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Diane Darcy ([personal profile] aeka) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-10-05 08:28 pm

Huntress #1

Not sure how this works if you've already posted two pages from the preview, so just to be on the safe side, I'll just post two pages from the Huntress book that wreaked of all shades of awesome. ♥

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So long story short, Helena discovered human trafficking and she's doing something about it. All in all, [personal profile] aeka likes. ♥

Characterisation-wise, Helena Bertinelli is still the fiery Italian we all love with a whole lot of boot to smash someone's jaw. She does however feel a bit more toned down than her post-Crisis self, though this may change later as the story progresses. I did particularly notice that Levitz blended elements of the Helena Wayne personality onto Helena B (namely her one-liners) while leaving the rest of her character in tact for the most part, but when I write a proper review of this issue on my Huntress blog, I'll be able to support this better. :P

Hope you guys pick this one up. :)

[Edit]: She's Helena Wayne. (01/13/2012)
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[personal profile] mommy 2011-10-06 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
On a completely superficial level, I'm glad the artist got rid of the belly window. It made no sense for a normal human to fight organized crime without any armor over her belly, and her costume looks much better this way. Here's to hoping future artists keep her with this costume for a while.
Edited 2011-10-06 01:14 (UTC)

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-10-06 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
Totally--I'm fine with the revealing costumes when it's characters who are invulnerable or generally super-powered, since it allows for that suspension of disbelief a little more. But for regular humans, even ones who have super-duper martial arts skills, it's better to have some sort of protection, even if it is the super-special kind that looks like tight spandex.

I just wish that they didn't go with the shoulder-pad look. I'm sure it's because Hamner was one of the design guys. I would have preferred the one that Nicola Scott drew her in--more streamlined.
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[personal profile] halloweenjack 2011-10-06 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
John Byrne actually came up with a decent reason for a superhero to wear a skin-tight costume, at least for post-Crisis Superman: he ditched the whole my-mom-made-my-costume-out-of-the-blankets-in-the-spaceship origin for Clark's costume, and decided that Clark's invulnerability stemmed from a sort of force-field that extended a fraction of an inch beyond his skin. (This led to an instant cliche of Byrne's Superman run, in which his cape would quickly be reduced to shreds in almost every battle, but the costume was intact.)

Personally, I like the shoulder pads, but that may just be from playing a lot of fantasy MMORPGs.
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[personal profile] nezchan 2011-10-06 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
"But for regular humans, even ones who have super-duper martial arts skills, it's better to have some sort of protection, even if it is the super-special kind that looks like tight spandex."

Fat Cobra being the obvious exception of course. You simply do NOT cover that physique.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-10-06 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
Fat Cobra's too sexy for a shirt.
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[personal profile] wizardru 2011-10-06 11:36 am (UTC)(link)
The belly-window is kind of more ridiculous for Huntress, though. Considering in the past, she only survived a gut-shot from a shotgun because of the kevlar armor RIGHT WHERE THE BELLY WINDOW IS.