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Speaking of Riri, the teen genius from Chicago who built her own Iron Man suit in her dorm has recently taken over for Tony Stark in the latest volume of the Invincible Iron Man comic. She was created by Brian Michael Bendis who told Time that "when you have a young woman come up to you at a signing and say how happy she is to be represented in his universe, you know you're moving in the right direction. In Kazu Kibuishi's best-selling graphic novel series, year-old Emily Hayes discovers the titular magical amulet and enters a steampunk-meets-Tolkien fantasy world where she must save her mom, defeat an evil elf king and stop a war with the help of her little brother, a rebel prince, a fox soldier and a pink robot bunny.

The engrossing tale gets increasingly epic but be warned, only seven of the nine books have been released since it began in If you think superheroes are too self-serious, you don't know Squirrel Girl. Meet Doreen Green who boasts the proportional strength and speed of a squirrel, and a puffy tail to boot.

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But this Unbeatable new series is about her studying computer science at university while fighting crime on the side with her squirrel sidekick Tippy-Top. The mood is silly comedy so it's great for younger kids while the Marvel inside jokes will add appeal for older readers and parental geeks. Also artist Erica Henderson draws Doreen like a human-shaped human, which is unfortunately rare in comics. Though around since , the latest Spider-Woman series breaks new ground by beginning with Jessica Drew very, very pregnant.

The now-former Avenger gives birth a few issues in and has to balance single motherhood with her new, slightly safer job as a private investigator.

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The book's basic premise is, as one Marvel exec told People magazine , "Aren't mothers the real super heroes? The female-focused franchise has by now become a full-blown pre-teen phenomenon with action figures, Lego sets, books and a cartoon as well as the graphic novels.

Remember Thor's girlfriend Jane Foster from the movies? Well, in the comics Foster is the Thor, having assumed Norse godhood after the blond original became unworthy and could no longer wield the magical hammer Mjolnir. While the Goddess of Thunder is as powerful as her male predecessor, that's only with the hammer in hand. When she reverts to her human persona, Foster finds herself fighting a much different battle with breast cancer.

This award-winning indie comic from an all-female creative team began as a limited series but its instant popularity and acclaim soon extended the run indefinitely. This all-ages comic stars Patsy Walker, a character first introduced in who also appears on the very adult Netflix series "Jessica Jones. Helmed by Marvel's only all-female creative team and inspired by both romance comics and Saturday morning cartoons, the soon-to-be ending series begins with Patsy laid off as an investigator for She-Hulk's law firm.

Naturally, she starts a temp agency for other unemployed superheroes. This sci-fi graphic novel trilogy began as a webcomic about an Earth girl, aliens, and robots before taking off as a print bestseller back in The story begins with young Zita going to a distant, monster-populated planet to rescue her best friend from a doomsday cult before taking unexpected turns.

Get on board now before the upcoming animated film sends Zita's popularity into outer space.

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Carol Danvers started out as the original Ms. Marvel in the s. Over the years she evolved into one of Marvel's most powerful superheroes, and will soon be helming the studio's first female-led film in She became Captain Marvel in Kelly Sue DeConnick's series that established her more prominent presence and the newest volume, by "Agent Carter" showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, has her leading Alpha Flight and protecting Earth from extra-terrestrial threats.

This series ended last fall but the character returned a few months later with a new creative team led by bestselling YA novelist Margaret Stohl and a new title: Mighty Captain Marvel.

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DC Comics has been rebooting their universe, which means that this new Supergirl comic starts fresh for new readers, and seems especially aimed at attracting fans of the hit CW show. In this series, Kara Zor-El is only 16 and brand-new to the planet, so the comic explores her immigrant experience and lives up her classic motto: "Hope, help, and compassion for all.

This s-set girl detective comic by writer Hope Larson and artist Brittney Williams builds on the work of Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars to tell the tale of Marigold "Goldie" Vance, a year-old sleuth who lives with her divorced dad in a Florida resort he manages while her mom works downtown as a live mermaid which, by the way, is a real job in Florida.

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Parents Alyson Schafer Baby Names. See the shift in comic style from a story drawn content to a more magazine life style. Good coverage of other aspects like tie-in even in the early 50s and their use to promote cross market selling. Some great strips and it is a pity that this has been lost to children of today.

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Mention of Misty one of the few girls comics to get it won tribute re-run. Good nostalgia, also includes plot summaries of stories that I remember reading 30 years ago gymnast kidnappings, mistreated orphans, lifesaving heroism etc. Bellatrix rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Lindley Walter-smith rated it liked it Jun 02, Tamara rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Les Wilson rated it really liked it Jan 07, Anne rated it really liked it Oct 04, Louise Culmer rated it liked it Sep 08, Michael rated it it was ok Feb 16, Arcobaleno Novellan rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Pam Cummins rated it it was amazing May 26, Al added it Apr 22, Washu marked it as to-read Apr 26, Roo marked it as to-read Jan 25, Gaby added it May 27, James St.

Pierre marked it as to-read Mar 20, Stefano added it May 03, Dylan Horrocks marked it as to-read Aug 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Comics Manga. About Susan Brewer. Susan Brewer. I wrote my first diary when I was six years old, and though I soon gave up on the diary idea, not returning to it until the s, stories, poems and observations continually flowed from my pen. When I left grammar school in the mid-sixties, I worked in the library of a research organisation for a while, before finding work in a college library.

Even the book with the dullest of covers and the most incomprehensible of titles will usually provide gems of knowledge if you trouble to look. At the same time, I invested in a good-quality camera so that I could take my own photographs to accompany my work. Subsequently I became a regular contributor to a magazine that specialised in aquatic life. Another of my interests is the history of toys, dolls and small collectables, and so in the s I began writing illustrated features for magazines such as Collectables, Collect It and Antiques and Collectables.

In I started my own, quarterly magazine called Doll Showcase. This consisted of a full-colour 50 page publication, sold on a subscription only basis. Around the same time I was asked to take over as Editor of Doll Magazine which I edited for two years until the publishers sold the title to America where it was discontinued.

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In I was approached by an editor from the publishing company Pen and Sword to write various I atitles for their new imprint, Remember When. Deciding to experiment with fiction, I took the plunge to self-publish some novels, using the Virtual Valley imprint. Books by Susan Brewer. Trivia About A History of Girl No trivia or quizzes yet.