Why do all the male superheroes get to have all the fun on the big screen?
As fun as they are to watch, it seems that females only get to play the sidekick or the love interest. Meanwhile, there are a ton of female superheroes who fight evil around the clock and get into just as much wild adventure as their male counterparts. These super women are the opposite of damsels in distress.
Check out a few of the many woman superheroes in the gallery above. Because they deserve a little time in the spotlight.
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Wonder Woman | While she’s one of the most recognizable superheroes in general, perhaps she should use her Lasso of Truth to figure out why she doesn’t have a movie officially lined up.
Cover of Wonder Woman vol. 2, 1 (Feb, 1987). Art by George Pérez.
Ms. Marvel | Kamala Khan is a Pakistani American and Jersey Girl who also happens to have shapeshifting abilities. As if being a teenage girl wasn’t hard enough. She’s also been portrayed by the character Carol Danvers. In the 1970s, she was heavily associated with the feminist movement.
Variant cover of Ms. Marvel #1 (February 2014). Art by Arthur Adams.
Bat Girl | This super-heroine has been represented by four different characters, who all kick ass of course. Most notably, Barbara Gordon has been tied to the Women’s liberation movement while Cassandra Cain has been a focal point since she’s depicted as a biracial character (half white and half chinese).
Batgirl #1 (April 2000) Featuring the Cassandra Cain version of the character. Art by Damion Scott.
Storm | As a crusader for peace and equality between mutants and humans, Storm obviously makes the list. Although Halle Berry flawlessly played her in all of the live-action X-Men movies, we’d like to see more of her own story.
Interior artwork from X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong vol. 1, 3 (Apr 2005). Art by Greg Land.
She-Hulk | This female super heroine combines brains and brute by serving as a lawyer by day. With that winning combo, we definitely wouldn’t want to make her angry.
Cover to Savage She-Hulk #1, February 1980. Art by John Buscema.
Black Widow | If you’ve seen any recent Marvel movie, then you know what Black Widow is capable of. Two hours alone might not fully capture the Russian spy’s martial arts and sniper skills.
Cover of Black Widow #1 (April 2010) by Daniel Acuna.
Raven | While she might give off dark vibes, this super-heroine's definitely on the good side. Inheriting demonic energy can’t be easy, but Raven’s a prime example of how to embrace strong emotions and use them for good.
Cover of Tales of the New Teen Titans vol. 1, #2 (July 1982). Art by George Pérez.
Sailor Moon | This magical heroine fights the forces of evil with a little help from her friends, the Sailor Scouts. Solid proof that friendship can overcome anything.
The first volume of the original Japanese release of Sailor Moon as published by Kodansha on July 6, 1992. Cover illustration by Naoko Takeuchi.
Buffy Summers | When the word “superhero” comes to mind, Buffy might not be the first person who pops into your head. However, vampire slaying shouldn’t be taken lightly. Although the hit television series was based off a 1990s film, the chosen one’s made her way into comic books too.
Cover of a Dark Horse Buffy comic.