Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Grey Gargoyle

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Menshevik

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Subj: Re: The precursor of Wonder Woman: Amazona the Mighty Woman
Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 at 05:05:22 am EST (Viewed 61 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The precursor of Wonder Woman: Amazona the Mighty Woman
Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 at 04:51:15 pm EST (Viewed 75 times)



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    Golden Amazon (April 1939): first super-strong female heroine to overtly reference the Amazon myth (pulp, later paperback novels)


This character? That's fun!
http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/g/goldamaz.htm
https://thepulp.net/pulpsuperfan/2019/07/15/introduction-to-the-golden-amazon-series/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Russell_Fearn#Golden_Amazon


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    Of course, it would be more correct to call Amazona "a" precursor of Wonder Woman, because there were literally dozens of superheroines before WW, including a few who prefigured her in one way or another. As far as I could make out, here are a few significant firsts:

    Domino Lady (May 1936): first female costumed crime-fighter (pulp)

    Olga Mesmer, the Girl with the X-Ray Eyes (August 1937) first super-strong heroine in comics (a comic series in a pulp magazine)

    Golden Amazon (April 1939): first super-strong female heroine to overtly reference the Amazon myth (pulp, later paperback novels)

    Ritty (partner of Minimidget) (September 1939): First comicbook superheroine.

    Amazona the Mighty Woman (March 1940): First super-strong female heroine in comicbooks to overtly referenc the Amazon myth

    USA, the Spirit of Old Glory (March 1941): First superheroine to wear the Stars and Stripes (an actual flag in her case, not a costume).

    Pat Patriot (August 1941): First superheroine to wear a costume based on the Stars and Stripes.


... and bondage scenes & erotic innuendo with Phantom Lady and others, I guess... (^_^')
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_girl_art
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_Lady


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    Amazona the Mighty Woman (March 1940): First super-strong female heroine in comicbooks to overtly referenc the Amazon myth

Also, an American finds her in an exotic land and she follows him to the USA.


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