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Most awesome female superheroes

Updated 0045 GMT (0845 HKT) April 14, 2015
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Princess Diana of Themyscira, better known as DC's Wonder Woman, made her first appearance in 1941. Courtesy dc comics
DC's Batgirl, a.k.a. Barbara Gordon, made her first appearance in 1967 and got a new look in 2014. cameron stewart/dc comics
She's been more of an antihero than a villain in recent years, and Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman) made headlines by coming out as bisexual in February. jae lee/dc comics
Marvel Comics announced it will replace all Avengers teams with a new one, composed entirely of women like She-Hulk, Medusa and Dazzler. "The A-Force" comic book hits stores in May. marvel
Spider-Woman, a.k.a. Jessica Drew, was introduced in 1977. Marvel Comics announced a makeover for 2015. Kris Anka and Javier Rodriguez/Marvel
Here's the original Spider-Woman costume. courtesy marvel comics
It's a new day for the god of thunder: Thor will now be a woman, Marvel announced July 15. "This is not She-Thor," writer Jason Aaron said in a news release. "This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it's unlike any Thor we've ever seen before." Courtesy Marvel
Before Thor, Marvel introduced a Muslim-American teen superhero: Kamala Khan, a New Jersey teenager who transforms into Ms. Marvel. Marvel comics/ap
Mindy McCready, known as Marvel's Hit-Girl, made her first appearance in 2008. Courtesy marvel comics
Dark Horse comics' Buffy the Vampire Slayer made her first appearance in 1998. courtesy dark horse comics
May Parker, Marvel's Spider-Girl, made her first appearance in 1998. courtesy marvel comics
Marvel's Elizabeth Braddock, also known as the X-Man Psylocke, made her first appearance in 1989. Courtesy marvel comics
DC's Helena Bertinelli, Huntress, made her first appearance in 1989. courtesy dc comics
Amy Winston, DC's Amethyst, made her first appearance in 1983. Courtesy dc comics
Jean Grey-Summers, Phoenix. First appearance in 1981. Marvel Universe. courtesy marvel comics
The X-Men's Rogue, whose name was later revealed to be Anna Marie, made her first appearance in 1981. courtesy marvel comics
Marvel's Elektra Natchios made her first appearance in 1981. courtesy marvel comics
Angelica Jones, Marvel's Firestar, made her first appearance in 1981. courtesy marvel comics
Jennifer Walters, Marvel's She-Hulk, made her first appearance in 1980. courtesy marvel comics
Princess Koriand'r of Tamaran, better known as DC's Starfire, made her first appearance in 1980. courtesy dc comics
DC's Rachel Roth, a.k.a. Raven, made her first appearance in 1980. courtesy dc comics
Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, made her first appearance in Marvel comics in 1979.
Ororo Munroe, the X-Men's Storm, made her first appearance in 1976. courtesy marvel comics
Dinah Lance, the Black Canary of DC Comics, made her first appearance in 1969. courtesy dc comics
Carol Danvers, formerly Ms. Marvel but currently Captain Marvel, made her first appearance in 1967. courtesy marvel comics
Marvel's Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, made her first appearance in 1964. courtesy marvel comics
Marvel's Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, made her first appearance in 1964. courtesy marvel comics
Janet Van Dyne, Wasp, made her first appearance in Marvel comics in 1963. Courtesy marvel comics
Sue Storm, Marvel's Invisible Woman, made her first appearance in 1961. courtesy marvel comics
DC's Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, made her first appearance in 1959. courtesy dc comics
Shiera Sanders, Hawkgirl, made her first appearance in the DC Universe in 1940. Courtesy dc comics