Monday, June 14, 2021

30 Badass Female Comic Books You Should Know

When people say things like we need more Female characters: YOU GOTTA LOOK HARDER! 
There’s so much more out there besides the big Marvel and DC names. Here are just a few of some of my favorite ladies from over the years and where to find them!

Here’s just 30 Badass female comic series  !! 

1. Witchblade (Top Cow / Image)

Witchblade Origins (Top Cow)

WITCHBLADE Origins EST 1995

Created by: Marc Silvestri, David Wohl, Brian Haberlin & Michael Turner

Key Artists: Stjepan Sejic, Michael Turner, Marc Silvestri

Genre: Action/Supernatural

New York City Police Detective Sara Pezzini is the latest in a long line of bearers of the Witchblade, a mysterious artifact that takes the form of a deadly and powerful mystical gauntlet. Bound by destiny, the Witchblade chooses one woman in a generation, who must stand between the forces of Light and Dark and preserve The Balance. Now Sara must try to control the Witchblade and uncover its secrets, even as she investigates the city’s strangest, most supernatural crimes. (TOP COW) https://topcow.com/comics/witchblade/

New Witchblade (2017)

Imprint: Top Cow

Gunned down and left for dead on a New York rooftop, Alex Underwood’s life should have ended there-but instead, at the moment of death, she became host to the Witchblade, a mystical artifact that grants the woman wielding it extraordinary powers. But the power comes with a heavy cost, and Alex finds herself thrust into the center of an unseen battle raging on the snowy streets of NYC. Demons are real and walking among humans, and every one of them is intent on taking out the Witchblade’s newest host before she becomes too strong to kill. But the artifact chose Alex for a reason, and she’s not going down without a fight.

https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/witchblade

2. Red Sonja (Marvel/ Dynamite)

Dynamite Comics

Red Sonja is a fictional sword and sorcery comic-book superheroine created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith for Marvel Comics in 1973, partially based on Robert E. Howard’s characters Red Sonya of Rogatinoand Dark Agnes de Chastillon.

From 2005, the series was published by Dynamite Entertainment. In issue #34, the original Sonja was killed and replaced by a “reincarnation”. The series was rebooted by writer Gail Simone in 2013, telling an altered version of Red Sonja’s early life story via flashbacks. In 2017, Amy Chu began writing the series.

Red Sonja (Earth-616)

Dynamite has also been the home of Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword for most of the 2000’s.

Red Sonja debuted in the pages of Marvel’s 70’s Conan the Barbarian, and has since easily earned her place as a top tier character the comics landscape.

Check out this excellent chronological reading list from Comic Book Herald:

Origin

Red Sonja lived with her family in a humble home in the Western Hyrkanian steppes. When she had just turned 17 years old, a group of cruel mercenaries killed her father Ivor, her mother and two younger brothers and burned their house and all their possessions. She survived but at the cost of her own virginity after she was brutally raped by the leader of the group, leaving her in shame. After all this, the goddess Scathach then appeared to her, and instilled in her incredible skill in handling swords and other weapons on the condition that she would not allow herself to be loved by another man unless he defeated her in fair combat. 

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Red_Sonja_(Earth-616)
https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?CAT=DF-Red_Sonja

3. Tank Girl

TANK GIRL

Deadline Magazine
Dark Horse Comics
DC Vertigo
IDW Publishing
Image Comics
Titan Comics

Written by
 Alan Martin
Artist Jamie Hewlett

Tank Girl is a British comic book created by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin. Originally drawn by Hewlett and written by Martin, it has also been drawn by Philip Bond, Glyn Dillon, Ashley Wood, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Jim Mahfood, Brett Parson, Jonathan Edwards, Craig Knowles, Rufus Dayglo, Andy Pritchett, and Mike McMahon.

