Girl Power Has Never Been So Epic
Ever since her powerhouse debut, Diana of Themyscira has made her mark on the cinematic superhero landscape due to her endearing bluntness, compassionate nature and willingness to stand up for what’s right, even in a world ruled by those that would rather have her be silent. With the warrior princess’ sequel now set back to Summer 2020, it looks like we’re going to wait a little longer before we get to see Wonder Woman 1984. Considering she’s one of DC’s best, we’re more than willing to wait. Let’s hope that these other heroines are given the same treatment down the line!
#5: Black Canary
A martial artist with fighting skills that rival those of Batman himself, Black Canary is one of the most resilient heroes in comics. If a villain does somehow get the drop on her, she also has her amazing canary cry to fall back on; this piercing sonic screech can even rip through metal when pitched properly. Often linked with Green Arrow, the Canary is also an excellent strategist and excels at training other heroes, helping them reach their full potential.
The planet Tamaran is the birthplace of the strikingly beautiful Koriand’r, better known as Starfire. Although a member of the Tamaranian royal family and an heir to the throne, Starfire was enslaved to her enemies as a peace offering; breaking free, she traveled to Earth, becoming a member of the Teen Titans and eventually joining up with the Red Hood and his team. Although peaceful by nature, she is highly trained in all aspects of war and battle – and has the superpowers to back up that training.
Batgirl’s cape and cowl have been donned by several people, but Barbara Gordon remains the person most identified with the character. Daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, Barbara started her Batgirl career by accident: she was dressed up for a costume party when she encountered a criminal situation. Barbara’s Batgirl career was interrupted for several years after she was paralyzed by the Joker; but even then she continued fighting crime behind the scenes as Batman’s technical adviser Oracle. Her subsequent return to the Batgirl mantle promises new heights of glory for the unsinkable heroine.
Kara Zor-El from Earth-1, better known as Supergirl, is cousin to the Man of Steel. Like Superman, she is a survivor of the planet Krypton and so the lesser gravity of Earth, combined with solar energy from earth’s yellow sun give her a range of mighty superpowers. The original Supergirl gave her life in the Crisis on Infinite Earths series; subsequent versions of the character altered her origin so she was actually no longer actually from Krypton. However, the most recent reboot has returned Supergirl to her rightful Kryptonian heritage.
#1: Wonder Woman
Along with Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman completes the “Big 3” of DC Comics’ most iconic characters. Raised on an isolated island by a race of Amazons, princess Diana assumed the mantel of Wonder Woman when she came to the world of men; here, she fights for justice and liberty for all people. Her super strength, flying ability, and magic lasso, buttressed by her warrior training, make her a formidable opponent; but her greatest asset may be as a cultural symbol who has inspired and empowered countless girls and women.
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