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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Raven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Raven Teen Titans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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

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

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Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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

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Domino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Polaris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Gamora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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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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Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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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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Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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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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Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Death is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
MarylyleMcCue added Death Sandman

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

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