The Five Best Female Lead Comics… According to Techies

March is Women's History Month, so the folks over at decided to do up a list of the five best female lead comics on the market today. Now I'm not sure how comic books and women's history tie into the technological world… but I do like their list as it's quite diverse and not just the well known comics. And any time comics are covered in the media outside of the regular entertainment sites, it is a win for the industry. Here are the five and part of the reasons they were chosen, but for the full story check out the link above.

saga-copy-jpgThey start off with Saga by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples published by Image Comics. They say of the female lead: "Alana, though, is tough as nails, a female character we can get behind and root for."

buffy-jpgNext up is Buffy, The Vampire Slayer by Joss Whedon and others, published by Dark Horse Comics. They say that this TV series turned comic is still popular because: "fans still crave for the adventures of this strong woman, The Chosen One, she who must fight demons and vampires and keep the world safe from them."

lady-killer-jpgAnd we have Lady Killer by Joelle Jones and James S. Rich published by Dark Horse Comics. What they say about this comic is: "Josie balances her two lives as perfectly as her table setting. The comic serves to provide a reminder of gender roles during the time, but also shows us a woman who defies those roles, especially in her life as an assassin."

red-sonja-jpgOf course there is the classic Red Sonja by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani published by Dynamite Entertainment. Here the techies quote Simone in their explanation: "I have always said that the thing that makes Red Sonja MOST dangerous is not her skill with a sword, or her speed. It's her cunning. Red Sonja is cunning. And she gets what she wants."

mscsi-jpgAnd finally, the chose My-So Called Secret Identity by Suze Shore, Will Brooker and Sarah Zaidan published by Red Cat Comics. Here they attribute the strength of the book: "Cat is the result of several writers and artists tired of the old cliches of women in comic books. She's never drawn in the ridiculous poses we often see in female characters and her number one asset is that she's smart and knows it."

So if you are looking for comics with a strong female lead, here are five options from the folks over at


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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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