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
4,656 2,955
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics

2
5,530 2,506
Rogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

3
2,963 2,077
Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

4
3,141 2,555
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

5
2,900 2,439
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

6
2,759 1,432
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

7
2,347 1,261
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Batman

8
2,526 1,528
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

9
2,423 1,389
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

10
2,287 1,088
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

11
2,003 1,396
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
X-Men

12
2,052 1,055
Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Hawkman

13
1,991 1,027
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Captain Britain

14
1,997 989
Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey

15
2,100 1,104
Raven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Teen Titans

16
1,983 1,206
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Avengers

17
1,568 1,068
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
She-Hulk

18
1,707 1,448
Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Uncanny X-Men

19
1,845 1,011
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Action Comics, Superman

20
1,332 1,015
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel 1602

21
1,267 1,037
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Daredevil

22
1,798 704
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
1,539 1,027
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
The Amazing Spider-Man

24
1,576 508
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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25
1,293 620
X-23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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26
962 980
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

27
1,202 841
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
All Star Comics

28
900 653
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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29
983 725
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Tales to Astonish

30
927 828
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Marvel Spotlight

31
777 748
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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32
962 687
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters

33
960 716
Sif is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Journey into Mystery

34
1,034 726
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Detective Comics, Batman

35
727 466
Domino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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36
830 440
Gamora is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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37
700 683
Polaris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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38
701 757
Jubilee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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39
749 743
Helena Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
Birds of Prey

40
563 267
Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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41
624 805
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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42
637 658
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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633 592
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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44
597 708
Spider Woman ( Julia Carpenter... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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509 652
Dazzler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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46
512 625
Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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47
511 554
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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48
493 580
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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49
544 417
Death is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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50
458 468
Spider-Girl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Comic Book Characters
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