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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5,219 2,243
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Rogue X-Men

2
4,185 2,792
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wonder Woman All Star Comics

3
2,630 1,917
Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Storm X-Men

4
2,859 2,332
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Harley Quinn Batman

5
2,464 1,295
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Jean Grey X-Men

6
2,057 1,118
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Poison Ivy Batman

7
2,578 2,322
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Catwoman Batman

8
2,259 1,397
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mystique X-Men

9
2,131 1,284
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

10
1,975 978
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

11
1,774 1,260
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Emma Frost X-Men

12
1,828 939
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Zatanna Hawkman

13
1,942 979
Raven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Raven Teen Titans

14
1,798 926
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Psylocke Captain Britain

The Most Revealing Superheroine Costumes in Comics

15
1,797 882
Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Barbara Gordon Birds of Prey

16
1,791 1,101
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ms. Marvel The Avengers

17
1,390 957
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk She-Hulk

18
1,564 1,338
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Kitty Pryde Uncanny X-Men

19
1,661 909
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Supergirl Action Comics, Superman

20
1,172 918
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Invisible Woman Marvel 1602

21
1,133 925
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Elektra Daredevil

22 Comic Book Movies We Never Got to Experience

22
1,617 628
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
1,374 945
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Black Cat The Amazing Spider-Man

24
1,386 446
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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25
1,158 551
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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26
845 870
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

27
1,096 767
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkgirl All Star Comics

28
782 594
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mad Scar added Valkyrie

The Best Comic Book Villains

29
855 663
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wasp Tales to Astonish

30
843 756
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
684 654
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
853 620
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

33
935 646
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Talia al Ghul Detective Comics, Batman

34
870 649
Sif is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Sif Journey into Mystery

35
622 614
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
KaylaHumphreys added Polaris

The Best Marvel Comics Movies

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612 410
Domino is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
sandra-walker-luihn added Domino

37
634 678
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Jubilee

38
701 396
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
brandon-nelms added Gamora

39
682 674
Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Helena Bertinelli Birds of Prey

40
479 199
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
badoo added Power Girl

41
561 729
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
udontneedtoknowmyname added April O'Neil

42
534 637
Spider Woman ( Julia Carpenter... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
charlesminorversion1 added Spider Woman ( Julia Carpenter )

The Hottest Video Game Vixens of All Time

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580 586
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
charlesminorversion1 added Vixen

44
462 563
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ag47 added Mockingbird

45
445 585
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Dazzler

46
559 523
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
First L added Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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433 515
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Cheetah

48
474 352
Death is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
MarylyleMcCue added Death Sandman

49
451 492
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mad Scar added Medusa

50
404 509
Miss Martian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
biggdelta7 added Miss Martian