About Me

timhanleyTim Hanley is a comic book historian, and he blogs about Wonder Woman here at Straitened Circumstances and also writes about women in comics at Bleeding Cool in his monthly “Gendercrunching” column.  He has a Master’s degree in history from Dalhousie University, writing his honours thesis on DC Comics and the 1950s juvenile delinquency crisis and his Master’s thesis on Wonder Woman and feminism.  He’s kind of a nerd, really.

His first book, Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine, was released April 1, 2014, from Chicago Review Press, and his second book, Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet’s Ace Reporter, came out March 1, 2016, also from Chicago Review Press.

Tim is represented by Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary.

ARTICLES:

“The Women Behind Wonder Woman”

“The Brief Feminist Revolution of Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane”

“The Case for Wonder Woman”

“Lois Lane’s Cry For Help” (with Lori Wozney)

“Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About Wonder Woman”

“America’s Silver Age”

“Zombie Archie Kills the Comics Code for Good”

Review – Wonder Woman: The Complete Newspaper Strip

Review – Lois Lane: Fallout

Review – Wonder Woman: Earth One

CONTACT:

timhanley01@gmail.com

4 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Kelly Sue DeConnick Is the Future of Women in Comics | Vanity Fair Says:

    […] females between the ages of 17 and 33 were the fastest growing demographic in comics. According to comic book historian Tim Hanley the number of female-led comic-book titles has doubled in the last five years, with fans devouring […]

  2. From Vanity Fair: The Future of Women in Comics | Philosophy of Shaving Says:

    […] females between the ages of 17 and 33 were the fastest growing demographic in comics. According to comic book historian Tim Hanley the number of female-led comic-book titles has doubled in the last five years, with fans devouring […]

  3. Anonymous Says:

    What are your thoughts on Wonder Woman as the UN ambassador for gender equality? This has been in the works for a year but it recently made the news on npr and the nytimes. Just wanted your input. Thanks!

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