5 Favorite Comic Book Heroines

In honor of International Women’s Day, I wanted to highlight my 5 favorite super heroines. As we all know, there are lots of great heroes of the female persuasion in both Marvel and DC but I wanted to feature a few of my favorites.

  1. Jean Grey


Jean Grey is a member of the X-Men and is classified as an Omega mutant (meaning she is a serious badass). When Jean combines with the Phoenix she becomes incredibly powerful – able to manipulate matter and cause catastrophic destruction at will. Jean Grey has, in my opinion, one of the most interesting storylines in the x-men franchise which is why she most definitely deserves a spot on my list. Hopefully The Dark Phoenix (out this year) will do this amazing character justice.

2.  Mera


Mera is one of the most underrated heroines, in my opinion. When Mera is brought up in conversation, most only recognize her as being Aquaman’s wife but she is truly so much more. Mera is queen of Atlantis and incredibly powerful. Not only can she control the waves of the sea, she can also control the water in our bodies! Like Jean Grey, Mera is also developing more of a presence on the big screen with her first appearance being in Justice League.

3. She-Hulk


Not only is She-Hulk just as strong as the Hulk while transformed, but she also retains her emotional stability and her intelligence. When she isn’t kicking bad guy’s butt, She-Hulk is a quick witted lawyer defending the rights of superheroes (hello, Netflix – talk about a great show idea!).

4. Scarlet Witch


Scarlet Witch, once thought mutant but actually turned out to be an experiment gone right,   is incredibly powerful and one of the more famous Avengers (thanks in large part to the Avengers films). Some of her vast powers include: using hexes, lighting flammable objects, removing air from a specific place, stopping bullets and other projectiles in their path, and warping reality.

5. Catwoman


Everyone that knows me knows that my favorite comic character of all time is Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. Catwoman, once a famous jewel thief, is now betrothed to one of the biggest crime fighters – Batman!


Who are some of your favorite heroines? Let us know!

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