The Black Widow’s first appearances were as a recurring, non-costumed, Russian-spyantagonist in the feature “Iron Man”, beginning in Tales of Suspense No. 52 (April 1964). Five issues later, she recruited the besotted costumed archer and later superhero Hawkeye to her cause. Her government later supplied her with her first Black Widow costume and high-tech weaponry, but she eventually defected to the United States after appearing, temporarily brainwashed against the U.S., in the superhero-team series The Avengers No. 29 (July 1966). The Widow later became a recurring ally of the team before officially becoming its sixteenth member.
Sharon Carter, alias Agent 13, is a fictional character, a secret agent in the Marvel Comics universe. She is an ex-field agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. under Nick Fury and occasionally the girlfriend of Captain America. In original continuity, Sharon was said to be the younger sister of Peggy Carter, the wartime love interest of Captain America, but she was later retconned as Peggy’s niece because of the unaging nature of comic book characters.
So some of you may have seen this article today, "Everything you Know About Corsets is False" by Lisa Hix. It is a good article and touches on many of the things I find myself answering while at conventions. You should read it.
I appreciate many of the things she brings up in her article. I find that so many women and men don't really understand corsets.
The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition
September 16 – 18, 2011
Courtyard Marriott / Central MA Expo Center
TLA Productions was formed in 2010 to bring a major Steampunk Convention to New England. According to their Facebook page: ”Several of us had been complaining that there was no major Steampunk convention in New England. In particular, a couple of us wanted Abney Park to come to Boston, or at least closer to us than New York City. As you might expect, someone eventually said, “Why don’t you stop complaining and do it yourself.” So one of us thought about it for a few seconds and then said, “Why not?” The rest, as they say, is history.”