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
4,504 2,889
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics

2
5,399 2,417
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

3
2,835 2,013
Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

4
3,037 2,469
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

5
2,779 2,392
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

6
2,636 1,386
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

7
2,236 1,214
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

8
2,426 1,480
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

9
2,310 1,348
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

10
2,161 1,041
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

11
1,916 1,346
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

12
1,959 1,018
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkman

13
2,040 1,057
Raven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Teen Titans

14
1,907 990
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Captain Britain

15
1,909 948
Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey

16
1,910 1,163
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Avengers

17
1,498 1,027
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk

18
1,648 1,405
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Uncanny X-Men

19
1,764 978
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Action Comics, Superman

20
1,265 980
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel 1602

21
1,213 996
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Daredevil

22
1,721 671
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
1,471 996
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Amazing Spider-Man

24
1,494 481
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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1,240 593
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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913 930
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

27
1,154 810
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics

28
931 697
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Tales to Astonish

29
844 632
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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30
886 796
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel Spotlight

31
737 703
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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32
915 654
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

33
989 691
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Detective Comics, Batman

34
920 684
Sif is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Journey into Mystery

35
680 444
Domino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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662 657
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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37
675 724
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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777 422
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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721 715
Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey

40
540 237
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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598 773
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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572 680
Spider Woman ( Julia Carpenter... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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612 629
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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481 625
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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490 601
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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600 565
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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47
464 556
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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480 532
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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49
517 394
Death is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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50
430 553
Miss Martian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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