The eponymous character Tank Girl (Rebecca Buck – later revealed to have been born as Fonzie Rebecca Buckler) drives a tank, which is also her home. She undertakes a series of missions for a nebulous organization before making a serious mistake and being declared an outlaw for her sexual inclinations and her substance abuse. The comic centres on her misadventures with her boyfriend, Booga, a mutant kangaroo. The comic’s style is heavily influenced by punk visual art, and strips are frequently deeply disorganized, anarchic, absurdist, and psychedelic. The strip features various elements with origins in surrealist techniques, fanzines, collage, cut-up technique, stream of consciousness, and metafiction, with very little regard or interest for conventional plot or committed narrative. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_Girl
http://www.tank-girl.com

4. APHRODITE (Top Cow/ Image)

Aphrodite IX (Top Cow)

Aphrodite IX, a 2000 series from the Image Comics imprint Top Cow

Aphrodite IX is a science fiction comic book series produced by the American comics studio Top Cow, an imprint published by Image Comics. Created by writer David Wohl and artist David Finch, the series focuses on the titular self-aware female android designed as a spy and assassin who retains no memory of her missions. The series debuted in 1996. A sequel was launched in 2013.

The first series of Aphrodite IX was written by David Wohl and drawn by comic book artist David Finch. Issue number 0 was released with an issue of Wizard magazine on November 30, 1996. Originally appearing on the Top Cow solicitation schedule as a monthly title, to date only 6 issues and one trade paperback have ever been published. The 2000 publication year saw the release of issues 1 and 2. Before issue number 3 was released in early 2001, Finch was replaced with artist Clarence Lansang (the issue features artwork by both artists), yet only two more issues would be published during Lansang’s tenure (number 1/2, a place-holder issue recapping previous story events and containing ten pages of “pin-ups” by various artists, and number 4 which continued the story but did not finish it). Aphrodite IX still appears on the Top Cow website as a “current” publication, although Wohl has since moved on to other projects.

A trade paperback, Aphrodite IX: Time Out of Mind, collecting all extant issues, was released in 2003.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphrodite_IX

Aphrodite IV

An android similar to Aphrodite IX, identified as Aphrodite IV, appeared in a page from Top Cow’s ongoing series Cyberforce.

Aphrodite Vhttps://topcow.com/aphrodite-v/embed/#?secret=aDTMrZwdm9

Imprint: Top Cow

In the near future, Los Angeles is a city on the brink of evolution, struggling with a new wave of terror fueled by black-market technology. Enter Aphrodite V: a fugitive from her masters, seeking individuality and purpose. She is the bleeding edge of biomechanics, and L.A.’s best hope against a new enemy-one that seeks to become a god among machines. One machine wants to destroy the city. Another has come to save it. Only one will survive.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/aphrodite

5. LOLA XOXO (Aspen)

LOLA XOXO (ASPEN COMICS)

CUTTHROAT… SAVAGE… BRUTAL… THE WASTELAND IS NOT READY FOR HER. In the “Wasteland”, Lola, a fierce and resilient woman with a resolve fortified by a lifetime of survival on her own, must journey across the nuclear-decimated United States in order to find the family that was taken from her. As her quest for the truth begins, Lola uncovers the true inhumanity of the Apocalypse, as those who seek to hold power in a new frontier will do so at all bloody costs–including her life! Siya Oum’s first created series is collected in its entirety, including a comprehensive cover gallery, concept art, and a whole lot more. Don’t miss out on the Lola XOXO Volume 1: The Journey Home TP!
https://www.aspenstore.com/Lola-XOXO-Vol-1-TPB_p_2408.html

6. Vixen (DC Comics)

Vixen (DC Comics)

The speed of a cheetah. The charging force of a bull. The ferocity of a tiger. The strengths, abilities and attributes of the entire animal kingdom are at the beck and call of Mari McCabe—who channels these powers through a magical family heirloom to battle those who would harm the natural world as the super hero Vixen.

As a child, Mari saw the greed and corruption that she fights against lead to the deaths of her parents. Later, Mari discovered that the mysterious Tantu Totem—the powerful necklace she inherited from her parents—granted her the ability to take on the attributes of every animal on Earth. She could fly like a hawk, breathe underwater like a fish and even strengthen her skin to the protective levels of a rhinoceros. Adopting the moniker Vixen, Mari seeks to protect and defend all innocents, humans and animals alike.

