The Refrigerator Monologues (Hardcover)

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By Catherynne M. Valente, Annie Wu (Illustrator)
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If you have ever wondered about the women who suffer just because of their relationships to a superhero, this is the book for you. Should be required reading for any superhero fan.  --Angela

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If you have ever wondered about the women who suffer  just because of their relationships to a superhero, this is the book for you. Should be required reading for any superhero fan.

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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 bestselling 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481459341
ISBN-10: 1481459341
Publisher: Saga Press
Publication Date: June 6th, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English