A History of Girls Comics by Susan Brewer

History of Girls Comics by Susan BrewerThe History of Girls’ Comics by Susan Brewer which seems to have slipped under the radar a bit. It’s an overview of girl’s comics released back in 2010, and published by Pen and Sword Books.

In the boook, 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, and we’ve got a general feature on the subject here on downthetubes.

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

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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