What do Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Huntress, and Black Canary have in common? They are sexy, sultry DC comic super heroes—perfect entertainment for AfterEllen.com readers.
I first got into super heroes as a kid when I was hooked on the Super Friends (1973-74). I thought Wonder Woman was so cool! Yes, between that and playing basketball endlessly, I should have had a big “L” on my forehead.
Needless to say, this set the course for my love of female super heroes today.
Today, I subscribe to Justice League Unlimited, JLA Classified, Wonder Woman, Amazon Attacks, Countdown, Hawkgirl, Birds of Prey, and Manhunter to get my fix of super hotties. I read Justice League Unlimited and JLA Classified for the Super Friends, and the JLA Classified comic is a great, gritty read with adult story lines.
I’m a Wonder Woman fan so the Wonder Woman Volume 3 and Amazon Attacks comics are my favorites on this list. Diana Prince (Wonder Woman’s secret identify) has a sister named Donna, and Wonder Woman’s mother, Queen Hippolyta, has been resurrected from the dead, turned evil, and is hell-bent on ruling the United States (which still might be an improvement over George Bush, frankly). The dramatic conflict between Wonder Woman and her mother is awesome. Not to mention that even Queen Hippolyta is a hottie. Her power and authority over even Wonder Woman is awesome. Read more about this series on Wikipedia here and here.
Countdown is a weekly comic that’s published weekly for one year, crossing over all the DC super heroes, which is frankly confusing for me at times. I read it for Donna Prince and the “multiverse” storyline. Can you imagine a world where there are numerous alternate universes? It’s science fiction with super heroes.
After being hooked on Shayera "Hawkgirl" Hol in the Justice League on Cartoon Network, I read the Hawkgirl DC comic. New to the concept of Hawkgirl? Here’s a quick overview on her super powers, via Wikipedia:
Hawkgirl owes her powers to a belt of nth metal, a substance native to the planet Thanagar (once home of another pair of Hawk-heroes, Katar Hol and Hawkwoman). The metal is psycho-reactive, responding to its bearer’s thoughts and in its base form has a number of electromagnetic/gravitational properties. To the Hawks, it grants the power of flight, superhuman strength, super-acute vision, and an enhanced healing/regeneration ability.
Bottom line: Hawkgirl gives Wonder Woman and Queen Hippolyta a run for their super money on the hottie meter.
If you watch our video blogs, you’ve learned that Sarah and I really liked the short-lived Birds of Prey (2002) TV show, starring Ashley Scott and Dina Meyer. To get my Huntress and Black Canary fix, I subscribe to the Birds of Prey comic. While Oracle’s cool, I read this comic for Huntress — she’s edgy with lots of attitude and has a sexy super hero outfit.
Manhunter? I’m not sure if this comic has been cancelled due to low sales. Regardless of its status, I read Manhunter because I was intrigued with its cover. After seeing the red body suit with silver accents, I had to subscribe.
If you don’t have a comic store near you, check out MidtownComics.com — you can subscribe to a comic series very easily online, they’ll deliver it to your door, and you’ll avoid the amusing looks you get when you ask the guy behind the counter for "the Hawk Girl comic" and it comes out sounding like "the hot girl comic."
Although come to think of it, if there’s a cute girl behind the counter, you may want to buy it in person, after all…