There are so many reasons why female heroes and villains make comic book sales sky rocket and it's not because they symbolize sex. They symbolize that a woman can do just as much if not sometimes more than a man. Heroines like Wonder Woman and Storm are powerful creatures who can be docile at the same time. They show that there are other sides than just brute strength. They mix together powerful leader like qualities that can be respected and loved in every generation. They take after the wonderful and beautiful goddess Athena who was known as the goddess of wisdom. She was the patron goddess of Athens and the goddess of war. The reason why Athena was more loved by the people than Ares is because she is known to think before acting. Ares was known not to think and often run away from battle after battle(I'm talking about actual Greek mythology here look it up people) instead of sitting and continuing the battle. Wonder Woman brings back the heart of women who are warriors. She shows that women can be strong and powerful while women still expect the truth above all else! We women look to her because of her love of honesty and her ability to get to the root of the problem and dig it out painfully if she must. She has never completely said men were idiots, but she's more than willing to prove herself and not just talk a bunch of crap. Storm is known as the maternal character. She's powerful, but she holds back because she has to. Yet, if you mess with one of her kids(any member of the school) she will become like a mother bear and rip a person to shreds. She holds onto her beliefs no matter how many around her give in. She's the calm nature of the storm while inside she's holding back years of hurt and turmoil and yet you never hear her complain. She's like a woman whose heart has been scarred and bruised and unlike most people just randomly becoming explosive she never loses her poise. These are just two women who keep their teams together. They're the glue whether many recognize it or not. They have led their teams and then politely stepped aside when another leader or the original leader returned. I want every one to post about their favorite female heroes and why. I will not tolerate any one dissing another hero just to make theirs look better. If you couldn't tell I'm a Wonder Woman and Storm fan girl all the way!