Lonely Gods:
Social Minorities in American Superhero Comic Books

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No Place For a Girl: Women in Comics


     This section of my study evolved directly out of an essay I wrote for the MSCD Honors Course American Culture II. Within this essay, I studied the portrayals and characterizations of women in Batman comics from 1940 to the present day. While it is my intent to greatly expand this topic to other comics such as Wonder Woman and The X-Men, at this point I only have the Batman portion completed, and as such it will dominate the discussion.

     Due to the number of large comic panels and images used within each section, I have separated them by decade.