Tuesday, 17 March 2020

The Best of the Huntress: All-Star Comics #72 Review

Title: All-Star Comics #72
Story: A Thorn By Any Other Name
Characters: Huntress (Helena Wayne), Power Girl (Kara Zor-L), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Flash (Jay Garrick), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Thorn (Rose Canton), Huntress (Paula Brooks), Sportsmaster (Lawrence Crock)
Creators: Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Publication Date: 03 May 1978
Available In: Print | Digital

Summary: The Huntress has formally joined the Justice Society of America after successfully helping Wildcat and the Star-Spangled Kid put a stop to the Strike Force in Gotham. Now an official member of the legendary team, The Huntress embarks on her first official mission with the JSA in Keystone City where the Thorn has killed a police officer: Jack Reilly.

Saturday, 7 March 2020

The Flash #750: The Future Of Earth-5G Is Up In the Air!

This week, The Flash #750 celebrated the Flash's 80th anniversary, and out of the entire collection of stories featured in the special, only three of them added new chapters to the upcoming Earth-5G initiative: the main Flash feature from Joshua Williamson's run, the Jay Garrick Flash story taking place in Keystone City in 1940, and the epilogue to the recently concluded Flash Forward miniseries, which is also functioning as the prelude to DC's upcoming FCBD 2020 offering: Generation Zero: Gods Among Us.

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Tom King’s Upcoming Batman/Catwoman Maxiseries From The Perspective Of A Helena Wayne Huntress Fan

It has been a wild week for me this week. Not just because AT&T removed DC co-publisher Dan DiDio from his position yesterday (seemingly as part of a restructuring effort to align DC with AT&T’s multimedia platform with more emphasis on franchising and branding), but also because Batman/Catwoman writer Tom King dropped another tease bomb this week that caused my Twitter feed to blow up.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Birds Of Prey And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn Review

Title: Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Cast: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Pérez, Ella Jay Basco, Ewan McGregor
Filmmakers: Cathy Yan (Director), Christina Hodson (Screenwriter), Margot Robbie (Producer)
Release Date: 07 February 2020
Available In: Cinemas
Rating: R (strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material)

It's Valentine's Day today, and the female-led Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (also known as Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey at some cinemas) has now been out for a whole week. While I originally intended to see the film today for the special occasion, I also had a bad day at the office last Thursday (long story) that I told myself I deserved to treat myself to something nice. I therefore decided to watch the film on opening night instead, and as for having a good time, the film does deliver on that front. (I'm actually going to go see it again at the cinema after work tonight.)

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Earth-5G: Dark Nights: Death Metal And DC Generation One-Shots

This week, DC revealed their upcoming event Dark Nights: Death Metal and their plans for DC Generation—a series of one-shots that will officially start the new DC timeline.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

DC FCBD 2020: Generation Zero The Next Milestone To Earth-5G

DC Announced their 'Top Secret' Gold Book for FCBD 2020 today, Generation Zero, which will be the next milestone on the road to the upcoming Earth-5G.

Without revealing too much, the story is going to centre on Wally West, who will essentially be functioning in a similar capacity to Power Girl in Infinite Crisis and Barry Allen in Flashpoint. In the story, Wally will get a glimpse of the DC Multiverse's past, present, and future, and will get the opportunity to reshape it.

Saturday, 1 February 2020

The Huntress: Origins vs Huntress: Darknight Daughter: The New, The Old, And The Different

The Huntress: Origins has been on sale for two weeks now, which means it's time to finally talk about the final product now that most of us have the book in hand. There's a lot I love about the new book, some of which I feel is actually an improvement over the original Huntress: Darknight Daughter print from 2006, and some that I wish had been done better than the original book.

