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
4,649 2,955
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics

2
5,527 2,502
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

3
2,958 2,076
Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

4
3,137 2,551
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

5
2,892 2,439
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

6
2,750 1,432
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

7
2,341 1,261
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

8
2,524 1,525
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

9
2,419 1,386
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

10
2,278 1,088
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

11
1,997 1,396
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

12
2,045 1,054
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkman

13
1,986 1,026
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Captain Britain

14
1,992 986
Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey

15
2,099 1,100
Raven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Teen Titans

16
1,978 1,205
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Avengers

17
1,563 1,067
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk

18
1,705 1,443
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Uncanny X-Men

19
1,840 1,010
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Action Comics, Superman

20
1,328 1,014
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel 1602

21
1,261 1,036
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Daredevil

22
1,794 703
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
1,535 1,026
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Amazing Spider-Man

24
1,574 504
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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25
1,287 620
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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26
959 976
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

27
1,200 837
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics

28
896 652
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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29
978 725
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Tales to Astonish

30
923 827
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel Spotlight

31
776 744
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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32
958 683
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

33
956 715
Sif is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Journey into Mystery

34
1,028 725
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Detective Comics, Batman

35
721 466
Domino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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36
699 682
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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37
825 440
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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38
700 753
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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39
747 741
Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey

40
561 263
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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41
621 802
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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42
635 654
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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43
630 588
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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44
596 703
Spider Woman ( Julia Carpenter... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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45
506 650
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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46
511 622
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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47
506 553
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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48
491 578
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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49
542 413
Death is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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50
454 467
Spider-Girl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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