Published February 28, 2019

Women of Marvel Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane with Historian Trina Robbins

The writer and comics expert talks about Marvel's Golden Age romance comics!

Marvel's 80th

This week's episode of Women of Marvel is a true celebration of the women of Marvel -- specifically, some of the first women who ever read Marvel comics! Co-hosts Sana Amanat and Judy Stephens welcomed guest Trina Robbins, a writer and historian, to zero in on Marvel's Golden Age in the 1940s and 1950s as part of the celebration of Marvel's 80th Anniversary. This was an era that produced more genre comics than Super Hero stories, and the romance comics that came out of that time brought tons of girls and women into the comic book fold.

Robbins also discusses the notable women creators of the time, including Ruth Atkinson, Fran Hopper, Tarpé Mills, and Marie Severin. Below, click through our gallery of vintage Marvel comics covers.

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The Women of Marvel podcast assembles to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every other Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel VP, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat and Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens.

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Miss America by Pauline Loth (1944)