Welcome to the Austin Books & Comics New Reader Guide! We’re here to introduce some of our favorite books that you may not already know about, and maybe even help you find your next favorite comic series!
Since the beginning of its modern incarnation in 1961, Marvel Comics has been home to many of the greatest characters in popular culture. Among those are some truly amazing and inspiring female superheroes. From high-flying space adventurers, to awkward teenagers trying to balance growing up with superheroics, to Cold War assassins turned good, Marvel’s superpowered women are some of the best and most engaging characters today.
In this guide, you’ll find many of Marvel’s greatest female superheroes and their most notable series.
Originally a secret agent trained by the KGB’s ultra-elite Red Room program, Natasha Romanoff first appeared as an antagonist to Iron Man and others before defecting and joining both SHIELD and the Avengers. Blending the colorful world of superheroics and the dark underworld of gritty espionage, Black Widow is a unique entrant in the Marvel canon.
Secret Avengers (2010, 2013)
Black Widow (2013)
Black Widow (2015)
Carol Danvers was a decorated officer and fighter pilot in the US Air Force, when while working with Kree hero Mar-Vell, she was caught in an explosion of an alien device that partially fused his Kree DNA with her own. Now with super strength, flight, and the ability to absorb and project energy blasts, Carol strives to fight for justice and inspire others as Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero! In addition she also serves as the head of the current space-defense incarnation of Alpha Flight, as well as one of the senior members of the all-female A-Force.