Marvel Comics has been a home to some of the most instantly recognizable and globally successful characters in the history of the medium. There’s no denying that superhero comics are scarcely sexism-free, but nowadays, female superheroes are making their mark in the comics space. These lady heroes have always made the impossible possible in the Marvel Universe.
Female Marvel superheroes have proven to be among the most amazing, powerful, sharp shooting, dynamic, and heavy hitting characters we have around. The best female superheroes have recently been running the gamut from modern fan-faves to weird vintage characters, and many of them have their very own screen adaptations in the works. We’ve put together a list of the most popular female Marvel superheroes of all time to help you get acquainted with some of our favorites.
Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, is the epitome of everything you can imagine when it comes to a cool and always capable spy. Nat was born in the Soviet Union and lost both her parents at a very tender age. As an orphan, things were tough for Natasha and her winding path led her to the Russian army and ultimately the Black Widow program.
Natasha Romanoff has appeared in numerous American comic books published by Marvel. She’s among the most highly talented spies and assassins in the world and a founding member of the Avengers. Those who created the character include Paul Jenkins, Don Heck, Stan Lee, Don Rico, and Jae Lee. Scarlett Johansson portrays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Carol Susan Jane Danvers, popularly known as Captain Marvel, is amongst the most deeply loved fictional superheroes in the Marvel universe. Although currently labeled the Earth’s Mightiest Hero, her path to the spotlight wasn’t an easy one. Carol grew up without any powers and joined the Air Force and eventually NASA.
While in NASA, she developed powers from some alien run-ins, giving rise to the original name Ms. Marvel. Such powers included flight, strength, stamina, and a set of other goodies. Under the name of Ms. Marvel, Carol fought a decent fight for years, but numerous harrowing experiences—abduction, de-powering courtesy of Scarlet Witch, and more—forced her to adopt Captain Marvel as a title.
Born Jennifer Walters, She-Hulk is a fun character with a unique role in the Marvel comics. She appears to get caught up in the crossfire each time there’s a sort of upheaval in the Marvel universe. Whether it’s the Avengers Disassembled or Civil War II, it seems it’s a must for her to pay a price. Jennifer turned into a female version of the Hulk when her cousin Bruce Banner saved her life through blood transfusion after a gunshot.
Aside from her off-the-books crime fighting, She-Hulk is a lawyer who often represents her colleagues in the superhero community when there are legal disputes. While she shares her cousin Bruce’s Hulk blood, she preserves her typical personality even after hulking out.
Her superhero power is manifested as super strength, green skin, and an assertive personality. Nevertheless, her career in her legal practice fills out an exciting niche in the Marvel universe where heroes often resort to using physical fights to solve their problems.