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
4,543 2,908
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics

2
5,434 2,438
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

3
2,867 2,031
Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

4
3,067 2,487
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

5
2,810 2,405
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

6
2,267 1,225
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

7
2,663 1,402
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

8
2,450 1,500
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

9
2,338 1,361
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

10
2,184 1,059
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

11
1,936 1,363
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

12
1,986 1,023
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkman

13
1,926 1,002
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Captain Britain

14
2,064 1,065
Raven is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Teen Titans

15
1,933 953
Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey

16
1,928 1,176
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Avengers

17
1,514 1,042
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk

18
1,662 1,415
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Uncanny X-Men

19
1,783 986
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Action Comics, Superman

20
1,286 987
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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21
1,222 1,008
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Daredevil

22
1,745 677
Black Canary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

23
1,486 1,006
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Amazing Spider-Man

24
1,515 488
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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1,255 598
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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927 943
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

27
1,171 815
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics

28
857 638
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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29
943 706
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Tales to Astonish

30
894 806
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel Spotlight

31
747 714
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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32
929 660
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

33
1,000 699
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Detective Comics, Batman

34
929 694
Sif is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Journey into Mystery

35
690 451
Domino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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673 664
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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37
786 430
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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38
683 730
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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39
545 242
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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40
731 719
Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey

41
605 777
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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619 633
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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607 569
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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44
579 686
Spider Woman ( Julia Carpenter... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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488 631
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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46
496 607
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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47
490 537
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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48
474 561
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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49
527 397
Death is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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50
360 244
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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