#BossLadies in Comics
It’s no wonder Captain Marvel is out today, it’s #InternationalWomensDay. There are many women we can speak about that have defined the world; like female samurais, female pirates (yup!,) ancient women warriors. Today, we have a slew of of women to celebrate; RGB, AOC, and Oprah Winfrey.
Here, we are going to explore the world of #BossLadies throughout the comic book world, because that’s what I do. This short list is in no particular order:
Wonder Woman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1 (Rebirth) (Wonder Woman Rebirth)
Created by a male psychologist in 1941, Wonder Woman has become the epitome of femininity and strength. I chose this particular collection because it has two alternating stories. The even numbers is a retelling of her origin story and the odd numbers tells the story of Diana’s true origin. You can purchase the complete volume here.
Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1
Amanda Waller has been a fixture in the DCU, known for her harsh bureaucratic decisions, including forming the Task Force X, or Suicide Squad. She believes that doing what is necessary to get the job done doesn’t always mean doing the right thing. Her first appearance was in Legends #1 which can be purchased here.
Uncanny X-Men #171 - Rogue
Everyone is talking about Captain Marvel, can we discuss Rogue for a minute? A runaway from Mississippi, mentored by Mystique, villain for the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, turned it around and joined the X-Men. Rogue has overcome some serious obstacles to be the one of the mutants we love. Let’s go back to the day when Rogue joined the X-men, you can find some copies on eBay.
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes Death is always scary, death is darkness, but if you read Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, Death is the beginning of another journey and she is actually nice. As one of “The Endless”, Death is older than time and has come to love her job. Death is a magical being who is there at birth and at death. This is a great place to start if you are new to the series, it can be purchased here.
Amazing X-Men (2013-2015) Annual #1
Mother Nature herself has nothing on X-Men’s Storm. Worshiped in Africa for having the power to control the weather, she became an X-Men as a student, became a teacher, then a leader. Once betrothed to the King of Wakanda, she proved she didn’t need a crown to be recognized as a Queen. This title sees Storm return to Africa with the X-Men, you can purchase it here.
This is a very short list of women comic book characters. March is Women’s Month, maybe we can continue this series.
All blogs and lists are of the opinion of CallMeNell.