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This Is The Evolution Of Women Superheroes

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The Ladylike women three-part superhero series is still happening! Check out the history of female superheroes here:

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There is debate over which character counts as the "first" female superhero. The Woman In Red debuted in March of 1940 in Thrilling Comics #2.

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While The Woman In Red didn't have any superpowers, she was the first female comic book character to don a costume while battling foes.

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Three years after Superman, Wonder Woman debuted in All-Star Comics #8 at the end of 1941.

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By 1942, she got her own comic book. Many credit Wonder Woman as the first superhero with a pro-feminist message.

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Batwoman debuted originally as Kathy Kane in the 1956 issue Detective Comics #233. The second iteration of Batwoman appeared in July 2006.

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Originally, she was introduced as a love interest for Batman in response to rumors that he and Robin were in a relationship. However, Batwoman becomes an ally of Batman and Robin. In the modern Batwoman, she is one of the (if not the) most well-known LGBTQ superheroes, who is also Jewish.

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Jean Grey first appeared in 1963's X-Men #1, originally with the code name Marvel Girl; later, her code name became Phoenix.

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She has extremely strong telekinetic and telepathic powers enabling her to read minds, project her own thoughts into others' minds, create force fields, move objects, and manipulate matter and energy.

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Storm AKA Ororo Munroe first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1 in 1975. Storm can manipulate weather, has excellent hand-to-hand combat skills, and is known as a solid marksman.

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While she's not the first black female superhero, she's arguably the first in mainstream comics and probably the most widely recognized today.

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She-hulk was created in 1980. The character, Jennifer Walters, received a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, after she was shot, which turned her into She-Hulk.

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One writer for the Washington Post described She-Hulk as, "what women might be if they were freed from dears of judgement and the threat of physical danger."

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Ms. Marvel was rebooted in February 2014 with a new woman behind the superhero: Kamala Khan.

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Written by a Muslim woman, Kamala is Pakistani American and Muslim. She's notable because she is introduced as a comic book superfan who then gains powers and becomes a superhero.

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Marvel released a new black woman Iron Man named RiRi Williams. She transitioned to her Ironheart character in Invincible Iron Man #1 published on November 9, 2016.

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As a 15-year-old student at MIT, Riri built her own Iron Man suit. Because of her engineering prowess she comes to the attention of Tony Stark.

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Who else is ready to see these superheroes in their own action-packed flick?!

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