Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Four issues of this Wildstorm "one-shot" were published in 2000, and to my knowledge the characters never appeared again. Lobdell's script is routine but artist Flores deserves credit for his gleefully absurd cheesecake-designs, particularly (left) a lady warrior whose armor leaves her belly cutely exposed, and (right) a futuristic nun wearing a slit-skirt.

Saturday, March 5, 2016


The cover to JUMBO COMICS #9 (1939), the first of the series to be totally focused upon Sheena, who remains the first "superstar-amazon" in the medium of comic books.


The blog's original concept focused principally on comic-book covers (or interior art)  featuring the Amazon Archetype, and since I don't plan to write much text from now on, I decided to list the most significant art I've reprinted thus far-- always in keeping with "fair use"-- in which said archetype appears.

My personal aesthetic standouts seen thus far:


Given that I haven't updated this blog since October, it would be a fair assumption that other concerns have usurped the attention I used to devote to this blog-- particularly the "mythcomics" feature I've been regularly updating on a weekly basis since last year on THE ARCHETYPAL ARCHIVE. Though I still like the concept of FEMMES FORMIDABLES as outlined at the beginning of 2012, I don't have time to devote to it any more, particularly when (a) I don't get any sense that it's reaching any readership, and (b) I've probably covered most of the fictional characters I liked best, anyway.

I hate to let FF go completely defunct, though, so to whatever extent I keep my hand in, it'll probably go back mostly to the original, low-maintenance concept of the blog, which focused upon displaying prominent images of the "amazon archetype" in comics. This  won't do a thing to staunch all the crocodile tears of the people who look at comics' rich. Amazon-filled history and can see nothing but pin-up art. It also won't be any more popular than any other incarnation of the blog.. Eventually, I'm sure FF will pass away, but I'll attempt a few more transfusions before giving up the ghost.