Monday 29 December 2014

The Best of the Huntress in 2014

Oh boy. 2014 has not been a great year for the Huntress on various fronts. To start with, she's had only ONE decent narrative all year long, and the rest of the year was creative limbo. Paul Levitz did again this year what he did the previous two years which was go no where with her character or story.

Daniel H. Wilson was unfortunately not an improvement on the previous writer and was in fact much worse. His first objective as a Huntress writer was to put her in the refrigerator at the start of his laughably bad Earth-2: World's End weekly series, and said 'Merry Christmas!' to Huntress fans out there. Writing human women with agency is too difficult a task for a man who specialises in robots, I suppose.

The only time the Huntress actually read like Helena Wayne this year was when Greg Pak, Gail Simone, and Marguerite Bennett wrote her in the few issues that they got to write her in their respective books, which have been the few appreciated gems in the shitfest that was the year 2014.

All things considered, I actually surprised myself to still be able to come up with a Top Ten List of the Best Huntress Moments for 2014.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year, my fellow Huntress lovers!

10. Helena expecting her father to be regularly shot at since childhood. (Secret Origins #7)

9. Huntress surprising Batman with her calibre of skills. (Batman/Superman #8)

8. Huntress telling Batman the importance of trust in a friendship. (Batman/Superman #8)

7. Helena not putting up with sexist behaviour. (Batman/Superman #8)

6. Helena accepting the fate of her own father on Earth-2. (Batman/Superman #9)

5. Huntress sassing up Batgirl in her first meeting with her. (Batgirl #33)

4. Huntress being a team player. (Batgirl #33)

3. Sexual Huntress thinking sexual things with Power Girl in the room. (World's Finest #25)

2. Huntress putting her usurper grandfather in his place. (Earth-2 #27)

1. Helena telling Kara she's all she ever wants on her birthday. (Awww). (Earth-2 #27)

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