Saturday, 21 September 2019

Batman Day 2019: What If Helena Wayne Survived Crisis On Infinite Earths?

The idea for this post was actually presented to me by another fan on Twitter who requested that I write about how Helena Wayne's life would've panned out from her last pre-Crisis appearance (Crisis on Infinite Earths) to now. Specifically, what would her status quo be? What relationships would she still have? Would she still have the same career? Live in the same location? Wear the same costume? Have unique gadgets and vehicles to assist her in her Huntress missions? Would her role in the Justice Society be the same or change?

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Upcoming Huntress Collections, Multiverse Comics, And More!

DOLLAR COMICS: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by GEORGE PEREZ and DICK GIORDANO
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ and ALEX ROSS
Reprinting the first chapter of the 1980s classic CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS!
ON SALE 09.25.19
$1.00 US | 32 PAGES | FC


Saturday, 7 September 2019

Top 3 Reasons Helena Wayne And Helena Bertinelli Should Be Separate Characters

Today is the canonical birthday of the pre-Crisis Helena Wayne Huntress as established in the back matter pages of Infinity Inc #7. 1984 was a great year to be a Huntress fan because in addition to helping kickstart Infinity Inc which further explored the legacy of the Justice Society, she was central to Earth-2's main event for that year: America vs the Justice Society of America. DC was also starting to recognise the popularity of the Huntress by this time that they began the initial work to launch the character onto her own ongoing series.

Then Crisis on Infinite Earths happened in 1985.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Justice League vs Doomsday Clock: The Journey Into DC's Past, Present, And Future Continues

Today is the release of both Doomsday Clock #11 and Justice League #31, both of which have a unifying theme concerning the DC Universe's susceptibility to change, but have yet to offer any insights into its future direction. At the moment, both stories are offering their own interpretations for why the DC Universe changes the way that it does.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Justice Doom War Is Here And Here Are The Reasons You Should Be Reading!

This is it! The moment we've all been waiting for ever since DC Universe Rebirth #1 promised to restore the heart and soul of the DC Universe we've all been missing: its past, its present, its future, and most importantly, its legacy! And it's all happening in the first chapter of Justice Doom War in this week's Justice League #30.

Saturday, 24 August 2019

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #321 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #321
Story: The Final Blackout
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Tom Kelly, Gary Minelli, June Moorman
Creators: Joey Cavalieri (writer), Rod Whigham (artist)
Publication Date: 07 November 1984
Available In: Digital

Summary: Helena Wayne has decided to seek psychiatric help as the Huntress for the recurring nightmares she's been having about her mother. She thinks the nightmares may be linked to some cat burglaries that have been happening in Gotham recently. Most disturbing to Helena yet is the fact that she blacks out during these robberies, which makes her question whether or not she's the one committing them. Before she has the chance to unpack to psychiatrist, Dr. June Moorman, the doctor herself tries to kill the Huntress, which alarms the heroine. Exactly who is June Moorman, and what history does she have with the Huntress that makes her want to murder her?

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Older Comics Are Outselling New Comics. What Needs To Be Done Differently?

San Diego Comic Con was last weekend, and admittedly, there was nothing to write home about since DC didn't reveal any new details on their upcoming projects that we didn't know about already. However, there is one thing DC co-publisher Dan DiDio said at the con last Thursday that really got my attention:

'We do these Facsimile Editions where we reprint older issues of comics including all the old ads and stuff…and in some cases these are selling more than the new comics with these characters. People are more interested in buying the stories from 30 or 40 years ago than the contemporary stories, and that’s a failure on us. We should be focused on moving things forward, always pushing the boundaries and finding new stories to tell. That’s how we’ll survive and grow this industry.' (Source)

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Earth-2 Heroes Join The Justice League In Upcoming Justice Doom War

Justice League #26 kickstarted the storyline that's going to lead into Scott Snyder's 'Justice Doom War' epic, and presumably the 'Year of the Villain' event.

Following the events of 'The Sixth Dimension', Superman has recruited the World Forger to the Justice League in order to help them save the DC Multiverse from dying as a consequence of the Source Wall breaking during the events of Dark Nights: Metal. However, when the heroes returned to their Earth, they soon discovered that their world has been in state of disarray during their absence.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The Best of the Huntress: Wonder Woman #320 Review

Title: Wonder Woman #320
Story: Flashbacks
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Tom Kelly, June Moorman
Creators: Joey Cavalieri (writer), Stan Woch (artist)
Publication Date: 03 October 1984
Available In: Digital

Summary: Helena Wayne has been having recurring nightmares of late, and they are beginning to affect her sleep. To 'cure' her insomnia, Helena decides to venture out into the night as the Huntress to investigate a series of robberies. As soon as she notices a cat motif to the robberies, Helena is immediately triggered and passes out. Upon waking up, she realises she isn't feeling well, and decides to seek professional help. She goes to the one person she feels she can trust: a new ally in the form of Tom Kelly!

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The Justice Society Returns In Scott Snyder's Justice League This Autumn

Today has been an interesting, yet very weird day for me. For one, my day started out with a friend and I sharing our disillusionment with DC as of late, especially in face of some of the kerfuffles that have been taking place ever since WB and AT&T have been taking a more active role in managing DC's intellectual properties.

Then later in the day, I talked in-depth about Helena Wayne's core mythology as a character, why she fits in better with the Justice Society, and why she doesn't really fit into the narrative of the Prime Earth Bruce and Selina because of how profoundly different their journeys are.