"HOVERGIRL'S CRAZY MIX-UP"
Hoverboy's dodgy relationship with women is perfectly personified
in the cover from HOVERBOY #36.
With the introduction of female counterparts for Superman and Batman in their respective publications, it was inevitable that Hoverboy
would one day meet his Hovergirl.
In this cover, the typically chauvinistic Hoverboy once again puts
Hovergirl in her place. I've never come across Hovergirl's origin
issue, so it's unclear what relationship there's supposed to be
between the two hero's, but if this issue is any indication, her
sole purpose was to purport that a woman's place was in the home,
and not fighting crime!
Hovergirl encounters several acts which she thinks are crimes,
when in fact the situations are quite innocent. A man taking his
wife to the
hospital is confused with a bank robber,
a man seemingly spying on a woman is actually bird watching, etc.,
etc... Finally, Hovergirl attacks a man hunting with a gun in Central
Park, only to realize the man is attempting to tranquilize a dangerous
gorilla that has escaped from the zoo! The gorilla runs amok, until
Hoverboy finally arrives to save the day.
Hoverboy certainly never did any favors for the female liberation