I have been reading some great graphic novels of late (shopping for the school library where I work), and it has been quite noticable in a lot of the books that I have bought that the protagonist has a very strong female character. I like this. For too long the comic world has had their women in tight spandex with small waists, huge chests and big hair, so it's nice to come across something for the rest of us (the regular sized women of reality).
No bones about it (har har), we have some very strong girls in our graphic novels these days, and I am always on the lookout for more. Not only are the girls in the books they are writing them too, and I just love the positive message and the great role modeling example for our girls.