Thursday, 31 December 2015

End of the Year Reflection, New Years Resolution Post

Here we are guys. We've made it! The last day of 2015! The end of the rope! And what a tough year it has been to be an Earth-2 fan hasn't it, comrades? We sat through the shitstorm of Earth-2: World's End and the sequel comic, Earth-2: Society, which continued the same problems with characterisation and lazy writing so many of us found off-putting with the first comic. The only difference was the second comic didn't have the accompanying disaster porn that made the first comic unbearable to read. Still, the year hasn't been all bad.

Friday, 25 December 2015

The Best of the Huntress: All-Star Comics #71 Review

Title: All-Star Comics #71
Story: The Deadliest Game in Town
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Wildcat (Ted Grant), The Star-Spangled Kid (Sylvester Pemberton)
Creators: Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Publication Date: March 1978
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: Picking up where the last issue left off, Wildcat, Star-Spangled Kid, and the Huntress are all surrounded by the Strike Force. Huntress rationalises that under the current circumstances, it really makes no difference if they strike first or not because the people they're up against them are going to attack them anyway. Seeing no merit in talking things through, Huntress decides to attack first thinking that if they take initiative, they can at least eliminate some of the Strike Force's numbers and the rest will be easier to manage. Wildcat doesn't like taking orders from a woman, but Kid sees no point in arguing with the Huntress and goes along with her plan. Wildcat eventually follows suit since he at least gets to punch some guys down, which is something he enjoys doing. Helena confirms that she is not trying to give orders, but is merely trying to 'be a part of the team.'

Thursday, 24 December 2015

The Best of the Huntress: All-Star Comics #70 Review

Title: All-Star Comics #70
Story: A Parting of the Ways
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Wildcat (Ted Grant), The Star-Spangled Kid (Sylvester Pemberton)
Creators: Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Publication Date: January 1978
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: Following the Psycho-Pirate's attack on both Bruce Wayne and the Justice Society, all heroes are gathered up in the Justice Society's main headquarters in Gotham getting reacquainted. After saying a few words to one another, most depart to carry on with their day's activities, leaving Power Girl, Wildcat, and the Star-Spangled Kid with nothing to do. Without any crime happening in the city (much less a major threat requiring the Justice Society), all three remaining members find themselves feeling bored. Power Girl departs to look for something to do (and she does), leaving both Kid and Wildcat to ease their boredom on their own.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #285 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #285
Story: The Man in the Murder Ward
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Robin (Dick Grayson), Harry Sims
Creators: Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Publication Date: November 1981
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: Following his encounter with the Joker, Gotham district attorney Harry Sims finds himself in the hospital recovering from Joker toxin poisoning. He has recurring dreams about Helena Wayne as the Huntress, Power Girl, and the Joker. Upon waking up, Harry finds himself surrounded by hospital staff and even his girlfriend, Helena Wayne, in her civilian identity. The doctor asks all staff to leave the room in order to give the couple some privacy. Helena greets Harry with a hug and goes on to tell him he doesn't need to worry about the Joker anymore as she succeeded in apprehending him. While Harry is grateful for Helena's rescue, he still tells her that he finds her vigilantism a problem for their relationship and doesn't believe he can keep loving her with this knowledge.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Earth-2: Society #7 Preview

EARTH-2 SOCIETY #7
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON
Art by JORGE JIM√ČNEZ & ALISSON BORGES
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
As the fledgling society of new Earth threatens to disintegrate into chaos, can the raw power of the Green Lantern overcome the godlike abilities of Doctor Impossible? Or is Alan Scott just a man, after all?
DECEMBER 09 | RATED T | $2.99 PRINT | DIGITAL









Sunday, 6 December 2015

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #284 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #284
Story: Together Again...For the First Time
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Robin (Dick Grayson), Arthur Cranston, Edgar Stenville
Creators: Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Publication Date: October 1981
Available In: Print

Summary: After the events with both Lionmane and the Joker, it's been a pretty busy couple of nights for the Huntress. Even moreso with the arrival of a new Batman whom she knows isn't her father! Having exhausted herself for one evening, Helena Wayne decides to relax with an early morning shower, only to be greeted by Dick Grayson who's been waiting for her in her bathroom. (Weird place to wait for someone, I might add).