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
5,026 2,068
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Rogue X-Men

2
3,871 2,733
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wonder Woman All Star Comics

3
2,686 2,210
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Harley Quinn Batman

4
2,438 1,828
Storm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Storm X-Men

5
1,889 1,025
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Poison Ivy Batman

6
2,289 1,225
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Jean Grey X-Men

7
2,104 1,321
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mystique X-Men

8
2,394 2,249
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Catwoman Batman

9
1,960 1,227
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

10
1,806 922
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

11
1,845 895
Raven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Raven Teen Titans

12
1,662 1,183
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Emma Frost X-Men

13
1,702 880
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Zatanna Hawkman

14
1,684 868
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
1,677 830
Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Barbara Gordon Birds of Prey

16
1,663 1,057
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ms. Marvel The Avengers

17
1,290 892
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk She-Hulk

18
1,540 851
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Supergirl Action Comics, Superman

19
1,474 1,284
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Kitty Pryde Uncanny X-Men

20
1,075 868
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Invisible Woman Marvel 1602

21
1,054 857
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
1,512 598
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
1,299 894
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Black Cat The Amazing Spider-Man

24
1,277 404
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt1 added Starfire

25
1,062 517
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added X-23

26
785 805
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

27
1,034 724
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkgirl All Star Comics

28
710 555
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
787 713
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
771 630
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wasp Tales to Astonish

31
620 613
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
875 608
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Talia al Ghul Detective Comics, Batman

33
826 613
Sif is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Sif Journey into Mystery

34
785 588
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

35
581 572
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
KaylaHumphreys added Polaris

The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

36
588 637
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Jubilee

37
540 380
Domino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
sandra-walker-luihn added Domino

38
629 364
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
brandon-nelms added Gamora

39
636 644
Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Helena Bertinelli Birds of Prey

40
410 172
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
badoo added Power Girl

41
535 682
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
udontneedtoknowmyname added April O'Neil

42
508 597
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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542 551
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
charlesminorversion1 added Vixen

44
531 482
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
421 544
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Dazzler

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429 530
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ag47 added Mockingbird

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404 476
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
mariahhewittt added Cheetah

48
432 312
Death is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
MarylyleMcCue added Death Sandman

49
417 450
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mad Scar added Medusa

50
373 471
Miss Martian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
biggdelta7 added Miss Martian