The first female cmic book superhero was Wonder Woman, who appeared in 1941. With her patriotic outfit, she fit the superhero of the war years designed to inspire those waiting for their loved ones to return home from war. Catwoman was another of the female superheroes who appeared alongside Batman. Although the costume she wore was reminiscent of 1940's America, the manner of dress gradually began to change. When she appeared in the TV series, her figure was displayed in the skin tight suits that she wore. In today's comic books, she has large breasts and wears skimpy outfits.
One thing that you will notice about the female cmic superheroes is that they have perfect bodies. But there is also a stereotype associated with these characters of the earlier comics. In fact the comic books of the 1030's through the 1950's tended to portray two types of women as the main characters of the comics. These are:
The drawing of the women in the comic books had an effect on how successful the titles were. Those that were portrayed with curvaceous figures and were very beautiful were more successful than the women who were drawn as ordinary people.