Women are now central to many science fiction films--but that has not always been the case. Female characters, from their token presence (or absence) in the silent pictures of the early 20th century to their roles as assistants, pulp princesses and sexy robots, and eventually as scientists, soldiers and academics, have often struggled to be seen and heard in a genre traditionally regarded as of men, by men and for men. Surveying more than 650 films across 120 years, the author charts the highs and lows of women's visibility in science fiction's cinematic history through the effects of two world wars, social and cultural upheavals and advances in film technology.
New London of 2921 is a crowded, filthy slime-pit awash with Death-Juice junkies, Latin-spouting armored fascists, exploding nuns and a religious cult who worship Bing CrosbyÕs left testicle. ItÕs also home to ultra-violent, foul-mouthed private eye Johnny Nemo Ð a streetwise PI who deals in deathÉ and simple solutions to complex problems. The classic, remastered collection features never-before-seen art and is the crowing glory of award-winning writer, Peter Milligan (All-New Doop, Hellblazer, Shadowman) and Illustrators Brett Ewins (Bad Company, Skreemer).
Release on 2009-10-08 | by Maggie Thompson,Brent Frankenhoff
Author: Maggie Thompson,Brent Frankenhoff
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
No other guide on the market covers the volume of comic book listings and range of eras as Comic Book Checklist & Price Guide does, in an easy-to-use checklist format. Readers can access listings for 130,000 comics, issued since 1961, complete with names, cover date, creator information and near-mint pricing. With super-hero art on the cover and collecting details from the experts as America's longest-running magazine about comics in this book, there is nothing that compares.