It's Superhero Week here at Eye Opener, and with with Supergirl beginning her second season at her new home on The CW, we thought we'd take a look back at the top 5 female superheroes in movies and TV.
5. First up, at number five: Hawkgirl from "Justice League" and "Justice League: Unlimited." Shayera Hol, also known as Hawkgirl, is not only one of the best-written superheroes – male or female and in any medium – she's also one of the toughest. This alien can not only fly, but she wields an electrically-charged mace allowing her to beat up enemies and obstacles with ease.
4. While there's no shortage of awesome female superheroes among the X-Men, number four on our list goes to Jean Grey. Never mind the fact she was one of the original X-Men way back in '63 – or that she has one of the deepest, darkest, most compelling backstories of any characters in comic history – we're picking Jean Grey because she's one of the few mutants more powerful than her teacher, Professor X. Heck, in the latest film she – SPOILER ALERT – even killed the bad guy, Apocalypse.
3. This list was difficult to put together because there are so few female superheroes on TV and in movies. But our number three pick, the Black Widow, has been kicking butt since "Iron Man 2" and shows no signs of stopping any time soon. In fact, if we're all lucky, we might get a solo Black Widow movie at some point in the future.
2. Number two is Supergirl from the hit TV show. While the character has been on TV, in cartoons, and even had her own movie, this version of Supergirl is the one who doesn't rely on her cousin Superman to most of the heavy lifting.
1. And our number one female superhero: Wonder Woman. Not the one from the new movie coming out, or the one from the cartoons, but the original TV show "Wonder Woman." The one and only Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman through four seasons and was the first female superhero to have her own show. In fact, the TV show came out before the classic "Superman" movie starring Christopher Reeve. That's why she is now, and forever, the number one female superhero. If being in one awesome show wasn't enough, Lynda Carter will be playing the President of the United States in Season 2 of "Supergirl." And Wonder Woman did have the greatest theme song...