With movies like “Iron Man,” “Man of Steel” and the anticipated sequel to “The Green Lantern” with “The Flash,” women have one question: where are the strong female roles? If you want to argue that there aren’t many strong female heroes in comics, you’re dead wrong!
Although many are overly sexualized (something comic companies are currently working to correct) and their powers combined with their costumes resemble a stripper or go-go dancer with rave gloves, there are plenty more that could easily out-do their male counterparts. Hollywood producers take note and call your casting agents, because these ladies are long overdue for a leading role. Comic Super-heroines go far beyond Wonder Woman:
8 & 7 X-Women: Storm and Rogue
It’s hard to pick one female of the X-Men who’s “better” than the others. Although, if the men and women of the mutant group ever decided to team up against each other, it would be a neck-and-neck battle.
Disastrous forces of nature are one of the most feared aspects of life to most men, and Storm has the ability to create and control it at will. Marvel’s power grid officially rates storm 6/7 for energy projection and and 5/7 for fighting skills, according to the Marvel website. Fans rate her 7/7 and 6/7. Some in her homeland on the Serengeti Plain in Kenya even worship her as a goddess.
A woman’s touch is every man’s ultimate weakness, but Rogue’s is deadly. Rogue’s poison touch combined with her super-strength and flight, which she gained from an altercation with Ms. Marvel when she worked with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, makes her an unstoppable force. Officials from Marvel and fans both rank the character 7/7 for durability and strength on the power-grid scale, and rate her abilities 6/6.
6. Captain Marvel
Ex Airforce bad-ass, current cosmically charged superhero Carol Danvers possesses incredible superhuman strength and durability, can fly at roughly half the speed of sound, has a Seventh Sense, can discharge explosive blasts of radiant energy which she fires from her fingertips and is basically a walking WMD.
She also demonstrates the ability to absorb other forms of energy, such as electricity, to further magnify her strength and energy projection, up to the force of an exploding nuclear weapon. When sufficiently augmented, she can withstand the pressure from a 92-ton weight, and strike with a similar level of force.
She also technically outranks Captain America and once notably ripped ‘then’ Venom Mac Gargan right out of his deadly alien symbiote. That’s bad-ass!