Monday, 15 January 2018

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #308 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #308
Story: Pressure
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Gary Minelli, Nedra Borrower
Creators: Joey Cavalieri (writer), Michael Hernandez (artist)
Publication Date: 05 October 1983
Available In: Digital

Summary: It has been a wild ride for the Huntress. From the moment she took on the cases of the Mechanic, Pat Pending, and the Undertaker, all of which led her to Arkham Asylum where she was shot with a potent cocktail of hallucinogens, Helena Wayne is more than happy to get back to her normal routine of being a lawyer by day and the Huntress by night. But are things really back to normal for the Huntress, or are things just getting started? As the downward spiral of Helena Wayne's life continues, she is met with a new set of friends and foes, one of which is the ambitious reporter, Nedra Borrower, who is out for the Huntress' blood!

Monday, 1 January 2018

I Can't Buy Huntress: Dark Knight Daughter In Print. How Do I Buy It Digitally?

Hello! Happy New Year! Well...as "happy" as it can it get under current circumstances that is. I completely understand if many are still feeling like Dr. Manhattan on Mars. I'm personally still on that boat myself. However! I do want to keep sharing my favourite Helena Wayne Huntress stories with all of you. One of the things that did make me happy last year was celebrating Helena's 40th anniversary and it was certainly fun examining the character's entire publication history.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

2017 End of the Year Reflection, 2018 New Year's Resolution

Ooff. 2017. To say this year was exhausting is understatement. From the continuously disastrous Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom to the political crisis between Catalonia and Spain, not to mention the ever cataclysmic farce that is Donald Trump in the US, to say I wanted so badly to be living on another planet this year is also an understatement. It's enough to say I completely understand why Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan went to Mars to find peace of mind, and why Valkyrie from this year's Thor: Ragnarok lived at the bottom of a bottle.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Helena Wayne 40th Anniversary: The Brave and the Bold #184

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #184
Written by MIKE W. BARR
Art by JIM APARO
Cover by JIM APARO
Bruce Wayne's Christmas visit from Earth-2 Huntress Helena Wayne is ruined when, during a mission, he discovers that his father was a filthy criminal! After a crisis of conscience and deciding to give up being Batman, Huntress helps him dig up the truth and holiday cheer abounds! It's a heartwarming tale no matter WHAT world you're from.
MARCH 01 | RATED T | $0.60 | PRINT









Thursday, 14 December 2017

Helena Wayne 40th Anniversary: Justice Society of America Annual #1

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by JERRY ORDWAY
Cover by ALEX ROSS
With the arrival of Gog, many JSA members were granted their heart's desire—and now Power Girl's wish has come true as she's transported to her home reality on Earth-2 where the JSA were the only heroes and her best friend was Helena Wayne, the daughter of Batman!
JULY 30 | RATED T | $3.99 | PRINT | DIGITAL











Thursday, 7 December 2017

Helena Wayne 40th Anniversary: America vs the Justice Society

AMERICA VS THE JUSTICE SOCIETY
Written by ROY THOMAS
Art by JERRY ORDWAY, HOWARD BENDER, RAFAEL KAYANAN, MICHAEL BAIR
Cover by JERRY ORDWAY
Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Years after his death, Batman’s diary is made public only to accuse his old teammates, the Justice Society of America, of being Nazi collaborators with Hitler himself. Not wanting to fight their own country, the Justice Society surrender themselves to the law and now stand trial for crimes they did not commit. Who is the mastermind behind framing the World’s Greatest Superheroes? And why would they tarnish their pillars of society? Written by the legendary Roy Thomas with illustrations by an all-star team of Jerry Ordway, Rafael Kayanan, and others, this classic tale collects AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY #1-4.
JULY 12 | RATED T | $14.99 | PRINT | DIGITAL


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Batman Annual #2: Prime Earth Helena Wayne Revealed?

My original plan today was to finish my write-up on America vs The Justice Society for Helena Wayne's 40th Anniversary celebration. But then, Batman Annual #2 by Tom King, Lee Weeks, and Michael Lark also came out today with an additional surprise. Naturally, fans curiously asked me all day today what I thought of today's surprise, which can only mean one thing: we got a glimpse of the Prime Earth Helena Wayne.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Yay or Nay? My Thoughts on Justice League, Some Spoilers Ahead

Let me start by saying it is hard to talk about Justice League without discussing the stuff that went on behind the scenes during production. From Warner Bros. decision to start shooting this film before knowing how Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would be received both commercially and critically, to the last minute changes they made to the film during post-production in an attempt to course-correct--all of that factored into the final product that is the theatrical release of Justice League. It's enough to say this is my third draft of my review for the film.

In the first two drafts, I went too deep into the production issues that resulted in the film's issues. I then found myself talking more about the behind the scenes stuff than reviewing the actual film. I then thought about whether or not to wait for an extended Zack Snyder cut of the film like I did for Batman v Superman in order to give the film a fair review. After doing some research, it looks like we won't be getting one for this film, at least not for the initial Blu-Ray release. (Though if there is a strong enough demand for it, Warner Bros. might release a Zack Snyder director's cut further down the line.)

Having said that, I've decided for my third draft to just talk about the product that we have now and how I felt about the film after my two screenings. It won't be too spoiler-heavy, but I do discuss some significant developments for the film, so proceed at your own caution.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Helena Wayne 40th Anniversary: Infinity Inc: The Generations Saga

INFINITY INC: THE GENERATIONS SAGA
Written by ROY THOMAS
Art by JERRY ORDWAY
Cover by JERRY ORDWAY
Shunned by their parents and mentors in the Justice Society of America, Infinity, Inc. is a team made up of the best and brightest new heroes from the next generation of DC Comics. Collected at last from INFINITY INC. #1-4, ALL-STAR SQUADRON #25-26 and ALL-STAR SQUADRON ANNUAL #2, INFINITY INC. follows the adventures of the Justice Society of America's sons and daughters as they pick up the role of crime-fighters from their parents. Denied membership by the JSA, the young cast of Infinity Inc. decides to train themselves – including heroes Power Girl, Huntress, Jade, Obsidian, Nuklon and more!
JULY 12 | RATED T | $39.99 | PRINT | DIGITAL



Thursday, 16 November 2017

Helena Wayne 40th Anniversary: Crisis on Multiple Earths Vols. 5 & 6

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS
Written by GERRY CONWAY
Art by DICK DILLIN
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
The Justice League of America teams up with their heroic predecesors, The Justice Society of America, in this new collection featuring three adventures that have never been reprinted before. First, the two teams face the unexpected threat from someof DC's war and Western characters, including Jonah Hex and Enemy Ace. Then, the teams must find the traitor within their own ranks. And finally, the JLA and JSA join forces with The New Gods to stop the evil might of Darkseid. This classic crossover CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL. 5 collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #159-160, #171-172, #183-185.
JUNE 04 | RATED T | $19.99 | PRINT | DIGITAL