- Title Pages
1Rewriting to Control: How the Origins of Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, and Mary Magdalene Matter to Women’s Perceived Power
2Exploring the Monstrous Feminist Frame: Marvel’s She-Hulk as Male-Centric Postfeminist Discourse
3“There Is More to Me Than Just Hunger”: Female Monsters and Liminal Spaces in Monstress and Pretty Deadly
4The (Un)Remarkable Fatness of Valiant’s Faith
5New and Improved? Disability and Monstrosity in Gail Simone’s Batgirl
6Horrible Victorians: Interrogating Power, Sex, and Gender in InSEXts
7Kicking Ass in Flip-Flops: Inappropriate/d Generations and Monstrous Pregnancy in Comics Narratives
8The Monstrous Portrayal of the Maternal Bolivian Chola in Contemporary Comics
9The Monstrous “Mother” in Moto Hagio’s Marginal: The Posthuman, the Human, and the Bioengineered Uterus
10SeDUCKtress! Magica De Spell, Scrooge McDuck, and the Avuncular Anthropomorphism of Carl Barks’s Midcentury Disney Comics
11On the Edge of 1990s Japan: Kyoko Okazaki and the Horror of Adolescence
12Chinese Snake Woman Resurfaces in Comics: Considering the Case Study of Calabash Brothers
13Monochromatic Teats, Teeth, and Tentacles: Monstrous Visual Rhetoric in Stephen L. Stern and Christopher Steininger’s Beowulf: The Graphic Novel
14Beauty and Her B(r)east(s): Monstrosity and College Women in The Jaguar
15UFO (Unusual Female Other) Sightings in Saucer Country/State: Metaphors of Identity and Presidential Politics
- About the Contributors
- (p.3) Introduction
- (p.iii) Monstrous Women in Comics
Elizabeth Rae Coody
- University Press of Mississippi
This introduction to the volume places this book in relationship to culture, comics studies, feminist studies, and monster studies. The authors outline each chapter and explain their placement in sections around origins, agency and paradoxes; the body; child-bearing; childhood; and taking on the role of monster. This introduces the idea that women in, behind, or reading comics may be culturally positioned and perceived as monsters, but that they are also agents in their own story.
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