Kickass Women in Superhero Comics

Female superheroes, vigilantes, anti-heroes & villains

I have not read all of these- feel free to comment on the ones that are problematic in the comments. And yes, keep in mind: the Hawkeye Initiative :P Yes, there are some, probably many that are sexist, but I included for some reason or other.

I would love to see more superwomen of colour starring in their own series..sigh.

There are a few that are not "caped superheroes" but they deserve to be on the list, I think.
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message 1: by Wesley (last edited Mar 28, 2013 08:30AM) (new)

Wesley Not a superhero but my favourite female comic character is Judge Anderson. There have been three collections of her adventures so far - The Psi Files volumes 1 -3.


message 2: by Arron (new)

Arron Hustead Do you want it to be just the best comics with women in the lead of the series, because if not you have to add Kick-Ass (1 and 2) for Hit-Girl.


message 3: by Deena (new)

Deena Hypothesis Arron wrote: "Do you want it to be just the best comics with women in the lead of the series, because if not you have to add Kick-Ass (1 and 2) for Hit-Girl."

Well I've got Hit Girl on there (already)


message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul Missing Vampirella, Jonni Future, the second "Grendel" and Red Sonja.

Also where's Aunt May? ;-)


message 5: by Jessica-Robyn (new)

Jessica-Robyn The Hawkeye Initiative is possibly the best thing on the entire planet! (Love that you mentioned it in the post) For anyone who is unfamiliar with the project, you should definitely check out!

The initiative is all about people redrawing the sexy (sexist) poses superheroines get contorted into on covers and in the pages of our comics. The fun part is that instead of a woman, the pose is redrawn with Hawkeye from the Avengers. It's a great commentary on what is and isn't acceptable or even physical possible. It's also sort of hilarious, you will laugh till you cry at least once.


message 6: by Nate (new)

Nate This list is distressingly Marvel-centric. Where's Detective Pezzini, star of the Witchblade series? Where's Madame Mirage? Twilight Guardian? Aphrodite IX? Velocity? Top Cow comics LOVES their female lead superheroes.


message 7: by Kayla (new)

Kayla Is Saga, Vol. 1 really a superhero comic??


message 8: by Rococo (new)

Rococo Why are only three out of the top five actual superhero comics?


message 9: by Jessie (new)

Jessie sucks that almost all of these "women's" stories are written by men.


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