Dangerous Curves (CBG Presents)
Keep your eyes wide open because there's trouble ahead - and what fine trouble it is! Featuring more than 180 illustrations, the best of the comic book world's bad girls come into view in this full-color tribute to the smokin' hot women who brought glamour - and menace - to oh-so-graphic tales of rousing (or should that be arousing?) adventure. As Jessica Rabbit said "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way." Amen, sister.
Image source: Batman #244 (Sep 72); © 1972 National Periodical Publications, Inc. Image source: Batman #658 (Dec 06); © 2006 DC Comics 8. Viper, aka Madame Hydra After her schemes against Captain America and The Avengers were foiled, Madame Hydra teamed up with Viper and his Serpent Squad. She killed him, took his code name as her own, and has gone on to perpetrate nefarious schemes against nearly every Marvel super-hero, hijack the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and even coerce
Entertainment Group, Inc. 9. Madelyne Pryor, The Goblin Queen Created as a clone of Jean Grey (trust us, that story is complicated), Madelyne Pryor became the second love of Scott Summers’ life, and she and Scott had a child. When she learned of her true origins, Pryor became The Goblin Queen and brought all sorts of havoc to Marvel’s “Inferno” event. “All sorts of havoc” were possible due to her telepathic, telekinetic, and teleportational talents. And did we mention magic? Image
Airboy #5 (Sep 86); © 1986 Dave Stevens Image source: Air Fighters Comics Vol. 2 #2 (Nov 43); © 1943 Hillman Publications; scan courtesy of Heritage Comic Auctions 40. Huntress Oh, identity conflicts! Note the entry for the Huntress known as Paula Brooks (#17, Tigress/Huntress). Before the events of DC’s Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Huntress we’re talking about here was the daughter of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, the original Batman and Catwoman, respectively, who took up her
source: Miss Fury #2 (2000); © 2000 Avalon Communications 60. Dragon Lady Created by Milton Caniff for his Terry and the Pirates newspaper strip, The Dragon Lady was a dangerous, devious pirate. She often put Terry and his pals into deadly danger: danger that sometimes even threatened her. With her army of minions and mastery of strategy, she not only managed to survive — but often saved Terry and others, as well. Image source: Terry and the Pirates: Enter the Dragon Lady (1975); © 1975
encountered: ruthless and determined — as is obvious in her cover image. P’Gell warned readers in her first appearance that her story wasn’t for little boys; her black-widow ways proved it. The career path of Denny’s childhood sweetheart, Sand, put her on the opposite side of the law from that of her former paramour — but she clearly knew how to cope with challenges. Image source: Spirit section (May 25, 1947); © 1947 Everett M. Arnold Image source: Spirit section (Jan. 15, 1950); © 1950