Books Supergirls Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines by Mike Madrid Paperback, 323 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $16.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSupergirlsSubtitleFashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book HeroinesAuthorMike Madrid Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Offers a cultural history of comic book heroines from the 1940s to the twenty-first century. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Supergirls E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images Best Books Of 2009 The Best Five Books To Share With Your Friends December 2, 2009 Some books you simply can't keep to yourself. Glen Weldon shares the titles he's recommended this year — from a history of women in comics, to a collection of very short short stories — what unites these books is the urge they spark to send them out into the world so that they might sink their hooks into someone else. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'The Supergirls' November 30, 2009 Decade by decade, Mike Madrid offers an encyclopedic overview of the origins and exploits of the few female crime fighters who have graced comic pages.