"Jack Byron is a devil," Grandmother Gight had told her, "and your life with him will be a hell. Are you ready to live in hell, my girl, for a red coat and the finest legs in Bath?"
By giving the women characters a voice in her narrative, she humanizes them. In doing so, [Marion Zimmer Bradley] offers a counterstory to the oppressive Woman as Temptress master narrative.
In fact, I'm not really talking about the Big Blue Boy Scout at all, really; I'm talking about superhero comics generally.
There are no children of my blood / because I have failed under the eye / of history to make a family