We all love superheroes. Although, comics' book universe is dominated by male super-heroes and villains, there are plenty of female superheroes who have astonishing super powers, intelligences and strength. This is our pick of iconic female superheroes in comics, movies and TV. They are the greatest female superheroes of all time.
Black Widow (Marvel)
Black Widow has been a part of Marvel universe since the 1960s. But thanks to Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the character has become a symbol of powerful female superhero.
Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow first appeared in "Tales of Suspense #52" in 1964. Black Widow started as an antagonist, but it was not long before Black Widow became an Avenger, a career she's balanced with her black ops work alongside
S.H.I.E.L.D. and on her own, even leading the team for a time.
Scarlett Johansson's portrayal of Black Widow on big screen has made the character a popular one.
Captain Marvel (Marvel)
One of the popular and important superheroes of Marvel comics is Captain Marvel aka Carol Denvers. In 1967, the character was featured for the first time in "Marvel Super-Heroes #12."
Carol Danvers is just about the most powerful woman in the Marvel Universe, and one of the top female heroes.
With cosmic powers, a background as a fighter pilot, she is everything you want to see in a superhero. Captain Marvel is an important member of the Avengers.
MCU brought this amazing female character on silver screen through a solo movie, titled "Captain Marvel" in 2019. Carol Danvers has potentials to be called the strongest Avengers.
Jean Grey (Marvel)
Marvel Comics has given the world many strong and powerful female super-heroes and Jean Grey is one of the most complex, well-developed characters in comic books. Jean Grey is the first X-Women, also known as Phoenix. Jean's character arc has made the character an embodiment of X-Men franchise.
Jean Grey is also referred as Marvel Girl, and Dark Phoenix. She is a key figure in the lives of other Marvel Universe characters, mostly the X-Men, including her husband Cyclops, her mentor and father figure Charles Xavier.
Jean is also love interest of Wolverine.
Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in "The X-Men #1" in 1963. Jean is mutant and was born with telepathic and telekinetic powers.
Wonder Woman (DC)
Amazon warrior Diana aka Wonder Woman is the definition of strongest woman and represents feminism. Wonder Woman is a pillar of the Justice League. She is also one of the greatest heroes and warriors in the entire DC Universe. Diana can be
described as strong, compassionate, fearless, and independent. The character first made her debut in the DC universe in 1941 through "All Star Comics #8."
Princess Diana also appeared on TV and silver screen many times over the years.
Origin story of Supergirl started out as a spin-off character from Superman in the DC comics' universe.
Kara Zor-El is known as Supergirl who is the cousin of the superhero Superman. The character made her first appearance in "Action Comics #252" (May 1959). The mighty super girl was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Kara Zor-El has the same
powers as Superman and she is also vulnerable to Kryptonite.
Batgirl is one of the unique and several characters were introduced was Batgirl. Finally, Barbara Gordon became the most iconic Batgirl.
Barbara started out as Batgirl, using her wits, her incredible intelligence, and her physical capabilities to earn Batman's trust as an ally and protégé.
Barbara Gordon made her debut in 1967 in "Detective Comics #359." She was introduced as the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon.
Barbara fights crime scene in Gotham as Batgirl for many years. A violent encounters with the Joker makers her paralyzed.
Barbara turns to her intelligence to make a difference. She becomes the information hub for Batman's entire network and lead the all-female superhero team the Birds of Prey.
Many historians and writers regard Barbara as reflection of feminism and women liberation. Batgirl has been featured in other media as well.