Saturday, 25 June 2016

Thoughts about Earth-2, Helena Wayne, and the Justice Society in Rebirth: An Open Letter to Geoff Johns

Dear Geoff Johns,

Happy Saturday! I hope all is well with you and that you are in good health. I'm writing to you today because I've been thinking a lot about Rebirth this past month, and especially where my favourite characters Helena Wayne, Kara Zor-L, and Hippolyta Trevor fit into a Prime Earth Justice Society. I must warn you though, this letter is very long because it is a lot to unpack. I didn't just address what happened in the last 5 years, but also in the last 30 (since the Crisis on Infinite Earths reboot), resulting in the problems with representation we still have today. I also couldn't address the problems I experienced with DC within this timeframe without addressing the larger real world context that influenced many of the problems I experienced. So bear with me. I don't blame you if you take breaks in between paragraphs, because as I said, it's a lot to talk about.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Earth-2: Society #13 Review

Title: Earth-2: Society #13
Story: A Whole New World
Characters: Fury, Hawkgirl (Kendra Muñoz-Saunders), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Flash (Jay Garrick), Huntress (Helena Wayne), Power Girl (Kara Zor-L), Val-Zod, Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Sonia Sato, Doctor Fate (Khalid Ben-Hassin)
Creators: Dan Abnett (writer), Federico Dallocchio (artist)
Publication Date: June 2016
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: Hawkgirl returns to Neotropolis after spending months venturing into the wilderness, looking for any signs of life. There to greet her are the Flash and Power Girl who tell her that she 'sounded off' alarms with her arrival. Hawkgirl confirms that she didn't arrive alone and introduced her friends to Fury.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Earth-2: Society #13 Preview

Written by DAN ABNETT
Can the device that Fury used to bring back the Amazons also provide the means to power up the new Earth-2, a world without natural resources? Hawkgirl thinks so, but given Fury's background and history, can she convince the other Wonders and the rest of the world? Sides will be chosen as the future of the entire world may very well hang in the balance.

Friday, 3 June 2016

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #289 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #289
Story: Walls of Stone, Chains of Steel!
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Charlie Bullock, Arthur Cranston, Edgar Stenville
Creators: Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Publication Date: February 1982
Available In: Print | Digital
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault

Summary: It's an ordinary day in Gotham and Helena Wayne is just getting ready for work. The moment she makes it out the door, she is attacked by someone she has seemingly met before and is knocked unconscious by a chain that produces electrical shocks. By the time she wakes up hours later, she finds herself bound to a wall with medieval manacles and her shirt ripped open. Her captor is none other than Edgar Stenville, a crime boss she has run into twice on two back-to-back cases.