A few weeks ago, as I’m sure some of you following our twitter account (@girlsreadcomics) remember, Dee and I got a little incensed as we counted out how many Marvel titles will actually have women starring in them by February. I think our final estimate was about three titles that would be sure to last, and weren’t team books.
On the other hand, though I don’t read DC regularly, I can count up to five titles that star women: Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Batgirl, Birds of Prey and Supergirl. It’s ridiculous, to say the least, but that’s a post for another day.
What I’d like right now, is some advice on where to start reading up on these women. The most DC reading I’ve done lately was the Palmiotti/Gray/Conner run of Power Girl (which I love) and the last 40 or so issues of Wonder Woman before the 600 renumbering. Oh, and the current run of Birds of Prey.
So, where’s a good place to jump in for Supergirl (and is it a good series)? What do I need to find to read up on Barbara Gordon before she was Oracle (that isn’t The Killing Joke)? Is Zatanna more than just a chick who talks backwards?
Help me out, girls (and guys)!