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!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Road to Justice Society Rebirth: What We Know So Far, Week 01 (Spoilers Ahead)

It's a really exciting time to be a DC Comics fan right now, and this year is proving to be a really exciting year for Rebirth. While we still don't know the status quo of the classic Justice Society (or that of many other pre-Crisis Earth-2 characters for that matter), we've already had at least five of them confirmed as returning, and we've even gotten teases of ones that we can potentially see in the future.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Huntress and Power Girl in Rebirth: What Ingredients are Needed to Make a New Worlds' Finest Series Successful?

It's Easter Sunday, and for those who celebrate, Happy Easter! For those who don't, Happy Sunday and I hope you're making the most of your weekend.

I've been thinking about this for a while, and like everyone else waiting to hear anything about Justice Society Rebirth other than "wait and see," I've been doing a lot of speculating on how to bring back the classic Helena Wayne Huntress with Justice Society Rebirth and who would be the character to do it.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #303 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #303
Story: Undertakings
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Harry Sims, Pat Pending, The Undertaker
Creators: Joey Cavalieri (writer), Mike De Carlo (artist)
Publication Date: May 1983
Available In: Unavailable :(

Summary: News of the Huntress allegedly killing a bank robber has spread like wildfire throughout the mainstream media, and Harry Sims once again castigates his girlfriend on how she handled a dangerous criminal irresponsibly. Fed up with her boyfriend's rebukes, Helena Wayne fires back at him by pointing out how he's losing perspective on a case where evidence of her involvement in the criminal's death is faulty at best.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

My Future Reviews of Roy Thomas' Justice Society Comics Following His Offensive Response to Cultural Appropriation and Asian-Americans Regarding Iron Fist

I've been wanting to address Roy Thomas' offensive response to Asian-American criticism of Iron Fist appropriating Asian culture since Tuesday of this week. In fact, I spent--literally--all week processing what I read. This is unquestionably the hardest post I've had to write all week.