DC Comics Super-Heroines:
DC Comics is vast, diverse and a word of endless possibilities. There are a ton of characters to explore and a plethora of storylines to enjoy. Among that, the DC Comics Woman squadron have carved out a special place in our hearts. They have struggled, fought through, been dearly wounded and finally overcome so many obstacles and hurdles. The world of DC Women is huge as well.
And there are characters that are so brimming with potential and yet so untapped that it is almost a crime. It is time for them to spread their wings. They have already shown us how awesome Wonder Woman could be if left loose. Imagine what would happen if the others are given such freedom!!! Presenting – 10 DC Comics Super-heroines that deserve their own movie!!
10. Lois Lane
Although not technically a superhero, she is all but one via the virtue of her actions. Ever since Lois Lane debuted in Action Comics, her quest for truth amidst the cloud of lies and deceit has been an inspiration to many. Obviously, if we have a movie based on Lois Lane, it has to be on one of her adventures where she ventures into the deep, dark void of crime as part of her work as an investigative journalist.
But if you think Lois Lane is weak just because she has no powers or abilities then you are dead wrong, folks. She did deduce the Clark Kent is actually Superman in Man of Steel just by following bread crumbs. She also has a strong network of informants she has built up over the years that could spring up to her aid at any point of time. Lois Lane is far from weak. She is a force to be reckoned with.
9. The Spoiler
Stephanie Brown is not the first woman to don the Bat Girl costume and go happy hunting. She certainly will not be the last. But the fans loved her take on the superhero the most. She was chill, not uptight and fun to watch in the comic panels doing her thing with style and panache. She also has very stunning character development.
As part of the Bat Family, Spoiler has learned everything that a typical Bat Girl. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, she lets go of the Bat Girl mantle and becomes Spoiler. To prove her mettle to Batman, she accidentally starts an all-out gang war that almost destroys Gotham city. She is killed in the fight but later resurfaces in Africa, where she is last seen fighting animal poachers.
8. Mary Marvel
Mary Marvel belongs to the Shazam family. As one of the primary supporting characters of the Captain Marvel family, Mary Marvel is the epitome of kindness and optimism. She is someone you could call a hope punk – a person that uses kindness and optimism to win the fight, instead of brute strength and speed. Mary Marvel has a rather fascinating storyline in DC. After she loses her powers when the Rock of Eternity is destroyed, Mary – the zenith of everything that is good in DC Comics, joins submits to Black Adam and is thus granted a portion of his powers to become Black Mary. And Black Mary is one evil b*tch.
One of the freshest and unique takes on the political genre, Prez is science fiction, political drama, action, horror, and psychological thriller, all rolled into one. The story takes place in the United States where a teenage African American woman becomes the President of the United States. She goes on to become a national icon and a lovable fellow (for a President of the United States nowadays that is saying something). Prez deals with several intense socio-political topics and the villain is also not a cliché character but a well-developed and darkly subtle guy with the power to persuade and manipulate people, like every good politician worth his/her salt can.
6. Bat Girl
While Stephanie Brown is considered the most lovable Bat Girl in town, the most popular Bat Girl is still hands down Barbara Gordon. She is well-versed in computers, has incredible hacking skills and after rigorous training from Batman, she is also an inept hand to hand fighter. Barbara Gordon has a very tumultuous past that could be reason enough for a movie to be made on her.
In The Killing Joke, Barbara Gordon is shot, paralyzed from the waist down, stripped naked and raped by the Joker, after which she becomes the Oracle, a wheel-chair bound tech whiz with access to the entire world’s information reserve courtesy of her computer skills. It is a true pity they did not include her in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie.
5. Renee Montoya
After the legendary Vic Sage gives up the mantle of the Question to Renee Montoya – a lesbian police detective, everyone believed that DC Comics has also jumped into the politically correct bandwagon. Renee proved them all wrong. She was not only worthy of the title of the Question, but she also made the name even more popular and profound. While Vic Sage is a legend, Renee is soon about to become one. Her story is filled with tragedy and loss and is the perfect recipe for a comic book drama film, something that Hollywood has not been able to explore as a genre yet. Thank goodness she is about to appear next in the Birds of Prey movie. We wanted Renee so bad.
4. Shade the Changing Girl
What happens when you send an alien to Earth? Pretty generic story that has been done and dusted in Hollywood since ages, right! But Shade the Changing Girl is all of those things and some more. It is the story of how an alien teenager is sent to Earth to impersonate, well a teenager. The culture shock an alien teen faces in a new world where the traditions and customs are totally different and sometimes even radical is what the comic book storyline portrays with flawless efficiency. When Prez was taking up all the praise for the unique storyline, Shade the changing Girl hogged the spotlight for its unique take on social tone and color.
Aquaman did not just reintroduce Arthur Curry as a badass son of the sea that kicks ass and drinks beer, it also introduced another amazing Atlantean – Mera. The Queen of the seven seas in the comic books has a rich past and history. Contrary to popular belief, Mera is not an Atlantean in the comics. She hails from another dimension called Dimension Aqua.
She fled to the Earth dimension and settled in Atlantis before meeting Arthur Curry. Her water manipulation powers are due to her unique Dimension Aqua physiology. Mera, as a character, could be explored in finer detail. A prequel movie based on how she managed to escape Dimension Aqua would be a good start to build on the Aquaman franchise.
Katana has had already made an appearance in Suicide Squad. So why is she on this list? Because we do not consider that movie to be an actual movie as for us (and for the rest of the world), Suicide Squad was an abomination. Katana is an awesome character and she was misused too much in that movie. She is capable of greatness which is why we ask you guys not to see her with a biased lens after Suicide Squad. Using her mystical 14th century Japanese sword ‘the Soul-taker’, Katana punishes bad guys by trapping her enemies’ soul within the sword for all eternity. She used to be ex-military and a regular Batman confidante in the comic books. She is also a huge part of the Birds of Prey superhero team.
Zatanna is a magic-based superhero in DC Comics. She also happens to be one of the strongest practitioners of the mystic arts in the comic book universe. Shazam has already used the element of Magic and the Arcana, which it will bring forth in full force next month, opening a gate that could also see Zatanna entering the DCEU. Zatanna’s storylines generally maintain a balance between good and dark, all the while keeping a lighter tone with loads of fun. If there is any way this could be replicated into a live-action adaptation, we could have another potential blockbuster in our hands. We could go so far as to say that a Zatanna movie could beat even Aquaman at the Box Office if done in the right manner.