Although short-tempered and sometimes overly self-righteous, Mari possesses compassion that gives her a strong and unwavering moral compass. Beyond her role as a super hero, she is a model and animal-rights activist, allowing her to use both aspects of her life to protect from humanity those creatures unable to protect themselves. Throughout her career as Vixen, she’s fought along some of the greatest heroes in the DC Universe and has even served as a member of the Justice League.

First AppearanceACTION COMICS #521 (1981)

Vixen was intended to be the first African female DC superhero to star in her own series, but the first issue of her series was cancelled in the DC Implosion in 1978, never to be released. The story was subsequently printed in Cancelled Comic Cavalcade.

Since her debut in Action Comics, she has primarily appeared in team books, most notably various incarnations of the Justice League and Suicide Squad.In October 2008, G. Willow Wilson began a five-issue limited series, Vixen: Return of the Lion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vixen_(comics)

Check out this reading order list: https://www.comicbookwire.com/reading-order/dc/vixen/

7. Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Vertigo)

Vertigo/ DC Comics

Art by:Andrea MuttiLeonardo MancoCover by:Lee BermejoWritten by:Denise Mina

DC Entertainment is pleased to present the official graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy,” brought to life by best-selling mystery novelist Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti, with a spectacular cover by Lee Bermejo. 

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and corruption in this extraordinary adaptation of the first half of the international best-selling novel. 
https://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/stieg-larssons-millennium-2012/stieg-larssons-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-vol-1

8. The Old Guard (Image)

The Old Guard (Image)

CREATORS

Leandro Fernández Greg Rucka

Eisner-winning writer GREG RUCKA (LAZARUS, BLACK MAGICK, Wonder Woman) and critically acclaimed artist LEANDRO FERNANDEZ (THE DISCIPLINE, Deadpool, Punisher: MAX) team up together to introduce THE OLD GUARD, the story of old soldiers who never die…and yet cannot seem to fade away. Trapped in an immortality without explanation, Andromache of Scythia – ‘Andy’ – and her comrades ply their trade for those who can find-and afford-their services. But in the 21st century, immortality is a hard secret to keep, and when you live long enough, you learn that there are many fates worse than death.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/the-old-guard

9. Lady Killer (Dark Horse)

Lady Killer (Dark Horse Comics)

CREATORS

Writer: Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich

Artist: Joelle Jones Colorist: Laura Allred

Betty Draper meets Hannibal!

Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival. https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/26-351/Lady-Killer-1

10. Americas Sweetheart (Black Mask Studios)

AMERICA’S SWEETHEART (Black Mask Studios)

A story in the BLACK universeCreated by Kwanza Osajyefo & Tim Smith 3
Written by Kwanza Osajyefo
Illustrated by Jennifer Johnson
Cover by Sho Murase

Synopsis:  Can a black woman be America’s first superhero?

Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana–and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist threatens to take away everything Eli has worked toward, will donning a patriotic costume be enough for her to find acceptance?

America’s Sweetheart expands BLACK into a universe of heroes.
https://blackmaskstudios.com/black-americas-sweetheart/

11. SAGA (Image Comics)

SAGA (Image Comics)

CREATORS

Brian K. Vaughan Fiona Staples

Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/saga

12. La Borinqueña (Somos Arte)

La Borinqueña (Somos Arte)

La Borinqueña is an original character and patriotic symbol presented in a classic superhero story created and written by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. Her powers are drawn from history and mysticism found on the island of Puerto Rico. The fictional character, Marisol Rios De La Luz, is a Columbia University Earth and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate student living with her parents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She takes a semester of study abroad in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico. There she explores the caves of Puerto Rico and finds five similar sized crystals. Atabex, the Taino mother goddess, appears before Marisol once the crystals are united and summons her sons Yúcahu, spirt of the seas and mountains and Juracan, spirit of the hurricanes. They give Marisol superhuman strength, the power of flight, and control of the storms.
https://www.la-borinquena.com

13. Something is Killing The Children (Boom Studios)

CREDITS

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Werther Dell’Edera Colorist: Miquel Muerto

GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Justice League, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back.

When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows.

Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see. 

Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done.
https://www.boom-studios.com/wordpress/series/something-killing-children/

14. HACK/SLASH (Image Comics)

Hack Slash (Image Comics)

At the end of every horror movie, one girl always survives…in this case, Cassie Hack not only survives, she turns the tables by hunting and destroying the horrible slashers that would do harm to the innocent! Alongside the gentle giant known as Vlad, the two cut a bloody path through those who deserve to be put down…hard!

Hack/Slash is a comic book series, launched from several one shots of the same name, published by Image Comics(previously by Devil’s Due Publishing). The series was created by writer and sometime penciller Tim Seeley. The series follows horror victim Cassie Hack as she strikes back at the monsters who prey upon teenagers. These monsters are known as “slashers”, and are a mix of original villains and crossover appearances, such as the appearance of Re-Animator (from Herbert West–Reanimator) in Volume 1.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/hack-slash

Hack/Slash Resurrection

Cassie Hack has been living off the grid, but when a new monstrous threat arises to torment promiscuous teens, it’s time for Cassie to pick up the baseball bat once again! Gory, sexy, twisted, and funny…HACK IS BACK!

15. Vampirella (Warren Publishing/ Dynamite Comics)

Vengeance of Vampirella (Dynamite)

Vampirella is a fictional vampire superheroine created by Forrest J Ackerman and comic book artist Trina Robbins in Warren Publishing’s black-and-white horror comics magazine Vampirella #1 (Sept. 1969). Its sister publications were Creepy and Eerie. Writer-editor Archie Goodwin later developed the character from horror-story hostesses, in which capacity she remained through issue #8 (Nov. 1970), to a horror-drama leading character. The comic was published continuously until 1983, when Warren Publishing folded and its assets were bought by Harris Publications. Vampirella comics, both new and reprints, have continued through various publishers into the 21st century.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampirella

On March 17, 2010, Dynamite Entertainment acquired the rights to Vampirella from Harris Comics. The publisher started a new ongoing series with Vampirella #1, in November 2010. A new monthly series, Vampirella and the Scarlet Legion, was released in May 2011 following the main title. The series lasted 38 issues before concluding in January 2014.

The title was rebooted in June 2014 with Vampirella vol. 2, #1 by author Nancy Collins. The 2014 series would continue with Volume 3 in March 2016, which was noted for giving Vampirella a new costume.

A second reboot and fourth relaunch overall, Vampirella vol. 4, began in 2017. The series was first written by Paul Cornell, and later by Jeremy Whitley.

A fifth relaunch, written by Christopher Priest and Ergun Gündüz, began publication in July 2019 and commemorates the character’s 50th anniversary.

In 2019, for the character’s 50th anniversary Dynamite revived the series Vengeance of Vampirella, which had been the name of a Harris-era comic, and hired the original writer of that series, Thomas Sniegoski, to write the anniversary version.
https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?CAT=DF-Vampirella

16. Fathom (Aspen Comics)

Fathom (Aspen Comics)

Action-Adventure / Sci-Fi Created by: Michael Turner

THERE ARE TWO WORLDS… THE ONE YOU KNOW…
…AND THE ONE BELOW.

Over two decades ago, the ocean liner Paradise disappeared on the open sea. Ten years later it mysteriously returned, heavy one passenger. That extra passenger was a young girl named Aspen Matthews.

Adopted by Captain Matthews, a fellow passenger aboard the Paradise, Aspen grew up linked to the water—it was in her blood. As a marine biologist, she received an appointment to the team of the Deep Marine Discovery habitat.

DMD, a joint venture between the United States and Japan, was a permanent base on the sea floor, built to study something they found there…

Something not of our world…

It is the start of a whole new life for Aspen—But not in a way she could have ever imagined. An ocean of endless possibilities will open up before her… And the fate of two civilizations will rest in her hand.
http://www.aspencomics.com

17. Harriet Tubman Demon Slayer (Published by David Crownson)

Harriet Tubman Demon Slayer

Written by David Crownson
Art by Courtland L. Ellis
Lettered by Courtland L. Ellis
Edited by Dana Verde

A slave family of 3 escape their plantation only to be stopped by….VAMPIRES?

