Like the actual society the fictitious world of comics is also dominated by male superheroes. Initially the patriarchal nature of comic literature staged very few women centric protagonists for the fear of acceptance from audience. Since comic book art is believed to mirror the social customs and traditions of different cultures, the strong influence of male and female gender bias also permeated the comic essence. However, over the past few years the female heroes are being delineated and are also gaining popularity in the realm of comic inventions. This remarkable transition is very much discernible when we see the female super heroes like Cat woman, Miss Fury, Sheena and Wonder Woman attaining predominance in the comic books and other mediums like movies and televisions as well.
The portrayals of these women are liberated from the age old gender stereotypes imposed by the society. These women are depicted as emancipated beings from the shackles of prejudices who equal the intelligence, strength, fearlessness and indomitable spirit of men in the domain of comic action. This transformation of outlook may be due to the redefining of the roles of women in both professional and personal fields. She is now educated, earning her own livelihood taking charge and ownership of her life, relationship and destiny. They no longer adhere to the restrictive social yardstick of feminine mannerisms, etiquettes and behaviors and defy the custom of being treated as mere erotic subjects. In fact the male metro hero is facing tough qualitative competition from his female counterpart in setting new dimensions in the field of comic crime fighting.
These super dynamic femme fatales in comic adventures possess all the beauty, allure and finesse of a woman but also forfeit their timid, submissive, fainthearted and unassertive selves for strength, courage, aggression, force and spirit. Ironically enough it is believed that the female super heroes are created to target men audience than women. This lack of female readership of metropolis comics is not encouraging and conducive for creating women comic role models but the comic artists are still hopeful to reverse this gender dynamics and add more versatility to this art.