Ask someone to name some women superheroes and the results will most likely be pretty predictable. Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Catwoman are typical of the ones that come to mind. But there are whole universes out there of other female superheroes we may forget about. Some of them may turn up yearly in San Diego where there is an annual comic book convention. Some people dress up as characters from comic books. In addition to costuming, they may alter their hair in some way to look more like the characters, and in San Diego breast enhancement or other modifications could be done as well.
One of the cool superhero women who might be seen there that we forget about is Spider-Woman. Everyone knows Spider-Man, but most don’t know about Spider-Woman. This superhero woman has murky origins due to the fact that she’s been rebooted a few times, but some origin stories have her starting out as a villain working for a terrorist group known as HYDRA. Over time, however, she became a superhero.
African-born but relocated to America, Vixen is a superhero who got her powers from the Tantu Totem passed down from her ancestors. She can take on the ability of any animals including those that are extinct. Vixen mostly appears as part of a team such as the Justice League, but she is a terrific character who deserves to be better known.
Stage magician Zatanna is also a real magician and part of a mystical race. This sorceress superhero wears a top hat and fights supernatural forces. She’s been around since the 1960s and currently is part of the Justice League Dark team in the DC Universe, but too few people know about this cool superhero woman.
Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel
Most people remember Captain Marvel, but how many know there was a Ms. Marvel? In fact, Carol Danvers has gone through multiple incarnations and has resurfaced today as Captain Marvel herself. Therefore, the character many may think of when they hear Captain Marvel has undergone a big change and is yet another superhero woman overlooked by many.
Renee Montoya/The Question
Another woman who’s taken on an identity formerly associated with a male superhero is Renee Montoya, a police detective in Batman’s Gothic city. Montoya was a long-running character in the Batman universe in that incarnation. Later, though, she took over the identity of the Question when the man who carried that title died.