My Favourite Female-Lead Comics

My Favourite Female-Lead Comics

In a bid to feature more entertainment content on my blog (aside from my monthly media roundups!) I decided to share a quick reading list with you all. These books are all titles that feature one or multiple female protagonists.

DC Bombshells Vol 1

This entire series is perfection, but the best place to start is the beginning, with volume one of DC Bombshells. This series features pretty much every main DC superheroine (and a fair few female villains too!) and is based on the popular line of statues that were released in 2013. The story takes place during the Second World War, where all of your favourite DC ladies join forces and fight on the front line! It’s super funny, the character designs are stunning and the sense of unity in this story is really admirable and heartwarming. Also, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are a couple in this universe, which is always a bonus!

Harley Quinn and Power Girl

I 100% recommend reading Harley Quinn’s New 52 volumes, of which there are currently six, but if you want a bit of lighter reading set within the same universe, then you need to get your hands on Harley Quinn and Power Girl. This is a six-issue miniseries that takes place during volume 2 of the Harley Quinn series, where Power Girl loses her memory and Harley convinces her that she’s her sidekick. If that isn’t enough to sell you, I guarantee you’ll be dying laughing (not literally!) at this book, it’s very silly and perfect if you need a bit of escapism.

Wonder Woman Vol 1: Blood

If you’ve watched Wonder Woman recently and need more Diana in your life, I recommend this stunning series from Brian Azzarello. Illustrated by Cliff Chiang & Tony Akins, Blood is (or at least was when it was first published) a new version of Diana (with an origin story very similar to Diana’s movie origin!) who grows and develops throughout the story into the hero we all know and love. This book is very heavy on Greek mythology – not necessarily accurate mythology, but there’s a lot of Greek Gods doing Greek God-like things – and it’s pretty heavy on the violence, so be prepared for that when picking this book up! I love the writing for this series, and the art is phenomenal – the action really leaps out of each panel!

Rat Queens Vol 1: Sass & Sorcery

Fantasy? Check. Adventure? Check. Action? Check. Badass team of females? Mega check. The Rat Queens are a team of ale-guzzling, bar-brawling, monster-hunting lasses who’ll take on any challenge, if it pays well. Definitely for mature readers only, but this book is full of humour, violence and diverse characters – it’s a bit like Lord of the Rings, if the main characters were all women and there was more swearing and general foolishness involved. Did I mention this book is badass?

Which of these comics have you read or would you like to read the most? What’s your fave female comic book character? Leave me a comment below and let me know!



  1. June 9, 2018 / 11:43 am

    Love this post & the photos!
    I need to get my hands on some of these, I love reading comics but haven’t really read any with a female lead x

    • Emma Drury
      June 9, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks Katrina! Hope you enjoy if you do happen to pick any of them up!!

  2. June 10, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Admittedly I don’t read comics (I don’t have the time anyway) but I always appreciate the illustrations 😍

  3. June 10, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Even though I don’t read comics it’s nice to read about your interest in them Emma! Also you took some really good photos of these! xxx

  4. June 11, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I don’t actually read comics but I have a friend who goes to Comicon every year dressed as a different superhero. It looks so much fun! Xx

  5. ohlunablog
    June 12, 2018 / 8:28 am

    My other half loves comics where as I just can’t get into them no matter how much I’ve tried. It’s nice to see a lot of female leads in comparison to what is on the market! He can’t wait to get our daughter her first comic. Going to keep an eye on these titles for when she’s a bit older. – Can’t beat vintage by then ey?!

  6. June 14, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    Lovely Post ! I don’t actually read any comics but they look great !
    Sarah X

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