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Dark Horse Heroes






Action Girl Cover Image

Ghost #2 ™ & © 1995 Dark Horse Comics, Inc. COVER ART BY ADAM HUGHES.

DC Comics

An adventurer, an author, a teller of tall tales, a dreamer, and perhaps a bit of a rogue, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was the individual who created the comic book as we know it today, observed writer Les Daniels in his book, DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes (1995). Nicholson, a former cavalry officer, drew from his military experiences when penning fiction stories in the late 1920s and early 1930s for a pulp magazine whose name would soon bear great significance for him: Adventure.

Dial "H" for Hero






Action Girl Cover Image

Adventure Comics #482 © 1981 DC Comics. COVER ART BY CARMINE INFANTINO, DENNIS JENSEN, AND DON HECK.

Do-It-Yourself Heroes

True to its favored theme of alien planets and parallel dimensions, the field of major superhero publishers has a parallel world all its own, in the output of fanzines, small-press ventures, and self-published writers and artists. Though this world is best known for autobiographical cartooning by quirky outcasts (Phoebe Gloeckner, Daniel Clowes), offbeat fairytale fantasy (Linda Medley's Castle Waiting), and other individualistic exceptions to the entertainment mainstream, fan and indie publishing has seen its share of costumed adventurers.

Dragon Ball






Action Girl Cover Image

Dragon Ball Z Part 5 #4 (2002) © BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, Inc. COVER ART BY AKIRA TORIYAMA.