Tyranny Rex was one of a wave of strong female characters who appeared in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Created by John Smith and Steve Dillon, she helped to shatter preconceptions of British comics, even as musicians P J Harvey, Elastica and Hole took on the boys’ club of Rock ‘n Roll soon afterwards.
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- John Harris Dunning, Paul Gravett
- Art and anarchy in British comics
In the 1930s, as the age of superheroes was dawning in America, quite different heroes populated the pages of British comics.