How well do you know your female superheroes?

Female superhero.
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It's a bird. It's a plane. It's ... a woman who's going to save the world.

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Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle, was a character in a 1940 comic book and is widely considered the first female comic superhero.
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Question 1 of 9 Score: 0

Who is widely considered the first female superhero?

Fantomah, known as the "Mystery Woman of the Jungle," was created by Fletcher Hanks and first appeared as a minor character in Marvel's "Jungle Comics #2" in 1940. She protects the jungle with her powers of flight, levitation, mutation and the ability to transform objects.

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Cover art of the 2009 comic book Uncanny X-Men #509: "Sisterhood Part 2" (art by Greg Land).

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Who is the twin sister of 'X Men' superhero Captain Britain?

The Marvel UK series "Captain Britain" first featured Psylocke, whose powers include martial arts skills and telekinesis, in 1976. She's appeared in multiple video games over the years, and now she's being brought to life by American actress Olivia Munn with the 2016 release of "X Men: Apocalypse."

Gal Gadot in a publicity still as Wonder Woman.
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Which actress called trying on her Wonder Woman costume for the first time 'an out-of-body experience'?

"There I was, little Gal from Israel becoming Wonder Woman. ... I’m very grateful to be the one who is going to bring her to life,” Gal Gadot, who's playing the Amazon Warrior in 2016's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," said.

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Scarlet Johansson as the Black Widow.
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What is the Black Widow's country of origin?

Natalia Alianovna "Natasha" Romanova, aka Black Widow, was first introduced in Marvel Comics as a Russian spy. She later defected to the U.S., becoming an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a member of the Avengers. On the big screen, she's played by American actress Scarlett Johansson.

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DC Comics' Catwoman.
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What is Catwoman's real name?

The real name of Catwoman, who's been known to cross the line between hero and villain in her many portrayals over the years, is Selina Kyle. She's been portrayed by American actresses Michelle Pfeiffer, Anne Hathaway and Halle Berry, among others. And she's known for having a complex love-hate relationship with Batman.

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Captain Marvel
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Name the superhero whose 'human' name is Carol Danvers:

Captain Marvel didn't start off as a woman (first transgender superhero, perhaps?) but after numerous versions of the character appeared in Marvel comics, the longtime superheroine known as Ms. Marvel assumed the identity of Captain Marvel in a series published in July 2012.

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Jessica Alba as the Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four.
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Now let's reverse that. What is the Invisible Woman's real name?

It wasn't easy to find a photo of this elusive character, who appears in Marvel comic books as a founding member of the Fantastic Four. Born Susan Storm, the Invisible Woman discovered her powers of invisibility after a cosmic storm. Jessica Alba played her in the 2005 film "Fantastic Four."

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Spider-Woman comic book cover
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How did Spider-Woman (aka Jessica Drew) receive her powers?

Spider-Woman's father, Dr. Jonathan Drew, was working for the terrorist cell HYDRA when he accidentally exposed his daughter to uranium poisoning. To save her life, he injected her with an untested spider serum. She then discovered she could shoot venom blasts and adhere to almost any surface.

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She-Hulk
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What is the occupation of She-Hulk (when she's not using her superhuman strength to save lives)?

As a young lawyer in New York, Jennifer Walters was injured and subsequently given a blood transfusion by her cousin, Bruce Banner. She could now combine her innate intelligence with boundless strength and endurance.

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Female superhero.
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