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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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Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men
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Rogue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men
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Black Canary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
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Starfire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics
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Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman
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Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkman
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Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey
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Mystique is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men
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Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Captain Britain
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Action Comics, Superman
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Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman
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Storm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men
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Raven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Teen Titans
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X-23 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Captain Marvel (Carol Da... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men
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Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Amazing Spider-Man
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She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk
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Gamora is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel 1602
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Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Uncanny X-Men