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) “Exotic Beauties”: Ethnicity and Comic Book Superheroines

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines how strong female characters are portrayed in comic books, focusing on various superheroines of color such as Misty Knight (African American), the most recent Batgirl (Asian), ... More


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