We are living in the golden era of comic books. It’s no secret that super hero based films, television shows, video games and what’s on the pulp itself are all the rage. Yet, a glaring black eye on the genre is its lack of females to have hit either, the big or small screens. Before you start dropping names like Black Widow, Harley Quinn or the upcoming Wonder Woman. Yes, this is a welcome change, but it’s also like giving a whale a tic-tac. Simply not enough, especially when you factor in that none of these heroes listed are women of color. No worries, ‘LLERO to the rescue, here are just a few of the Latinas who have made waves in comic book based film and television and looked good doing it.
Lynda Jean Cordova Carter is the OG of heroines. Before Gal Gadot picked up the golden lasso, Lynda Carter was reppin’ Latinas back in the 70’s with her real life portrayal of Diana Prince, better known as Wonder Woman. The series ran on ABC from 1977 to 1980. It was groundbreaking because it was the first time a female lead carried a super hero show and put Carter on the map. Making her a pinup babe alongside the ranks of Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Tiegs. After Wonder Women, Carter would go on to star in several made for television films, make singing appearances and settle down to start a family. However, she recently got back in the game and can now be seen on the CW’s Supergirl series as none other than the President of the United States — don’t we wish life would imitate art on that one!