Saturday, 17 June 2017

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #305 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #305
Story: Straightjacket
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Harry Sims, Doctor Tarr, Professor Fether, Milo
Creators: Joey Cavalieri (writer), Michael Hernandez (artist)
Publication Date: July 1983
Available In: Unavailable :(

Summary: The Huntress has been captured by Dr. Tarr and Milo, both of whom escaped from the Willow Funeral Home prior to explosion. Feeling threatened that the Huntress is equally hot on the trail of their own scam, the duo take the Huntress back to Arkham Asylum to get her "fixed up" by a man known only as "Professor Fether." When the Huntress arrives at Gotham's most infamous sanitarium, what horrors await for her there? Has Arkham Asylum's doctors truly gone rogue, or have the patients taken over the asylum?

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Road to Justice Society Rebirth: What We Know So Far, Week 05 (Spoilers Ahead)

It has been a month now since "The Button" concluded with more questions than answers, and this month begins DC's latest event Dark Knights: Metal. As such, the book to check out this month is Dark Days: The Forge #1, which--like "The Button"--continues to plant new mysteries surrounding the DC Universe's Rebirth.

Previously, we learned that a near 100-year-old Johnny Thunder is being kept in a resting home, and is one of the few people on Prime Earth who still remembers the Justice Society. We also previously learned from "The Button" that Jay Garrick is trapped in the speed force, or some other dimension where he is being kept prisoner by Dr. Manhattan. We also learned that Kent Nelson was being held prisoner in his Tower in Salem by Nabu, and was only recently released from his magic-induced coma (complete with helmet on head) in the events of Blue Beetle #9.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Batman Proposes To Catwoman In Rebirth. What Could This Mean For Our Girl, Helena Wayne?

Last week, DC Comics did the unexpected. In the pages of Batman #24 by Tom King and David Finch, Bruce Wayne got down on one knee and proposed marriage to Selina Kyle with a ring using the same diamond she originally stole (in Batman #1 from 1940) that he later bought from the owner. It was a very significant moment in Bruce and Selina's present.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Yay or Nay? My Thoughts on Wonder Woman, Mild Spoilers Ahead!

Wonder Woman is here and she is crushing everything else at the box office this weekend! This is excellent news for both a superhero film fronted by a woman as well as a female director. It is also the film that is going to undoubtedly pave the road for more female-led superhero films, and hopefully female (including women of colour) directors as well.

Taking place in the last year of World War I, Wonder Woman chronicles Princess Diana's heroic journey from her life as the Amazonian daughter of Queen Hippolyta on Themyscira to becoming the world-wide sensation known as "Wonder Woman" in Man's World. At the start of her journey, Diana has a very innocent view of the world and of mankind comparable to that of a child. As she becomes acquainted with the world of man, its prejudices, weaknesses, and corruption, she starts to learn that life on the other side is more complex and not as clear-cut as she was accustomed to on Themyscira. By the end of her journey, Diana develops a stronger sense of identity and mission for herself.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Road to Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman Rebirth: Year One

Title: Wonder Woman Rebirth Vol. 02
Story: Year One
Characters: Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), Etta Candy, Steve Trevor, Queen Hippolyta, Ares
Creators: Greg Rucka (writer), Nicola Scott (artist)
Publication Date: May 2017
Available In: Print | Digital

Description: A part of DC Rebirth!

New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka continues his return to WONDER WOMAN! The team of Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana's first year as Earth's protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own...one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman's journey begins in this epic origin story!

Collects WONDER WOMAN #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12, #14.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Road to Justice Society Rebirth: What We Know So Far, Week 04 (Spoilers Ahead)

This past Wednesday saw the conclusion of "The Button" crossover between Batman and The Flash. I originally had this post scheduled for Wednesday like with the other three posts, but then I made the mistake of reading Superman #23 just before lunch that same day. If you read this week's Superman, you don't have to guess as to what "event" happened in that comic that sent me into a flying rage the rest of the day, but it is one that deserves its own post. For this one, we'll only focus on "The Button."

Saturday, 13 May 2017

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #304 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #304
Story: Last Rites
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), The Undertaker
Creators: Joey Cavalieri (writer), Mike De Carlo (artist)
Publication Date: June 1983
Available In: Unavailable :(

Summary: The Huntress has discovered the Undertaker's secret and risks exposing his funeral home scam to the public. His plan for keeping his secret is to dispose of the Huntress the same way he disposes of all his evidence: by burning her in his secret crematorium in the basement of his funeral home. He has already disposed of the Mechanic and Pat Pending in this fashion, and has one more client to dispose of before the night is over: a hitman by the name of the Paralyzer.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Road to Wonder Woman: Legend of Wonder Woman: Origins

Title: Legend of Wonder Woman Vol. 01
Story: Origins
Characters: Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), Etta Candy, Steve Trevor, Queen Hippolyta, General Antiope, Duke of Deception, Priscilla Rich, Ares
Creators: Renae De Liz (writer/artist), Ray Dillon (artist)
Publication Date: December 2016
Available In: Print | Digital

Description: THE BEGINNING OF A LEGEND!

On the hidden island of Themyscira, the Amazons, led by Queen Hippolyta, live in a kingdom of peace, protected by the gods. But the balance is upset when Hippolyta is granted what no immortal may have: a child, given life from the clay of the island. She is the princess Diana, who alone can sense the evil that is infesting the Amazon’s home.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Road to Justice Society Rebirth: What We Know So Far, Week 03 (Spoilers Ahead)

We are on the penultimate chapter of "The Button" this week, and while I didn't expect any Justice Society or pre-Crisis Earth-2 reveals given that this is a Bruce and Thomas Wayne centric chapter, it does setup up for some big reveals for the final chapter. I would say the biggest tease at the conclusion of this week's chapter is--POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT--a revisit of the pre-Crisis DC Multiverse and we may finally see Doctor Manhattan at last.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Road to Justice Society Rebirth: What We Know So Far, Week 02 (Spoilers Ahead)

We are finally halfway through "The Button" story arc with this week's The Flash #21, and plenty of exciting things happen in this week's second instalment that are definitely worth paying the $3.99 cover price for. I won't spoil everything that happens in this week's second instalment, but I do want to talk about what this week's reveals (coupled with past reveals) might mean for the Justice Society's Rebirth. Perhaps we may even see a Rebirth of the pre-Crisis Earth-2 since the original pre-Crisis multiverse is now being teased across various Rebirth books. Really exciting stuff, I can barely contain myself!

And of course, this wouldn't be a Helena Wayne Huntress blog if we didn't spend the rest of the post speculating what this week's reveals might mean for our favourite crossbow-wielding Dark Knight Daughter! Let's get right to it! And oh yes! There are spoilers ahead! Stop here now if you haven't been reading "The Button" or any of the Rebirth comics, and would like the chance to catch up before reading any of my wild theories on what I think is going on. Your call!