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Friday Foster, Black Female Comic Book Heroines, Black Female Superheroes


Friday Foster was an African-American comic strip heroine created by Jim Lawrence. Lawrence was inspired to create the character after seeing images of Warhol factory regular (and the first black model to appear on British Vogue!) Donyale Luna.

Friday worked a photo assistant at a fashion magazine who moonlighted as a detective. Friday Foster comics ran in newspapers from 1970 to 1974. In October of 1972, Dell Comics ran a single issue of Friday Foster. Friday Foster was adapted into a blaxploitation film starring Pam Grier as Friday Foster, in 1975.

A few excerpts from Friday Foster Comics

Friday Foster Comics, Black Female Comic Books

Friday Foster Comics, Black Female Comic Books

Friday Foster Comics, Black Female Comic Books

The Original issue is available for $150.00 at Project B.

The Original Poster for Friday Foster starring Pam Grier

Friday Foster, Black Comic Book Heroines, Pam Grier, Female Blaxploitation Movie Stars

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