To celebrate espnW's Top 25 Women In Sports list, Marvel Comics turned the athletes into epic cartoons

By Ana Calderone
Updated December 09, 2015 04:05 PM
Credit: Kate Niemczyk

These fierce female athletes are looking even more like superheroes than usual.

To celebrate espnW’s Top 25 Women In Sports list – IMPACT25 – Marvel Comics turned athletes like Ronda Rosey, Misty Copeland and Serena Williams into epic cartoons.

“These 25 [women] were remarkable for their influence on and off the field,” Alison Overholt, editor-in-chief, espnW, said in a statement. “They have individually – and collectively – advanced the dialogue surrounding women in sports, and we’re proud to celebrate their feats.”

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Despite her recent loss against Holly Holm, Rousey, 28, was recognized for her impressive fights inside the ring with an illustration of the mixed martial artist throwing a jab through glass – with her rock-hard abs on full display, of course.

In her drawing, Williams, 34, is pulling off a “Super Galactic Slam,” a nod to her year filled with three Grand Slam titles.

Copeland – the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater – is pictured breaking through her pointe shoe ribbons.

“That’s been my goal since I was 13,” Copeland, 33, told PEOPLE in November of her promotion, before adding her advice to aspiring athletes.

“Work hard,” she said. “Every day is a new opportunity to start fresh and be better.”