Thursday, 16 January 2020

DC Super-Stars #17 Getting Facsimile Edition This Spring

DC SUPER-STARS #17 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by PAUL LEVITZ, DENNIS O’NEIL, and JACK C. HARRIS
Art by JOE STATON, BOB LAYTON, MIKE GRELL, JUAN ORTIZ, and others
Cover by JOE STATON and BOB LAYTON
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

With the teased return of the original Helena Wayne Huntress by Geoff Johns at the conclusion of Doomsday Clock last year, The Huntress: Origins being released to comic shops next week, and Helena Wayne being set to appear in the Catwoman: 80th Anniversary Special in a story by Tom King and Mikel Janín this April, it was only a matter of time before DC Comics would re-release DC Super-Stars #17 either as a facsimile edition comic, or as a One Dollar Comic.

Well, today—literally four hours after I speculated this would be the case—DC is in fact reprinting DC Super-Stars #17 as a facsimile edition comic this April!

Admittedly, I'm a bit disappointed it's being released as a facsimile edition comic instead of as a One Dollar comic which tends to be printed on higher quality paper and actually advertises the books these characters appear in. For example, this would've been a perfect opportunity for DC to advertise The Huntress: Origins and All-Star Comics: Only Legends Live Forever instead of reprinting ads from 42 years ago that are no longer relevant to today's market. You also can't beat the $1.00 pricing, but I digress.

Still, this is great news for a lot of Helena Wayne Huntress fans who weren't around in 1977 (like me) to buy the comic and don't want to spend $50+ on eBay for a mint copy. It'll also provide a great incentive for younger readers in particular to buy The Huntress: Origins trade which not only collects Helena Wayne's origin story from DC Super-Stars #17, but also the first four years of her solo Huntress stories. I'm personally looking forward to getting the DC Super-Stars #17 facsimile comic when that comes out, along with The Huntress: Origins this month.

I have to say between all the reprints we're getting of Helena Wayne's pre-Crisis stories and her teased future comic appearances as DC rolls out Earth-5G this year, 2020 is starting to look like a pretty good year to be a Helena Wayne Huntress fan. We might even get a live-action Helena Wayne Huntress in the upcoming Stargirl television show, which was confirmed this week to be taking place on—wait for it—Earth-2!

More on the Stargirl news soon!

Source: The 13th Dimension.

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