Best of the Best: Superheroines

Superheroes aren’t just for nerdy comic fans any-more (and as a nerdy anime otaku myself, I use the term with nothing but affection). With dozens of Superhero films coming out this year, they’re more popular now than ever. In this list I’m going to look at the most badass, complex and interesting heroines I’ve come across in comics so far.
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Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Suicide Squad and Wonderwoman: could this be the golden age of the superheroine?

There has never been a road so rocky and dripping with blood as the path to a superheroine adaption which doesn’t suck balls. With  Supergirl (the original film), Elektra, Tank Girl and Barbed Wire– we saw box office bomb after box office bomb. It reached its ultimate low point with Catwoman, a film so bad, so devoid of good ideas that it destroyed the possibility of a female lead superhero film for years. I mean, for heaven’s sake-It had Halle Berry running around in a skin tight Dominatrix outfit; all it needed to do was not be so dreadful that it made you want to gouge your eyes out, and it would have been box office gold…How did they manage to turn that into a disaster? Oh, yeah- It threw all of Selina’s comic history out of the window for evil beauty companies and CGI cats with mystical resurrection powers. That’s how. Continue reading Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Suicide Squad and Wonderwoman: could this be the golden age of the superheroine?