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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4,406 2,850
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wonder Woman All Star Comics

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5,335 2,364
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Rogue X-Men

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2,764 1,974
Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Storm X-Men

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2,966 2,424
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Harley Quinn Batman

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2,173 1,182
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Poison Ivy Batman

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2,570 1,355
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Jean Grey X-Men

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2,699 2,370
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Catwoman Batman

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2,372 1,447
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mystique X-Men

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2,253 1,324
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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2,101 1,013
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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1,869 1,310
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Emma Frost X-Men

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1,911 988
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Zatanna Hawkman

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2,006 1,028
Raven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Raven Teen Titans

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1,860 965
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Psylocke Captain Britain

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1,867 919
Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Barbara Gordon Birds of Prey

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1,875 1,136
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ms. Marvel The Avengers

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1,461 1,002
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk She-Hulk

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1,614 1,379
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Kitty Pryde Uncanny X-Men

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1,726 952
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Supergirl Action Comics, Superman

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1,229 957
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Invisible Woman Marvel 1602

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1,181 970
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Elektra Daredevil

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1,684 652
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

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1,425 980
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Black Cat The Amazing Spider-Man

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1,452 470
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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1,204 580
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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889 908
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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1,128 796
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkgirl All Star Comics

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906 681
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wasp Tales to Astonish

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820 619
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mad Scar added Valkyrie

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868 782
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) Marvel Spotlight

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

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891 644
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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969 675
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Talia al Ghul Detective Comics, Batman

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901 671
Sif is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Sif Journey into Mystery

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645 642
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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652 436
Domino is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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665 706
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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754 414
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
brandon-nelms added Gamora

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707 699
Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Helena Bertinelli Birds of Prey

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521 226
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
badoo added Power Girl

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588 757
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Spider Woman ( Julia Carpenter... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Vixen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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479 589
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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467 611
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Dazzler

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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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447 545
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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467 518
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mad Scar added Medusa

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Death is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
MarylyleMcCue added Death Sandman

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