When slave owners can’t stop the formidable ninja warrior Harriet Tubman, they call on the help of Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, & Demons to stop her. Harriet Tubman must lead a family of slaves to freedom while battling an army of darkness.

https://www.mahoganybooks.com/165297700627
https://www.comixology.com/Harriet-Tubman-Demon-Slayer-1/digital-comic/513324

18. CINDY MOON (SILK) (Marvel)

Cindy Moon (Silk) (Marvel Comics)

Cindy Moon is a fictional American superhero, known as Silk, appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (April 2014) and was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos.  She was a member of the Spider-Army / Web-Warriors and Agents of Atlas.

Cindy Moon has been working to find the missing members of her family since she escaped the bunker that was her home prior to the events of SPIDER-VERSE. But her quest has taken her down a darker path than she expected, and she’s now in cahoots with none other than the most ferocious feline in the Marvel Universe, Black Cat. 
https://www.marvel.com/characters/silk-cindy-moon

Check out this great reading order list: https://www.comicbooktreasury.com/silk-comics-reading-order/

19. MS. MARVEL (KAMALA KHAN) (Marvel)

Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) Marvel Comics

Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel is a MuslimPakistani-American teenager from New Jersey. She possesses latent Inhuman lineage activated by the Terrigen Bomb. When she was exposed to the Terrigen Mist she became a polymorph with the ability to stretch her body in almost any way imaginable.[21] Kamala was a huge fan of superheroes, especially Carol Danvers, the former Ms. Marvel. She went on to become the newest holder of the Ms. Marvelidentity.
https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Kamala_Khan_(Earth-616)

20. Kick- Ass / Hit – Girl (Image)

KICK-ASS: THE NEW GIRL (Image)

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: John Romita Jr.

KICK-ASS IS BACK—ready to wipe out the city’s criminal lowlives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there’s a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski’s shoes? WHO IS THE NEW KICK-ASS? Find out in the first issue of this new, ongoing monthly series. Comic book legends MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA, JR. reunite for the next chapter of the greatest superhero comic of all time.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/kick-ass-the-new-girl-vol-1-tp

Hit -Girl

Hit- Girl (Image)

CREATORS

Mark Millar Ricardo Lopez Ortiz

The pint-sized Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia’s most feared hitman. 
https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/hit-girl

KICK-ASS VS. HIT-GIRL

Writer: Steve Niles  Artist: Marcelo Frusin 
Cover A: John Romita Jr

It’s KICK-ASS versus HIT-GIRL. Old allies become enemies when Mindy screeches into Albuquerque to kill the imposter who’s been running gangs in New Mexico. And as Hit-Girl sets out to avenge Dave and stop Kick-Ass’ criminal operations for good, Patience fights to survive as the target of the best assassin in the biz—and questions whether she could ever kill a child to save her own life.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/kick-ass-vs-hit-girl-1-of-5

21. Paper Girls (Image Comics)

Paper Girls (Image Comics)

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artists: Cliff Chiang Matt Wilson

From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, this gorgeous oversized deluxe hardcover is the perfect way to experience the first two storylines of the smash-hit series that The Chicago Tribune named one of the “Best Books of the Year.” In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this critically acclaimed story about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. Collects PAPER GIRLS #1-10, along with exclusive extras and a brand-new cover from CLIFF CHIANG!
https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/paper-girls-book-one-hc-3

22. Danger Girl (IDW/ Image Comics)

Danger Girl (IDW/ Image)

Created by: J. Scott Campbell Andy Hartnell

Danger Girl is an American comic book series created by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell that started in March 1998 and is still published as a new series. The comic stars an eponymous group of three sexy female secret agents—Abbey Chase, Sydney Savage and Sonya Savage—who engage in adventures in the vein of other fictional characters like Charlie’s Angels, James Bond and Indiana Jones. They are led by a former British Secret Service Agent named Deuce and guided by teenage genius Silicon Valerie.

https://imagecomics.fandom.com/wiki/Danger_Girl
https://www.idwpublishing.com/product-category/danger-girl/

23. Miss America (America Chavez) (Marvel)

America Chavez/ Miss America (Marvel)

America Chavez, also known by her moniker Miss America, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta, Chavez is the second character to use the moniker Miss America, after Madeline Joyce. 

