Religion: Kevillist (a Cirinist sect, leader); Female Supremacist/goddess worship
First Appearance: Cerebus #31 (Oct. 1981): "Chasing Cootie"
Creators: Dave Sim
Number of Appearances: 58
Ally: Lord Julius
Note: ex-wife of Lord Julius
Astoria was named after famed actress Mary Astor. Commentators have speculated that Astoria was inspired in some ways by Deni Loubert, the ex-wife of the character's creator, writer/artist Dave Sim. In Cerebus #298, Sim said this was not the case. Nevertheless, there are similarities between Sim's ex-wife and this character, the most prominent female character in the long-running Cerebus comic book series.
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