Leading Ladies

March is Women’s History Month and the perfect time to check out these comics featuring strong female leads.

Wonder Woman (The New 52)
Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life–and when Wonder Woman learns who her father is, her life will shatter like brittle clay. The only one more shocked than Diana by this revelation? Bloodthirsty Hera.

Princeless
Adrienne Ashe never wanted to be a princess. However, on the night of her 16th birthday her parents locked her away in a tower guarded by a dragon to await the rescue of some handsome prince. Now Adrienne has decided to take matters into her own hands! 

Bee & Puppycat
It’s a quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat, a stray…whatever it is…that she stumbled across who has a powerful secret. Fighting bad guys has never been so funny.

Lumberjanes
At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! 

Hexed
Luci Jennifer Inacio Das Neves (most people just call her ‘Lucifer’) is a supernatural thief-for-hire, stealing wondrous objects from the dark denizens of the netherworld. But when Lucifer accidentally unleashes a terrible evil, will any of the tricks up her sleeve be enough to stop it?

Fatale
In present day, a man meets a woman who he becomes instantly obsessed with, and in the 1950s, this same woman destroys the lives of all those who cross her path, on a quest for… what? 

Batgirl (The New 52)
As the newest resident of the city’s hippest zip code, Barbara has new roommates, a new school and a new costume. But as Batgirl’s popularity grows (along with her devoted online fan base), Burnside suddenly seems to have an excess of Batgirls. And one of these imposters is out to kill off the original! 

Rat Queens
Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

I Kill Giants
Barbara Thorson, an acerbic fifth-grader so consumed with fantasy, doesn’t just tell people that she kills giants with an ancient Norse warhammer — she starts to believe it herself. This reveals the reasons for Barbara’s troubled behavior, as she learns to reconcile her fantasy life with the real world.