Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The First Female Superhero in Comics

Most people think of Wonder Woman as the first female superhero. However she didn't appear until March of 1941. Fatomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle, predated her by over a year, first appearing in February of 1940. Incidentally, the Woman in Red is considered the first female masked super hero. She first appears in March of 1940 and, although she never got a cover appearance, stories featuring her ran until 1945.

However, if you go back further into the era of the pulps, Golden Amazon appeared in 1939 and has a strong claim to the title of first female superhero, although she was never referred to as such and started out as a villain before reforming. The Domino Lady was one of the earliest, if not the earliest, masked female crimefighter, first appearing in Saucy Romantic Adventures in 1936

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