Many things in the Marvel Universe focus on the men, that’s because there are many more male characters than female. However, over the years Marvel has created many wonderful female superheroes and villains. Here are my Marvel comic book female characters.
#5 – WANDA MAXIMOFF / SCARLET WITCH
The Scarlet Witch was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. She is first portrayed as a super-villain along with her twin brother Quicksilver as a founding member of the Brotherhood of Mutants. In most depictions, she is portrayed as a mutant, a member of a fictional subspecies of humans born with superhuman abilities, and, for much of the character’s history, was considered the daughter of the mutant Magneto.
First Appearance: The X-Men #4 (1964)
#4 – JEAN GREY
Jean Elaine Grey is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has been known under the aliases Marvel Girl, Phoenix, and Dark Phoenix. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The X-Men #1. Grey was featured in the 2000 Fox film X-Men, a movie that kicked-off the Fox X-Men Universe.
First Appearance: The X-Men #4 (1963)
#3 – LAURA KINNEY / X-23
Laura Kinney is a fictional superhero appearing in media published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men. The character was created by writer Craig Kyle for the X-Men: Evolution television series in 2003, before debuting in comic book form in 2004. Laura was apparently the clone and later adoptive daughter of Wolverine, created to be the perfect killing machine.
First Appearance: NYX #3 (2003)
#2 – JESSICA JONES
Jessica Campbell Jones Cage is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos and first appeared in Alias #1, as part of Marvel’s Max, an imprint for more mature content. Jones new series, Jessica Jones: Blindspot, is one of my favorite in recent time.
First Appearance: Alias #1 (2001)
#1 – SPIDER-GWEN / GHOST-SPIDER
Spider-Woman is a fictional superhero in comic books published by Marvel Comics. She was created by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez. The character debuted in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 as part of the 2014–15 “Spider-Verse” comic book storyline, leading to the ongoing series Spider-Gwen that began in 2015. She changed her title to Ghost-Spider in a series published in 2020.
First Appearance: Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (2014)
Those are my favorite Marvel comic book female characters. Any questions or more recommendations, let me know!