Truth is, they're all wrong.
The first female superhero, Fantomah, saw print in Feb. 1940, in the pages of Jungle Comics #2.
Created by writer/artist Fletcher Hanks (working as Barclay Flagg), the earliest "Fantomah" stories carried his trademark powerful character type dishing out extreme supernatural justice against evil-doers. Here's a splash panel from one of the early Fantomah stories that tells you everything you need to know about her -- other than her habit of turning villains into strange creatures or dispatching them violently. Oh -- and her own ability to turn into a terrifying skull-faced Furie when angered.
|The "first life" of Fantomah|
|Fantomah, with Ken and Fury, during her "second life."|
|The undead stalk Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharohs, during her "third life."|
Like most of NUELOW Games' releases, it's co-edited by yours truly, and I am also responsible for the game design. I hope some of you will check it out and let me know what you think.
And, of course, I hope you'll like it well enough to come back for Books Two and Three!