chap22 wrote:pulling a top 10 is tough b/c everybody's opinion is gonna be different, but per my thoughts on the most non-objectionable objective "best", and in no particular order:
pick one from: Stargirl/Raven/Mary Marvel/Jade/Fire/Ice/Big Barda/whoever
pick one from: Spider-Woman/Crystal/Medusa/Psylocke/Jean Grey/whoever
honestly...I love DC, and I'd still side with Marvel on this one. and once you go past that top 10, Marvel's MUCH deeper.
See, I look at those lists, and I think I have to give it to DC. Both lists have some of my favorite females, and both have some of my most hated characters, too. But especially after going to the bench, I think DC's are just more interesting. That is really hard for me to say, too, because Invisible Woman and Kitty top all female character lists (now that Oracle is gone (fuck you, DCnU!)). Since you tried to create objective top tens, and they're hard to argue from an influence perspective, I'll pick 5 off the bench, purely subjective favorites, just to see how it goes:
Fire, Ice, Barda, Elasti-Girl, Montoya Question (Again, fuck you DC)
Siryn, Stature, M, Medusa, Molly Hayes
Harder than I expected on both. Hmm, this is closer than the top tens for me.