Black Widow vs. The Baroness

Enough with the sci-fi technobabble, people, let's get back to what makes super-hero comics the biggest entertainment force on the planet -- horned up nerds and impossibly-constructed female forms in tight-fitting black leather. That's right, our Versus poll for this week is "Black Widow vs. The Baroness"!

Have at it, fellow geeks! Lay out your case for which of these beautiful but deadly femmes fatale would triumph in an all-out battle.

14 Responses to Black Widow vs. The Baroness

  1. Avatar Mr. Q says:

    I can’t even decide on this one. This is so unfair. It’s like asking me to choose over a platter of chocolate chip cookies or a whole birthday cake. The only thing I do know is this combo is gonna be in my dreams for some time now. ^////^

    Mr. Q

  2. Avatar Dan says:

    So we have to pick between the redhead or the hot chick with glasses? Damn you Hebert! I’m gonna go with Black Widow, because the Avengers movie was the best damn thing ever, and the G.I. Joe movie was pretty much the exact opposite.

  3. Avatar Hyborian_Dog says:

    I don’t know much of anything about The Baroness, but what I DO know is I’m still coming off an Avengers high…

  4. Avatar Jack Zelger says:

    Well, the Baroness may at least be more ruthless. She’s not above flat out murdering someone. Even at her worst (as far as I know) Black Widow was sort of on the side of “good”. Lack of mercy may make Baroness more lethal.

    Then again, she’s never displayed the outlandish acrobatics I saw the Widow display in the Avengers movie, so you may have to go with her. Does it count in this scenario that the good guys usually win?

  5. Avatar Gene says:

    Quick! Someone grab a kiddy pool, I’ll start making Jello!!!!

    Baby oil?

    Okay, sorry, had to be said 🙂

    I’d have to give it to the Widow. I think she has more training as an assassin and a spy – and is more likely a better hand to hand fighter. Sure, Baroness has that cold blooded ruthlessness, but I think Widow has that in her, and chooses not to use it. But in a pinch, I’d think she’d let loose.

    Also, IIRC, Widow has had a version of the Super Soldier Serum, making her a bit more powerful than the normal human.

  6. Avatar Stephen says:

    That depends. Would BW hit someone wearing glasses? 😉

  7. Avatar John says:

    Quick!Someone grab a kiddy pool, I’ll start making Jello!!!!

    Baby oil?

    Okay, sorry, had to be said

    …my thoughts exactly!

  8. Avatar Myro says:

    That depends. Would BW hit someone wearing glasses?

    No, Widow would rip those things off her face and crush them under her boot. Baroness better hope her glasses aren’t prescription, or else she’s going to have problems seeing Natasha punch her in the face so many times. Black Widow all the way.

  9. Avatar Doornik1142 says:

    Baroness, baby, sweetheart, you know I love ya, but your record doesn’t look good. In more than twenty years you and Cobra have utterly failed to defeat the ragtag band of misfits known as the G.I. Joes. Whereas Black Widow and the Avengers have defeated pretty much everyone and everything that dared to stand against them, up to and including entire armies of alien soldiers with vastly superior technology and omnipotent cosmic beings who made a career of wiping out entire worlds.

  10. Avatar Kelex says:

    I prefer The Baroness, but Black Widow would OWN her.

  11. Avatar The Atomic Punk says:

    Drool… wait… I’m supposed to vote?… drool…

    Ummm… anyone else notice the “AH!” next to the Baroness’ right thigh?

  12. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    The Atomic Punk:
    Drool… wait… I’m supposed to vote?… drool…

    Ummm… anyone else notice the “AH!” next to the Baroness’ right thigh?

    That illustration is by the legendary Adam Hughes.

  13. Avatar Phatchick says:

    While the Baroness does have all those Cobra drones to call on; in a one on one, the Widow would make snakey hash out of her. Waayyy tougher and used to working on her own. IMO, the Baroness couldn’t polish her nails without backup.

  14. Avatar SongBird says:

    The Baroness’ aim isn’t all that hot. Black Widow could put a bullet through her head with her eyes closed.

    Also, Baroness isn’t that great of a hand-to-hand combatant. Black Widow, widow bites or no, still owns her in that department as well.