While I won't review the individual stories featured in the book as I already reviewed them all on this blog over the span of seven years (yeah, it's been that long), I will, however, be reviewing the book as a product, beginning with the cover design, the interior graphic design, the print and paper quality, and of course, the bonus material.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Wonder Woman #750: A Brave New World, A Bold New Timeline

Wonder Woman #750 came out this week, and as an 80th anniversary special, it is everything you can hope for in celebration of the famous Amazonian princess. It concludes Steve Orlando’s ‘Wild Hunt’ storyline from the main title, and features a couple of short stories from various men and women in comics, especially ones who have contributed to the narrative of DC’s feminist icon in some capacity.

All featured stories are heartwarming reminders of everything Wonder Woman represents and all that we can aspire to be if we followed her example. Some of my favourite stories in this special include the ones from Mariko Tamaki and Elena Casagrande, Gail Simone and Colleen Doran, Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott, Marguerite Bennett and Laura Braga, Vita Ayala and Amancay Nahuelpan. The one recurring theme in most of these stories is that it's okay to be flawed. Just learn from your mistakes, learn to be kind, and always strive to be better.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Top 5 Reasons The Huntress: Origins Is A Must Have For Every Helena Wayne Huntress Fan

The Huntress: Origins is now two days away from being sold at comic shops everywhere in the English-speaking countries, and eight days away from being sold in the mainstream retail market. Originally sold as The Huntress: Darknight Daughter in 2006, The Huntress: Origins revisits Helena Wayne's classic backstory from 1977, as well as the first four years of her solo adventures as the Huntress.

In a year that's quickly unfolding to be a major one for Helena Wayne Huntress fans—from her upcoming appearance in the Catwoman: 80th Anniversary Special in April to DC Super-Stars #17 being reprinted as a facsimile comic that same month, to her teased future appearance in the upcoming Batman/Catwoman maxiseries, and a possible future appearance in the Stargirl show—now is a good time for fans new and old to get reacquainted with the original Darknight Daughter herself.

If you didn't get the chance to buy The Huntress: Darknight Daughter in 2006 when that first came out, or need to replace your current copy, or just need a quintessential Helena Wayne Huntress book to give to a friend interested in the character, here are the 'Top 5' reasons The Huntress: Origins should be added to your bookshelf this year! And, of course, if you are not already familiar with Helena Wayne's pre-Crisis history, spoilers ahead!

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Crisis On Infinite Earths, Stargirl, And Earth-2? Spoilers Ahead!

The DCTV event Crisis on Infinite Earths concluded on the CW this past Tuesday, and while it wasn't the most mind-blowing event in terms of storytelling, it was certainly entertaining. It was definitely exciting to see so many actors from past DC films and television shows cameo in this, including Ashley Scott from the 2002 Birds of Prey television show who got to portray her version of the Huntress one more time, even if it was for a mere 48 seconds.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

DC Super-Stars #17 Getting Facsimile Edition This Spring

This 1977 issue features the debut of Huntress, the untold origin of Green Arrow, and an early adventure of the Legion of Super-Heroes! Offered to coincide with the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1.
ON SALE 04.08.20
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Earth-5G Starting Much Sooner This Month?

We knew going into the new year that a new official DC timeline would kickstart Earth-5G sometime later in 2020. However, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio announced yesterday that the new timeline will officially start in Wonder Woman #750 out later this month on 22 January—the same day that The Huntress: Origins will be released to comic book stores. The story debuting the new timeline will be written by DC superstar Scott Snyder with artwork by the equally talented Bryan Hitch. The story will also officially establish Wonder Woman as DC's first superhero on this new DC Earth.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

The Start Of A New Decade: My Plans For 2020

Today is the first day of a new year and also the start of a new decade. With the start of a new decade comes a new beginning, and of course, a lot of self-reflecting to decide what I want to do differently for the next ten years of my life. (Well, apart from the fact that I'll be turning 40 in six years time and I clearly need to start asking myself what I'm doing with my life.)

Having reflected on the last decade—which I described as polarising—I have to say I am quite displeased with the way I've been running this website, and I'm especially not happy about the way I've been conducting myself in the past 10 years. Having looked back on where I've made mistakes and where I need to make improvements, I've mapped out what I am going to do differently in this decade to improve the quality of my content and other people's experience starting with 2020.