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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

A History of Girls Comics by Susan Brewer

This is a book which seems to have slipped under the radar a bit. It’s an overview of girl’s comics written by Susan Brewer back in 2010, and published by Pen and Sword Books.

According to the publisher: ‘Susan Brewer taps into the nostalgic women’s market for comics from their childhood Jackie, Girl's Own, Bunty etc, from the early days in Victorian England to teen mags and TV-related comics, including Teletubbies and CBeebies. The book also covers partworks such as the highly collectable Vicky and other collectables, including annuals, covermounts and giveaways and toys and games tie-ins, including board games.’

Girls’ comics have traditionally been overlooked somewhat and not been given the same attention as boys’ comics. But there have been many classic girls comics, everything from Misty to Bunty, which are fondly remembered by their readers.

This book looks like an informative and comprehensive overview and should be worth checking out by anyone with an interest in this area.

A History of Girls Comics by Susan Brewer is available from bookshoops, online book stores and the Pen and Sword website

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