As soon as I was old enough to read full-length novels, I lost nearly all interest in comic books. But as preschoolers, my friends and I devoured DC Comics (Marvel was barely on the pop-culture radar screen back then). We used to pretend that we were members of the Justice League of America, acting out scenarios from the latest issue and making up our own adventures. Being the only girl in the gang, I never had any competition for the coveted role of Wonder Woman. My two best buddies usually opted for the Flash and Green Lantern.