Friday, 18 September 2020

How I Became A Helena Wayne Huntress Fan Part 3

In the last two parts of my origin story as a Huntress fan, I talked about how Catwoman set the standard for the way I would invest in female characters growing up, and the female characters that ended up fitting that standard in my earlier fandoms. We now get to the first comic book character I invested in as an adolescent that not only followed the same standard Catwoman set all those years ago, but was also my real predecessor to Helena Wayne in more ways than one. 

Sunday, 6 September 2020

How I Became A Helena Wayne Huntress Fan Part 2

In Part 1 of my origin story as a Huntress fan, I shared my first experience with DC characters at the age of six via film and television. I especially talked about how strongly Catwoman resonated with me at that age and how she set the gold standard for the way I would invest in future female characters, including the version of the Huntress who is her daughter with Batman. Catwoman specifically set the standard for complex female characters who's goals and motivations were often (if not entirely) at odds with the lifestyles they led.

Thursday, 3 September 2020

How I Became A Helena Wayne Huntress Fan Part 1

September is a special month for me. Not just because I was born on this month, but also because it's the month of Helena Wayne's canonical birthday, and it is also the month I created this blog almost nine years ago. At the time, I had recently turned 25 and I was still in uni. DC had also rebooted their entire DC Multiverse with The New 52 around this same timeframe. It quickly proved to be a very polarising time to be sure, but it was especially not one of my proudest decades as a blogger. 

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

WarnerMedia Lays Off Numerous DC Universe and DC Comics Employees As Part of Restructuring. What Could This Mean For The Earth-2 Huntress And The Justice Society?

There is no sure way to bring me out of my unannounced hiatus faster than another restructuring of DC Comics as part of an effort to streamline services to AT&T business goals. Given that AT&T acquired a massive debt from their acquisition of TimeWarner and HBO back in 2016, the telecommunications company has since been pressured by their shareholders at Elliot Management to quickly recover that cost. This has no doubt been the driving force of AT&T's corporate culture over the past three years, with a few shakeups during that timeframe. 

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Patreon Exclusive | Stargirl S01E06: The Justice Society Review

Stargirl
, episode 06 opens up with a student from Courtney's school, Artemis Crock, practicing for her school's American football team. When she is prevented from scoring a touchdown by a sexist teammate, Artemis punches the lad and is subsequently benched by her coach. Upset over their daughter's humiliation, Lawrence Crock and Paula Brooks decide to pay Artemis' coach a personal visit that results in his death. 

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Green Lantern 80th Anniversary Special #1: Alan Scott's Classic Origin Story Gets A New Twist!

June is Pride Month, and while I was thinking of doing another 'Top 5s' list for Helena Wayne's most queer moments in comics this year, I decided to focus on one of her oldest friends instead. Another fellow member of the Justice Society of America who also happens to be one of my favourite DC characters! 

Just in time for Pride Month, and just in time for celebrating the original Green Lantern's 80th Anniversary, we look at Alan Scott's original origin story in All-American Comics #16, as well as the updated version of that story featured in this week's Green Lantern 80th Anniversary Special #1 by James Tynion IV and Gary Frank! 

In case this needs saying, spoilers ahead for both All-American Comics #16 and Green Lantern 80th Anniversary Special #1!

Monday, 22 June 2020

Dark Nights: Death Metal Seeks To Be The Anti-Crisis. What Could This Mean For Helena Wayne?

Last week, the much anticipated Dark Nights: Death Metal debuted with an explosive first issue, promising to redefine the future of the DC Multiverse and reshape the narratives of our favourite heroes for the better. That’s a pretty bold mission statement, isn’t it? But what exactly does that mean? Before Death Metal can repair the mistakes of the past, it must first understand why those previous attempts to streamline the main DC canon failed in the first place, starting with the mother reboot of all DC reboots, Crisis on Infinite Earths!

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Patreon Exclusive | Stargirl S01E05: Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite Review

Stargirl, episode 04 opens to a flashback sequence from nine years ago that gives us a glimpse into Rick Tyler’s past, just moments before his father, Rex Tyler, and his wife Wendi were killed in a car crash just outside their home. Prior to the accident, Wendi leaves her son in her brother’s custody, complete with false documents that present Rick as her brother’s son.

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Sunday, 14 June 2020

Patreon Exclusive | Stargirl S01E04: Wildcat Review

After a few appearances in the last three episodes, we are formally introduced to Courtney's classmate, Yolanda Montez, who–as it turned out–wasn't always an outcast. Three months prior to Courtney's arrival, Yolanda was actually an outgoing student with ambitions to be elected into Blue Valley High School's student government. She was loved by her family and was even dating her popular classmate, Henry King Jr. 

Friday, 12 June 2020

James Tynion IV Confirms Tom King's Batman/Catwoman Won't Affect Main Batman Continuity. What Does This Mean For Helena Wayne?

Earlier today, Newsarama confirmed the status quo of Tom King's upcoming Batman/Catwoman maxiseries as being 'outside the bounds of continuity' and won't impact James Tynion IV's own plans for Batman and Catwoman in his Batman run. When enquired about the status quo of Catwoman's pregnancy in the main Batman canon in an interview, Tynion had this to say: