There are a lot of pretty faces in comics, but the ladies who can pretty much wipe the floor with anyone who gets in their way are the ones who really win our hearts. Chris Sims of The Invincible Super-Blog returns to ComicsAlliance with a gallery of 15 comic book knockouts you'd never want to meet in a dark alley, no matter how intriguing that sounds.

15 Comic Book Babes Who Can Kick Your Ass

    JANISSA THE WIDOWMAKER: Her origin story -- and the non-consensual demon sex it involved -- was the source of a controversy that raged in Conan's letters page for years, and caused a lot of people to lose sight of what was really important about Janissa the Widowmaker, which is that she's just like Conan the Barbarian, except with dynamite gams.

    THE BARONESS: A high-ranking terrorist (and the inspiration for a generation of nerds obsessing over brunettes in glasses), the Baroness once shot G.I.Joe hottie Scarlett in the head, making the villainess the first member of the Cobra organization to actually hit a target.

    AGENT 355: Tasked with protecting the last living man on Earth after a "gendercide" wipes out half the population, 355 carried out her tasks by -- among other things -- straight up knocking this girl's eye out with a collapsible baton.

    BIG BARDA: There are a lot of people who see Big Barda, one of the "New Gods" created by Jack Kirby, as his vision of the ideal woman: Beautiful, devoted and strong enough to bench-press a medium-sized truck.

    ELEKTRA: In her ongoing affair with the hero Daredevil, the ninja assassin Elektra has redefined the "off-again, on-again" relationship to one that's more "dead-again, alive again, sometimes-actually-a-shapeshifting-Skrull-again."

    DHALUA STRONG: Shockingly enough, Tom Strong's wife Dhalua (from "Tom Strong") does not particularly appreciate it when tarted-up Nazis make moves on her man.

    CATWOMAN: With a career in villainy that stretches back to 1940, Catwoman is the template that every femme fatale in comics was based on, and is still so popular that even that abysmal Halle Berry flick couldn't keep her down.

    ELSA BLOODSTONE: The daughter of immortal caveman monster-hunter Ulysses Bloodstone, Elsa joined up with the NextWave: Agents of H.A.T.E. team and proceeded to beat the ever-loving crap out of bad guys with whatever implements were handy.

    KITTY PRYDE: In her years as one of the X-Men, Kitty Pryde -- a mutant with the power to "phase" through solid objects -- has alternately been a computer genius, a ballerina, a superhero, a ninja and a secret agent bartender. Because Chris Claremont, that's why.

    AISHA: When her rogue covert operations unit ("The Losers") is being hunted down by a hundred mercenaries, Aisha's response is to blow one of their heads off with a rifle and correct them: "99." That is just how she rolls.

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