List of feminist comic books

This is a list of feminist comic books and graphic novels.[2]









  • I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and artist J. M. Ken Niimura. An anti-social fifth grade girl retreats into a fantasy world where she kills giants with a hammer.[4]
  • It Ain't Me, Babe (1970). Contributors included Trina Robbins, Meredith Kurtzman, Barbara Mendez, Michele Brand, Lisa Lyons, Hurricane Nancy Kalish, and the monomynous "Carol"[19][20][21]












  • Wimmin's Comix[50] anthology series founded by Trina Robbins that ran from 1972 to 1992.
  • Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal, a science fiction comic about the development of an all-woman civilization after men become extinct as a result of a birth defect.
  • Wonder Woman, DC Comics series. Iconic superheroine, originally symbolizing the 1940s liberated woman.[10][51][52][53]


See also


  1. "Alison Bechdel", MacArthur Fellows Program, September 17, 2014.
  2. A feminist is generally defined as advocating for or supporting the rights and equality of women; see "feminist". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. 2012. An advocate or supporter of the rights and equality of women. 1852: De Bow’s Review (‘Our attention has happened to fall upon Mrs. E. O. Smith, who is, we are informed, among the most moderate of the feminist reformers!’)
  3. Diaz, Eric (2015-05-19). "Review: Marvel's A-FORCE #1". The Nerdist. Archived from the original on 2019-03-13. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  4. Gilley, Casey (June 2, 2014). "Reading List: A Field Guide to Fifteen Feminist Comics". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  5. Lance Parkin (2013), Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore, p. 9, ISBN 978-1781310779
  6. Abad-Santos, Alex (December 9, 2014). "Bitch Planet is the feminist comic book we've all been waiting for". Vox. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  7. Thomases, Martha (December 19, 2014). "Martha Thomases: Gifting Comics". ComicMix Pro Services. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  8. Cantrell, Sarah (2012). "Feminist Subjectivity in Black Orchid," in Tara Prescott, Aaron Drucker (eds.), Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman: Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose, p. 102.
  9. Schodt, Frederik L. (1996). Dreamland Japan: Writings on Moderm Manga. Stone Bridge Press, Inc. p. . ISBN 9781880656235.
  10. Berlatsky, Noah (August 13, 2013). "Some of the Greatest, Most Popular Comic Books Are Feminist". The Atlantic. Atlantic Monthly Group. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  11. Arbeiter, Michael (October 2014). "9 Fascinating Facts About Captain Marvel, The Studio's First Super Heroine". Bustle. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  12. Edgar, Sean (January 22, 2013). "Castle Waiting: Volume I". Paste. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  13. "Graphic Novels: About Women. By Women". Flashlight Worthy. 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  14. Martin, Rachel R. (2012). "Speaking the Cacophony of Angels: Gaiman's Women and the Fracturing of Phallocentric Discourse". In Prescott, Tara; Drucker, Aaron (eds.). Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman. McFarland. ISBN 9780786466368. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  15. Chase, Alicia (2013). "You Must Look at the Personal Clutter: Diaristic Indulgence, Adolescence, Feminist Autobiography," in Jane Tolmie (ed.), Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art, University Press of Mississippi, p. 225.
  16. Chute (2010), p. 177.
  17. Constable, Liz (2002). "Consuming Realities: The Engendering of Invisible Violences in Posy Simmonds's 'Gemma Bovery' (1999)", South Central Review, 19(4)–20(1), Winter 2002 – Spring 2003, pp. 63-84.
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  20. Burns, Kate (2003). "Cartoons and comic books," in George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman (eds.), Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures, Taylor & Francis, p. 149.
  21. Williams, Paul (2010). "Questions of 'Contemporary Women's Comics,'" in Paul Williams, James Lyons (eds.), The Rise of the American Comics Artist, University Press of Mississippi, p. 138.
  22. Sen, Jai (October 18, 2013). "Paige Braddock Changes the World Without Bending or Breaking It". The Clyde Fitch Report. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  23. Regan, Tim (December 11, 2014). "Meet the Local Illustrator of Lumberjanes, a Feminist, Fast-Growing Summer Camp Comic". Washington City Paper. Washington, D.C. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  24. Klock, Geoff (2002). How to Read Superhero Comics and Why, A&C Black, p. 8.
  25. Emma (Oct 23, 2018). The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic. Seven Stories Press. ISBN 9781609809188.
  26. White, Brett (July 9, 2014). "Marvel Women of the 70's: Ms. Marvel". Marvel. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  27. Lynskey, Dorian (March 25, 2015). "Kapow! Attack of the feminist superheroes". The Guardian. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
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  34. Chute (2010), p. 242.
  35. Pfeiffer, Elisabeth (January 11, 2013). "Interview with Jeremy Whitley of Princeless". Women Write About Comics. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  36. "Comic Book: Priya's Shakti". Rattapallax. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014. Led by Priya, her followers, both men and women, spread the message of women’s equality across the Earth, and not to remain silent in the face of violence against women and injustice.
  37. Chowdhury, Jennifer (December 15, 2014). "India's Newest Heroine Breaks Rape-Talk Taboo with Comic Book".
  38. "Asian Women Giving Circle". Archived from the original on 7 January 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  39. Ballou, Elizabeth (June 17, 2014). "'Rat Queens' Comic Allows Female Characters to Kick Some Butt...With Clothes On". Bustle. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  40. Bridges, Rose (July 10, 2014). "The Feminism of Sailor Moon". Bitch Media. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
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