Total Nerd The Best Female Comic Book Characters  

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List Rules Women in comic books, including female superheroes as well as villains.

List of the best female comic book characters, be they superhero or villain. These are the women characters comic book enthusiasts continue to adore for a range of reasons. The list includes great women in comics from any period, from classic characters (such as Wonder Woman) to characters who were introduced in the 21st century.

Did you know that Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, holds the official Guinness World Record of being the first female character to act as the main heroine in her own comic series? The first issue of Sheena Queen of the Jungle was published in the U.S. in 1942. Fans of female comic book characters might know that Wonder Woman first appeared in that same year, but according to Guinness, Sheena was published earlier in the year, thus earning her the title.

The top females in comic books today don’t necessarily resemble these forerunners of the genre. As of 2013, there are female comic book characters, best or otherwise, of different nationalities, allegiances, and abilities. Comic book readers might note one similarity amongst female comic book characters from all time periods, though: The best female comic book characters, heroines and villains, are usually dressed to turn men’s heads.

This list contains the best female comic book characters of all time, including famous female superheroes and villainesses. You might prefer the villains. You might prefer the superheroes. You might choose your favorites based on abilities, clothing, or personality. However you choose your favorites, though, the greatest women in comics are all right here.

Check out these amazing comic book heroines and other girl comic book characters!
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5,158 2,188
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Rogue X-Men

2
4,099 2,774
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wonder Woman All Star Comics

3
2,578 1,889
Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Storm X-Men

4
2,809 2,298
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Harley Quinn Batman

5
2,411 1,277
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Jean Grey X-Men

6
2,006 1,094
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Poison Ivy Batman

7
2,210 1,378
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mystique X-Men

8
2,524 2,304
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Catwoman Batman

9
2,076 1,274
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

10
1,930 965
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

11
1,745 1,235
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Emma Frost X-Men

12
1,788 921
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Zatanna Hawkman

13
1,910 953
Raven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Raven Teen Titans

14
1,764 909
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Psylocke Captain Britain

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

15
1,764 864
Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Barbara Gordon Birds of Prey

16
1,747 1,089
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ms. Marvel The Avengers

17
1,359 937
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk She-Hulk

18
1,531 1,322
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Kitty Pryde Uncanny X-Men

19
1,625 891
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Supergirl Action Comics, Superman

20
1,142 903
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Invisible Woman Marvel 1602

21
1,106 905
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Elektra Daredevil

The Best Marvel Comics Movies

22
1,585 615
Black Canary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Black Canary Birds of Prey, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

23
1,351 923
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Black Cat The Amazing Spider-Man

24
1,351 431
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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25
1,128 538
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added X-23

26
825 849
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

27
1,073 750
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkgirl All Star Comics

28
754 581
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mad Scar added Valkyrie

The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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825 651
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wasp Tales to Astonish

30
821 740
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) Marvel Spotlight

31
660 638
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt1 added Gwen Stacy The Amazing Spider-Man

32
909 633
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Talia al Ghul Detective Comics, Batman

33
822 611
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

34
852 639
Sif is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Sif Journey into Mystery

35
607 601
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
KaylaHumphreys added Polaris

Easter Eggs From Every Marvel Movie

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589 399
Domino is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
sandra-walker-luihn added Domino

37
616 666
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Jubilee

38
679 387
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
brandon-nelms added Gamora

39
666 665
Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Helena Bertinelli Birds of Prey

40
456 189
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
badoo added Power Girl

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553 713
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
udontneedtoknowmyname added April O'Neil

42
525 623
Spider Woman ( Julia Carpenter... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
charlesminorversion1 added Spider Woman ( Julia Carpenter )

22 Comic Book Movies We Never Got to Experience

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570 572
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
charlesminorversion1 added Vixen

44
434 572
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Dazzler

45
549 508
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
First L added Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

46
445 555
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ag47 added Mockingbird

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422 502
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Cheetah

48
462 337
Death is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
MarylyleMcCue added Death Sandman

49
437 478
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mad Scar added Medusa

50
394 494
Miss Martian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
biggdelta7 added Miss Martian