“It would have been a major let-down to the kids if they found out that the author of such virile and awesome characters was a gal.” June Tarpe Mills, American Illustrator (1918-1988)

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Mills was the creator of Miss Fury, the first major female comic book superhero to go to print. Her stylized work changed the role of women in comics and helped change the way we see women in society. Mills made them powerful and glamorous, and during WWII,, her iconic Miss Fury character was a painted symbol of strength onto B17 and B24 bomber planes. Mills’ legacy lives on in the Eisner Hall of Fame at ComicCon San Diego.

For fans of Miss Fury and people wanting to enjoy more of June Tarpe Mills’ work, WomanScape suggests:

Miss Fury Sensational Sundays: 1941-1944

Miss Fury Comic Planner: Miss Fury Comic Book Blank Sketchbook for Kids and Adults

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Rose combines her love of all things artfully-designed to connect women to a shared community of learning and a richer, more fulfilled self. As a passionate storyteller, published writer, and international traveler, Rose believes women can build a better world through powerful storytelling.

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