#GAReads | Before Wonder Woman, there was Miss Fury and the female artist who created her
You won’t find June Tarpé Mills in huge superhero anthologies that aren’t focused explicitly on women. She’s missing from so many of them, which is shocking considering her contribution to comics: Mills was the first woman to create a female superhero. Her heroine, Miss Fury, made her debut in April 1941—eight months before Wonder Woman saw print. Together, Mills and Fury would set the bar for pop culture’s heroic women. Fortunately, comics historians like Trina Robbins have championed overlooked women in the industry through excellent publications, bringing their history to light so we can celebrate them.