Black Widow III
Nick Name
Civilian ID
Captain Yelena Belova
Espionage Agent
Legal Status
Citizen of Russia with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Kiev, Russia
Group Affiliation


Glavnoye Razvedyvatelnoye Upravlenie (G.R.U.)

Note: Glavnoye Razvedyvatelnoye Upravlenie which translates as Main Intelligence Administration is the heir to the Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti also known as the K.G.B.

Base of Operations
Moscow, Russia
5' 7"
135 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Olympic level athlete skilled in a multitude of armed and unarmed combat methods.

Above average intelligence with training in covert espionage.


Wrist Cartridges: Containing various tools of the spy trade: tear-gas pellets, a radio transmitter and spring-loaded cable, as well as a small device capable of emitting a high-frequency electrostatic charge.

Civilian and Military Weaponry

Common Enemies
Black Widow II
Regularly Appearing

Black Widow Vol. 1 & 2

Black Widow: Pale Little Spider

First Appearance
Inhumans Vol. 2 #5 (March, 1999)
Paul Jenkins & Jae Lee

Yelena Belova trained in the infamous Russian intelligence school known as the Red Room becoming one of the secret institution's best students since Natasha Rominoff became the Black Widow. Obsessed with proving her superiority to her predecessor, Belova risked interfering with Rominoff's mission to stop a terrorist group from obtaining a deadly bio-weapon, just so she could claim the mantel of Black Widow.