Female superheroes have been around since the dawn of comics.
While they are sometimes depicted as objects for the cishet male gaze, there have been many who have been given fully realised characters and have become fan favourites among comic book enthusiasts in general.
They not only form part of teams such as the X-Men, Justice League Dark and the Batman family, but are certified heroes in their own right.
Storm. Picture: Marvel Comics
The Mistress of the Elements has been one the most well-known superheroes, gaining major popularity thanks to the 90s TV show X-Men: The Animated Series, where she regularly acted as the second in command to Cyclos and eventually became the leader of “X-Men”. She is also the first black female superhero.