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By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail. Viking era tales of fearsome female warriors fighting side-by-side with men have long aroused suspicions that women may, too, have dominated the battlefield. But, with little evidence to prove their presence, the idea has remained controversial, and many have dismissed it as folklore.
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When ComicsAlliance first decided to devote a February fortnight to highlighting great sexy comics and the great artists who produce them, Ross Campbell was the first creator I thought of. Not only has the cartoonist a master of the female form, he's also one of the few artists who celebrates that form in the myriad of ways it appears in reality, from the curvy girls of his Wet Moon graphic novel series to the steamy sexpots of The Abandoned and Water Bab y to the formidable warriors of Mountain Girl and his brilliant redesign of Rob Liefeld's Glory. Campbell took some time away from his drawing board to talk to CA about his body of work from The Abandoned to Gloryhow he draws characters the way he does and why he draws the characters the way he does, covering everything from "bad cheesecake" to "Fraggle eyelids" in the process.
Amazons—fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world—were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom?
Her school of warriors turned out some of the top Celtic heroes. A woman whose only purpose in Irish mythology is to teach the best and strongest of Ireland's warriors to harness their martial skillsbut who is only recognized through the exploits of the men she trains. Leyendecker in T. Public Domain.
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You are a good fighter, trained from a young age, but the barbarian riding fast toward you is better. He is on horseback, riding without saddle or stirrup, clad in the clothes of his tribe: pants, long sleeves, and a pointed cap. You see that now, but the sight is so strange to you that it takes a moment to understand: the warrior heading toward you is a woman.