Thursday, February 8, 2018

Four and a half Golden Age female superheroes in modest costumes

The most famous female superhero of the Golden Age of comics, Wonder Woman, shows a bit of skin. Perhaps the next most famous, the Phantom Lady, shows even more. But just as costumes for men ranged from Namor's speedos to Batman's almost full-concealment, so did those for women.

The Woman In Red could be the superhero for any very conservative religion:


Nelvana was fully covered and had a skirt for a little extra modesty:


Miss America took the same approach:



Liberty Belle rocked jodhpurs:


And the Black Orchid started off modestly:


Though she tended to lose clothes as she fought:


Related: Power Girl vs. the Slut-shamers of Skiffydom: on cosplay and feminist pulchriphobia:

1 comment:


  1. The comics are not just for fun, public relations are dependent on such books. Children start to follow the characters and pay huge amounts of money in collecting toys, games, logos. A change is needed in such comics. They should learn something from The Nigerian one.
    You must have read some awful stories published from some big African comic in Nigeria.
    Children start to follow the characters and pay huge amounts of money in collecting toys, games, logos. A change is needed in such comics. They should learn something from The Nigerian one.You must have read some awful stories published from some big african comics in Nigeria. The comic are not just for fun, public relations are dependent on such books.

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