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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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Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics
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Wasp is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Tales to Astonish
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Elektra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Daredevil
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Domino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Detective Comics, Batman
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Spider-Woman (Jessica Dr... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel Spotlight
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Sif is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Journey into Mystery
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Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Red Sonja is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Donna Troy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Brave and the Bold
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Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey
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Spider-gwen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Polaris is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Death is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Spider-Girl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Vixen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Medusa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Magik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Wonder Girl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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