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    Default Older Women in Comics Should Be Good

    I was just thinking about the scope of the older female in comics, ok, superhero comics
    In my entirely non-researched, with absolutely-no-thought-deeper-than-providing-a-punchline survey, I have concluded that there are three types of Older Women characters in comics.

    Those that are Immortal and still look like they're in their late 20s.... Aunt May... and Amanda Waller.


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    you forgot blind al :D
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    And Madame Web.
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    How are you defining older? Over 40 or senior citizen age?
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    Over 40ish?
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    You left out the women who are introduced as old and become inexplicably younger and better-looking as time goes on.

    Iris Allen, Dr. Ashley Kafka, Jonah Jameson's wife...surely I'm forgetting some.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Whitmore View Post
    You left out the women who are introduced as old and become inexplicably younger and better-looking as time goes on.

    Iris Allen, Dr. Ashley Kafka, Jonah Jameson's wife...surely I'm forgetting some.


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    Aunt Petunia... sort of.

    After years and years of being referenced by Ben Grimm as being an old, maiden aunt, Byrne decides to finally show her on panel-- as a young hottie. A clunker of an idea in the otherwise superb and creepy FF tale "Wendy's Friends".

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    Aunt May is Bad Ass.

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    Between arsenic-cookie Aunt May and The Golden Oldie, there's no way she couldn't be the baddest old lady in comics.
    Go !@#$ yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Zodiac View Post
    Between arsenic-cookie Aunt May and The Golden Oldie, there's no way she couldn't be the baddest old lady in comics.
    She has some stiff competition from Frau Totenkinder.


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    Good call. And on that note, Mignola's Baba Yaga from the Hellboy books is a tough broad. And Hecate, too, but she's one of those "old, immortals who stay young," so she doesn't count.
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    How about women who are young when they're introduced, but get older as the series goes on? There are various such characters in Love & Rockets, For Better or for Worse, and, I assume, Gasoline Alley.
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    No mention of Ma Hunkel yet? For shame; the woman's in her eighties and still managed to throw a good right hook or two.
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    I forgot Callisto from the Morlocks. She's certainly not elderly, but she's definitely got to be in her 40s or older.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brundlefly View Post
    I forgot Callisto from the Morlocks. She's certainly not elderly, but she's definitely got to be in her 40s or older.
    She's another one who was introduced as looking rather hideous, and as time went on, slowly morphed into an attractive woman with an eye patch.


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