First appearanceVengeance #1 (September 2011)
Place of originUtopian Parallel
Team affiliationsTeen BrigadeYoung AvengersA-ForceUltimatesWest Coast Avengers
Created byJoe CaseyNick Dragotta
Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, and durability; Flight; Star Blast; Inter-dimensional travel

Coming to Earth from another reality, Miss America uses her super human abilities to protect its people.

America Chavez

Viva Miss America, Protector of the Omniverse! Chavez hails from the Utopian Parallel, a lush, wonderland dimension once threatened with destruction. After both her parents died to save their world, America upheld their legacy as a Young Avenger and member of the Ultimates! Beyond super strength, flight and incredible one-liners, America can punch star-shaped holes through dimensions.
https://www.marvel.com/comics/discover/1026/america-chavez

24. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics refer to comic books based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

Creators: Joss Whedon
Publishers: Dark Horse Comics Main character: Buffy Anne Summers

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a comic book meta-series published by Dark Horse Comics in the course of twenty years (1998–2018). Initially, titles in this meta-series were a non-canon extension of the homonym TV show, but it eventually introduced the official continuation of the series in the format of new seasons.

In 2019, a new series was announced to be published by Boom! Studios, reimagining the original story.
https://buffy.fandom.com/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_comics

https://www.darkhorse.com/Search/buffy

25. MONSTRESS

Monstress (Image)

CREATORS Sana Takeda  Marjorie Liu

Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces.

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both. Entertainment Weekly praised MONSTRESS as “one of Image Comics’ most imaginative and daring new series” and dubbed it the “Best New Original Series” in their year-end “Best Comics of 2015” list. Collects MONSTRESS #1-6.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/monstress

26. Atomic Blonde (Oni Press)

Atomic Blonde: The Coldest City (Oni Press)

Atomic Blonde: The Coldest City 
Novel by Antony Johnston

November 1989. Communism is collapsing, and soon the Berlin Wall will come down with it. But before that happens there is one last bit of cloak & dagger to attend to. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was killed in Berlin. He was carrying information from a source in the East – a list that allegedly contains the name of every espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides. No list was found on his body. Now Lorraine Broughton, an experienced spy with no pre-existing ties to Berlin, has been sent into this powderkeg of social unrest, counter-espionage, defections gone bad and secret assassinations to bring back the list and save the lives of the British agents whose identities reside on it.

Oni Press

Written by Antony Johnston Art by Sam Hart

https://www.comixology.com/The-Coldest-City-Atomic-Blonde-Edition/digital-comic/25112

27. Nocterra (Image comics)

Nocterra (Image comics)

“FULL THROTTLE DARK,” Part One

Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Enter Valentina “Val” Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eighteen wheeler. 

This March, legendary creators SCOTT SNYDER (Dark Knights: Death Metal, WYTCHES) and TONY S. DANIEL (Batman, Deathstroke) unveil horrors beyond any shade in this extra-sized first issue.

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/nocterra-1

28. Abbott (Boom Studios)

Abbott (Boom Studios)

Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Colorist: Jason Worde
Letterer: JimCambell

Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivelä (Beautiful Canvas) present one woman’s search for the truth that destroyed her family.

Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy.
https://www.boom-studios.com/wordpress/series/abbott/

29. Karmen (Image Comics)

Karmen (Image)

WRITER Guillem March
ARTIST Guillem March

Spanish writer and artist GUILLEM MARCH is best known for his ongoing, extensive work with DC Comics on Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn and has worked as an artist on several graphic novels including the English editions of Monika with Titan Comics and The Dream with Europe Comics. Here, he takes up his pen for an edgy new FIVE-PART SERIES about a highly unconventional angel named Karmen and the young woman she takes under her wing when a case of heartbreak strikes hard. Packed with surprises and metaphysics, this gorgeously drawn series deploys tenderness and humor as it dives deep into topics that matter.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/karmen-1

30. Bitch Planet (Image Comics)

Bitch Planet (Image)

CREATORS Valentine De Landro  Kelly Sue DeConnick

2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds.

Bitch Planet is an American comic book published by Image Comics, created by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Valentine De Landro. The series is a feminist portrayal of the exploitation film genre and takes place in a dystopian reality, where non-compliant women are sent to an off-planetprison.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/bitch-planet

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