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The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics.

From the New York Times best-selling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who's ever been "refrigerated": comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero's storyline will progress.

In an entirely new and original superhero universe, Valente subversively explores these ideas and themes in the superhero genre, treating them with the same love, gravity, and humor as her fairy tales. After all, superheroes are our new fairy tales and these six women have their own stories to share.

©2017 Catherynne M. Valente (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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I have to say that I'm a little disappointed even though the stories of the individual women was told to make you feel bad for them. all I can say is, I don't, actions have consequences and all that told there story didnt seem like they that I was more interested in the world that the dead inhabit there. what are the roles of the gargoyles it's half baked for me wish more thought was put in beside the support group. performance was great. surprised keep up the good work.

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