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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1
4,924 1,943
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Rogue X-Men

2
3,669 2,691
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wonder Woman All Star Comics

3
2,574 2,138
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Harley Quinn Batman

4
2,319 1,778
Storm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Storm X-Men

5
1,775 969
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Poison Ivy Batman

6
2,175 1,183
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Jean Grey X-Men

7
2,001 1,276
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mystique X-Men

8
1,878 1,176
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

9
1,710 879
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

10
2,291 2,210
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Catwoman Batman

11
1,779 849
Raven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Raven Teen Titans

12
1,632 840
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Zatanna Hawkman

13
1,594 1,135
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Emma Frost X-Men

14
1,617 831
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
1,603 798
Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Barbara Gordon Birds of Prey

16
1,609 1,013
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ms. Marvel The Avengers

17
1,223 854
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk She-Hulk

18
1,472 815
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Supergirl Action Comics, Superman

19
1,423 1,244
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Kitty Pryde Uncanny X-Men

20
1,007 814
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Elektra Daredevil

21
1,014 834
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Invisible Woman Marvel 1602

The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

22
1,444 575
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
1,246 865
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Black Cat The Amazing Spider-Man

24
1,206 381
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt1 added Starfire

25
1,008 494
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added X-23

26
1,000 688
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkgirl All Star Comics

27
747 765
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

28
673 526
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

29
752 679
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) Marvel Spotlight

30
735 604
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wasp Tales to Astonish

31
590 575
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
788 588
Sif is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Sif Journey into Mystery

33
830 589
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Talia al Ghul Detective Comics, Batman

34
736 566
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

35
512 350
Domino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
sandra-walker-luihn added Domino

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

36
544 550
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
KaylaHumphreys added Polaris

37
563 604
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Jubilee

38
584 339
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
brandon-nelms added Gamora

39
373 150
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
badoo added Power Girl

40
610 619
Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Helena Bertinelli Birds of Prey

41
515 655
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
udontneedtoknowmyname added April O'Neil

42
482 575
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 Best Alternate Costumes in Marvel Comics

43
518 529
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
charlesminorversion1 added Vixen

44
505 458
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
First L added Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

45
404 517
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Dazzler

46
410 507
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ag47 added Mockingbird

47
405 294
Death is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
MarylyleMcCue added Death Sandman

48
381 456
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Cheetah

49
395 429
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mad Scar added Medusa

50
352 449
Miss Martian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
biggdelta7 added Miss Martian