With the new DC universe rolling out this month, a lot of the comic news and talk has been about that; what’s changed, what’s the same, and who’s still around. This past week, however, a lot of talk about that (and non-DC books) has been drowned out by the fresh but familiar controversy of how women are portrayed in comics. Instead of writing another piece on that (I rant enough on Twitter), I wanted to write on the superhero books I think portray women as solid, complex, and flawed characters. They’re women that I can relate to, women that remind me of my friends, women that -aside from the crazy super powers- I can imagine live just down the hall from me. These are examples of what I look for in female characters, not just in comics, but all media.