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Medievalist Comics and the American Century$
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Chris Bishop

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496808509

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2018

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496808509.001.0001

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Red Sonja (1973)

Red Sonja (1973)

(p.121) Chapter 5 Red Sonja (1973)
Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Chris Bishop

University Press of Mississippi

In the chapter on Red Sonja, we track the fortunes of the “she-devil with a sword” against the complex narrative of a renaissance in female superheroes during the 1970s, a disturbing backlash against them in the 1980s, and a gradual movement towards equilibrium in the years that have followed.

Keywords:   Feminism, Women in comics, Robert E. Howard, Sex Wars, Women in Refrigerators

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