When you hear the words ‘comic book’, it’s easy to immediately think Marvel… and Henry Cavil’s Superman.
Often pegged as one for the boys, the rise of comic book movies has made comics cool again, with millions of fans flocking to Comic-Con conventions around the world.
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And if we’re honest, we were surprised and delighted to find a whole universe of incredible comic books and graphic novels written by women, for women.
Featuring legit female superheroes complete with capes and general kickarsery, and equally amazing everyday women being heroes in their own lives, here are our top five picks for the best comic books for women.
This 2014 comic written by G. Willow Wilson is somewhat of an oldie, but it's very much a goodie. Centred around the adventures of a Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan with a Muslim upbringing, Ms. Marvel follows the geeky girl as she discovers her shape-shifting abilities, taking on her new identity and starts kicking super villain butt.
Kamala juggles her villain-crushing world-saving with familial obligations and homework, trying to figure out her public and private identities and writing amazing fan fiction.