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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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Rogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Rogue X-Men

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time The Best Marvel Comics Movies

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3,495 2,626
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wonder Woman All Star Comics

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2,448 2,064
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Harley Quinn Batman

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2,215 1,721
Storm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Storm X-Men

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2,074 1,126
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Jean Grey X-Men

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1,657 926
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Poison Ivy Batman

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1,912 1,219
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Mystique X-Men

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1,788 1,124
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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1,617 829
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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2,170 2,170
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Catwoman Batman

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1,685 803
Raven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Raven Teen Titans

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1,522 1,088
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Emma Frost X-Men

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1,539 807
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Zatanna Hawkman

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1,546 794
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Psylocke Captain Britain

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1,520 765
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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1,546 963
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ms. Marvel The Avengers

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1,180 799
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk She-Hulk

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1,409 772
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Supergirl Action Comics, Superman

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1,370 1,201
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Kitty Pryde Uncanny X-Men

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966 761
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Elektra Daredevil

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971 783
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Invisible Woman Marvel 1602

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1,373 551
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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1,186 829
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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1,128 358
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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947 465
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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711 719
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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959 661
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkgirl All Star Comics

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725 636
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) Marvel Spotlight

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705 572
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Wasp Tales to Astonish

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625 498
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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554 538
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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693 532
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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778 572
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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746 560
Sif is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Sif Journey into Mystery

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539 561
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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514 518
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
KaylaHumphreys added Polaris

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Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Helena Bertinelli Birds of Prey

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540 315
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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492 619
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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469 327
Domino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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489 499
Vixen 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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386 479
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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325 128
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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391 472
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Ag47 added Mockingbird

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355 427
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Witch of the Black Rose is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Miss Martian is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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382 524
Big Barda is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Big Barda Birds of Prey