Un-hero Comics by Female Authors/Artists

In a world where supermen rule comics, video games, and film, we offer a list of graphic novels created by women that range from dark to whimsical and otherworldly to all too similar to everyday life.

Exquisite corpse by Pénélope Bagieu

Zoe looks for escape from her mediocre existence in the arms of a shut-in harboring a big secret.

A collection of observations and oddities in stunning color.

Writer and cartoonist Alison Bechdel writes about her relationship with her mother.

Through the woods by Emily Carroll

Five "spine-tingling" short stories in a style reminiscent of Mary Shelley or Edgar Allen Poe.

Graphic memoir of the famed New Yorker cartoonist.

In a hyper-patriarchy of the future, women are banished to an outer planet for the most mild of infractions. 

A collection of historical, literary and pop-culture parodies.

The adventures of Superhero Girl, who struggles with her everyday life, battling monsters and aliens, and snarky comments from Skeptical Guy.

The book centers on five formidable women from two unrelated families, linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been, hard-drinking 1930s private detective.