Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television

Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television

Gladys L. Knight

Language: English

Pages: 341

ISBN: 0313376123

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television

Gladys L. Knight

Language: English

Pages: 341

ISBN: 0313376123

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This book offers 25 profiles of some of the most popular female action heroes throughout the history of film, television, comic books, and video games.

• Comprises 25 profiles, arranged alphabetically

• 70 sidebars provide additional information on pertinent topics, individuals, and symbols

• Includes a chronology of major appearances of the 25 female action heroes in film, television, comic books, and video games, as well as women's fashion trends and major events in women's history

• Offers a photograph of each featured, female action hero

• Presents a glossary of 39 terms, including female archetypes like "femme fatale" and social movements like "third-wave feminism"

• Provides a selected bibliography of books and Internet sites related to the topics of female action heroes, women's history, and media studies

Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

Reading the Popular

Superman and Philosophy: What Would the Man of Steel Do (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City (Smart Pop Series)

Encyclopedia Gothica

Retro Mania!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.littlereview.com/getcritical/trek/ jccomnt.htm. Mainon, Dominique, and James Ursini. The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen. Pompton Plains, NJ: Limelight Editions, 2006. 200 Female Action Heroes Roberts, Robin A. ‘‘Science, Race, and Gender in Star Trek: Voyager.’’ In Fantasy Girls: Gender in the New Universe of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, ed. Elyce Rae Helford. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000. Roberts, Robin A. Sexual Generations: Star Trek: The Next

wore her hair in a ponytail, spun around in place to became Wonder Woman, instantly revealing her true identity, hair billowing, with upbeat music underscoring her transformation. Wonder Woman wielded numerous powerful weapons, all of which origi- nated from Paradise Island and were either made of superior materials or had supernatural origins. The golden belt she wore helped her maintain her power while away from Paradise Island. The tiara could be used as a boomerang. The bracelets, which

has stunning fighting capabilities and com- bines brutal power, girliness, and sex appeal. She is best known for her kicking power (which she demonstrates using various martial arts techniques) and she has powerful, protruding thighs and calves to show for it. Although her legs are her most prominent feature, she has large breasts and a small waist, the trademark dimensions of female comic book heroes and video game characters, geared to appeal to male fantasies. Though her birth date is

involves exceptional skill, confidence, and upper-body strength. In the caves, the horrific tale unfolds. A rock slide blocks the way out, forcing the women to work together and testing their endurance, skill, and strength while attempting to rescue themselves. Making matters worse are the monstrous predators stalking the women, killing them one by one. Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) emerges as a valiant warrior, who kills the predators and alone escapes the cave. against an adult Alien, she uses

For a time, Wonder Woman underwent a dramatic change in the comic books, morphing into an Emma Peel-like character who was into fashion and an expert martial artist. Although The Avengers had been canceled in 1969, the series returned as The New Avengers in 1976. Steed, still played by Patrick Macnee, was given two new Emma Peel 121 sidekicks, Mike Gambit (Gareth Hunt) and Purdey (Joanna Lumley). In 1998, The Avengers film was released to theaters. John Steed was played by Ralph Fiennes

Download sample

Download