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
4,475 2,878
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics

2
5,383 2,401
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

3
2,812 2,004
Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

4
3,020 2,453
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

5
2,222 1,201
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

6
2,755 2,382
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

7
2,615 1,376
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

8
2,410 1,470
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

9
2,289 1,342
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

10
2,136 1,034
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

11
1,903 1,333
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

12
1,942 1,008
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkman

13
2,033 1,045
Raven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Teen Titans

14
1,894 981
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Captain Britain

15
1,898 938
Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey

16
1,895 1,159
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Avengers

17
1,489 1,020
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk

18
1,639 1,396
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Uncanny X-Men

19
1,754 967
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Action Comics, Superman

20
1,255 973
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel 1602

21
1,203 985
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Daredevil

22
1,714 661
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
1,455 990
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Amazing Spider-Man

24
1,485 476
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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1,229 587
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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906 919
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

27
1,147 803
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics

28
921 692
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Tales to Astonish

29
835 628
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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881 789
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel Spotlight

31
730 694
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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32
907 649
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

33
984 682
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Detective Comics, Batman

34
913 679
Sif is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Journey into Mystery

35
674 440
Domino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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659 650
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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673 716
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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767 421
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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720 707
Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey

40
535 232
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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594 764
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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569 672
Spider Woman ( Julia Carpenter... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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607 623
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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478 618
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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486 596
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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592 560
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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47
460 548
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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476 524
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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49
513 387
Death is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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430 544
Miss Martian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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