Earlier this year Marvel Comics introduced a series of $1 reprinted introductory titles under the True Believers logo. All featured characters leading into Marvel’s Secret Wars summer event series. A new batch of True Believers titles are being released this month, offering a great jumping on point to ten titles featuring the best of Marvel’s pantheon of strong women leads.
Each issue is a reprint of the first issue of key titles, many available in their full story arcs as trade paperbacks and hardcovers for those who get hooked. And expect to. Whether you’ve been in or out of the Marvel Universe lately you’ll find stories here that even made national news. Like Jason Aaron’s story of the first woman holding the Thor mantle (and hammer). Like Ms. Marvel, soon to be featured in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
Like Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto’s Black Widow, the borg.com pick for Best Comic Book Series of 2014.
The Renaissance of movie and TV tie-in action figures arrived in 2013 with Funko’s classic Kenner-style ReAction figure line. Other companies focus on single licensed figures and getting the likenesses spot-on, but Funko’s diversification of lines meant everyone could find something that fit their personal niche at an affordable price point. A true throwback series, one of the overlooked features of the line is the incredible variety of no-names-taken, classic kick-ass heroines represented.
In fact you can find here the top of the world’s best, in-your-face, take-no-prisoners, genre heroines. Buy them for yourself, for your friends, or get your favorite as a totem to inspire you each day from your desktop. And where the early sculpts in Funko’s line admittedly looked nothing like the actresses that made the roles famous, the new lines have only improved. And nobody has better packaging designs than the ReAction line.
Who would you add to the Funko roster of heroines? Compare your list to our more than 85 suggestions for future kick-ass women action figures below.
First, check out this Baker’s Dozen of our favorites in the current Funko pantheon: