is a new feature I'm adding, one that may supplement the ongoing-- but infrequently updated-- "diachronic study."
I'd seen Louise Simonson's DC COVERGIRLS on stands when it was new but wasn't too impressed with most of the choices. I freely admit that this may be nostalgia on my part, as I prefer the comics covers of my youth to many-- though not all-- of those published today.
The other week I picked up a cheap copy of the book, and once I had a clear idea of everything it covered, I decided to touch on some of those "better covers" featuring "femmes" of some sort, though not invariably "formidable" types.
In the original version of this blog, I devoted some posts to some of these, including:
The second SUPERGIRL
The first SUPERGIRL and the third BATGIRL combined:
The first BATWOMAN
One of the two best Golden Age CATWOMAN covers
THE GOLDEN GLIDER
Now, these are only the best DC covers that I've reproduced so far; a really good survey of "girls on covers" would have to include all companies. So whenever I update this feature, I'll take a stab at some of DC's competitors as well.
And just to prove that I don't necessarily have to confine myself to pulchritudinous pictures, here's a cover featuring a "dominant female" that I certainly HOPE no one finds sexy.