Honoring Ramona Fradon: DC’s Women’s History Month Tribute

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Ramona Fradon DC's Women's History

The recent passing of legendary comic book artist Ramona Fradon left a profound impact on the comic book community.

Fradon’s illustrious career spanned from 1950 to 1995, during which she made significant contributions to the industry including her work on Aquaman’s series and the co-creation of Metamorpho.

Despite her recent demise, DC Comics plans to pay tribute to Fradon’s legacy by releasing her final comic book covers posthumously in March coinciding with Women’s History Month.

Fradon’s Last Contribution

Collaborating with award-winning colorist Patricia “Trish” Mulvihill and inker Sandra Hope, Fradon crafted three variant covers for female-led DC comic books.

These covers penciled by Fradon before her passing represent her enduring influence on the industry and serve as a fitting tribute to her remarkable career.

Release Dates and Featured Comics

The variant covers will debut on two DC comic books slated for release on March 19, 2024: Wonder Woman #7 by Tom King and Guillem March and Catwoman #63 by Tini Howard and Carmine Di Giandomenico.

Fradon’s final contribution will be featured on Power Girl #7 scheduled to hit comic book stores on March 26, 2024.

Character Lineup on the Covers

Each cover showcases a lineup of iconic female superheroes from the DC Universe. The Wonder Woman #7 cover features Wonder Woman alongside Hawkgirl, Nubia, Starfire, Donna Troy, Vixen, Jessica Cruz, and Mera.

The Catwoman #63 cover depicts Catwoman surrounded by Batwoman, Katana, Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Black Canary.

Lastly, the Power Girl #7 cover highlights Supergirl at the center accompanied by Power Girl, Natasha Irons, Zatanna, Mera, Mary Marvel and Big Barda.

A Tribute to Fradon’s Legacy

Fradon’s covers not only showcase her artistic prowess but also serve as a poignant tribute to her unparalleled contributions to the comic book industry.

Her interpretation of modern superhero designs such as Supergirl’s new costume and Natasha Irons’ armor underscores her ability to adapt and innovate even in her later years.

As fans eagerly anticipate the release of Fradon’s final covers, they stand as a testament to her enduring legacy as a trailblazing female comic book artist. Her artistry and influence will continue to inspire generations of comic book enthusiasts making her an indelible figure in the annals of comic book history.

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