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The Refrigerator Monologues - Annie Wu, Catherynne M. Valente
The Refrigerator Monologues
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The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comicsFrom 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,... show more
The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comicsFrom 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.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781481459341 (1481459341)
ASIN: 1481459341
Publisher: Saga Press
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
An utter surprise, and so utterly necessary. It's no secret that there's a bit of problem with how women have been treated in comic books, but I haven't seen anywhere else the objections, and their solutions, laid out as effectively as they are here.Valente takes some inspiration from the Big Boy co...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
3.0 The Refrigerator Monologues -- Linked Fantasy Shorts
What a fun little book. Linked short stories all from "Deadtown" where we are shown around and introduced to the Hell Hath Club by its president Paige Embry. Being president means Paige gets to the Lethe Café early to hold the table while she passes the time drinking ristretto pulled cups of nothing...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it
4.0 Review: The Refrigerator Monologues
An interesting set of interconnected backstories for several dead ladies modeled on DC and Marvel characters, but set in a unique superhero universe. I was familiar with most, but not all of the source material. The section reinterpreting Jean Grey was by far the best. Even teenage me thought Dark...
Interrupting Soliloquy
Interrupting Soliloquy rated it
5.0 The Refrigerator Monologues
"I belong in the refrigerator. Because the truth is, I’m just food for a superhero. He’ll eat up my death and get the energy he needs to become a legend."
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