Daily Heroine: Yoko Tsuno

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Yoko Tsuno, the adventurous engineer from an ongoing series of “comics albums”, created by Belgian comic artist Roger Leloup. According to Wikipedia, The Yoko Tsuno series currently consists of nearly thirty albums (plus a novel), the first of which was published in 1972. Once again, this is a series I’ve only just scratched the surface of, but I find it quite appealing. Its art style and plots are very reminiscent of The Adventures of Tintin, which I’ve always been a big fan of. And that is not surprising when you consider that Mr Leloup worked for HergΓ© (Tintin’s creator) early in his career. So I guess Yoko Tsuno can be considered a spiritual successor to Tintin.πŸ™‚

The cover you can see is from the first album of the Cinebook edition of the Yoko Tsuno series, titled On the Edge of Life, which was first published in 2007. However, chronologically the first album is actually The Curious Trio. For some reason, Cinebook is publishing the series out of order.

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Blousey Brown

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Blousey Brown (played by the endearingly bashful-looking Florrie Dugger), the sassy aspiring singer from the British musical comedy film Bugsy Malone, released in 1976. I first saw Bugsy Malone as a kid, and I absolutely loved it. The one thing that stands out about it is that although it is a film about 1930s American gangsters, the entire cast is played by kids, and they seem to have had a great time running around the scaled-down sets. I was able to watch Bugsy Malone again last week and I can say that I still find it entertaining. The musical numbers are quite catchy, and the cast (which includes a young Jodie Foster) does a very good job. Incidentally, Bugsy Malone is Florrie Dugger’s only film role.

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: The Childlike Empress

Today’s Daily Heroine is: The Childlike Empress (Die Kindliche Kaiserin) from the novel The Neverending Story (Die unendliche Geschichte) by German author, Michael Ende. Although I think Tami Stronach did a fine job portraying The Childlike Empress in the 1984 film, The Childlike Empress from the novel is more actively involved in the story, and therefore she is a much more interesting character. Incidentally, this cover for the novel (from a 2014 edition published by Puffin), has a very Asian look to it, doesn’t it? I find this interesting, because if I remember correctly, this is the look that Mr Ende had in mind for the magical world of The Neverending Story, and this look extended to the appearance of The Childlike Empress herself.

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Gay Ellis

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Lieutenant Gay Ellis (played by the gorgeous Gabrielle Drake) from UFO, a British sci-fi TV show from the 70s, created by the great Gerry Anderson (the creator of The Thunderbirds). She is a senior Moonbase operative in SHADO, a secret organisation employing countermeasures against mysterious aliens. As a kid, I was a big fan of The Thunderbirds, and also another Gerry Anderson TV show by the name of Space:1999. I liked them because they had really cool spaceships. UFO, on the other hand, is a bit lacking in that area (which may be why I hardly ever recall watching it growing up). But what it lacks in spaceships, it more than makes up for in lovely ladies. And in my opinion, Gay Ellis is the loveliest.πŸ˜„

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Princess Leia Organa

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Princess Leia Organa (played by the late Carrie Fisher) from the original Star Wars trilogy, which came out in the 70s and 80s (and also the more recent sequel trilogy). The Empire Strikes Back is my favourite movie of all time, so I guess it’s no surprise that Princess Leia has always been a big favourite of mine. She is feisty and fearless and very attractive, especially in Return of the Jedi. That sexy slave costume of hers is something that is etched into my memory for all eternity.πŸ˜†

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