Huntress #5

Feb. 8th, 2012 03:06 pm
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And now to contrast Barbara Gordon's fight with Gretel, how about 4 pages of Helena Wayne's own personal brand of justice against the Chairman of Kufra himself?

Aside from some cliche dialogue and some blantant misogyny, this was actually a pretty good issue. In fact it was shit tonnes better than the last three issues, which makes me wonder why this mini didn't pick up pace sooner.

As for Helena Wayne's characterisation in this issue...let's just say this issue will either make or break the deal for any pre-existing Huntress fans. I don't think I need to clarify my position on this comm since this is *me* we're talking about, but I will say that this definitely has me excited for the series' conclusion next month, and even moreso with Power Girl making an appearance.

And so the hunting ends...

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Looks like killing that female sex worker hit a nerve with Helena if she teared up and killed the bastard herself with no seconds hesitation. (Is this a hint at Earth-2 Selina having the post-Crisis Selina's sex worker origin? Further hint of how she might have died on Earth-2?)

Can't say I'm actually surprised they went this route with Helena if her characterisation as the post-Crisis Helena Bertinelli was any indication, or to go back even earlier yet, Joey Cavalieri's take on the pre-Crisis Helena Wayne. At best, this either hints that she was either mostly raised by Selina, or Earth-2 Bruce is just like his Golden Age incarnation who started off his Batman career mercilessly killing foes. Or if Earth-2 Bruce is as unwavering on his strict "no-kill" rule as the mainstream one, maybe Helena just had plenty of exposure growing up and this is her way of saying "fuck it, I'm playing by my own rules."

Either way, looks like she and Damian will get along just fine...or maybe not since Damian might think of his Earth-2 "half-sister" as competition, pre-existing misogyny issues aside. Not that he'd have much to worry about since I doubt main DCU Bruce would be anymore approving of Huntress this time around, Earth-2 daughter or not. XP

Date: 2012-02-08 11:45 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
hm, those tears are very subtle.... nice catch

though at the same time this might also be nod to Helena B's rape when she was a child....

either way a soft spot for children, and women who have been exploited rings true with either Helena.

And i don't have a problem with either killing, so long as they don't kill left and right. This guy... send two arrows, one in each eye....

as far as bat/cat specualtion... i think this says more about Helena than it does about either of her parents. i think she is her own person and makes her own choices. maybe both her parents are dead (didnt she become huntress after they died?) so she's like "Screw it, crime won't abide by the rules, neither will i"

Date: 2012-02-09 12:08 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
True. I was thinking of the fact that she did tear up a bit in that last page, which made me think that the chairman's treatment of the sex worker somehow made the matter more personal to her.

Actually it wasn't just the sex worker. yeah that got her started... but the tears started to form (an i really must compliment To on his art here, its remarkable) after saying "There were so many ways you could have helped them... and left them thier souls" its more how the women themselves were treated than the one sex worker.

again yes it could very well be a nod to Selina, or a nod to Helena B. or just to the fact that Helena maybe as a woman takes special interest in how women are treated. truth is until we know more, we don't know...

Date: 2012-02-09 12:26 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Terra is Scared (TerraTerror)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
yeah i know. either way she takes this personally and a helena that takes it personally is a Helena i do NOT want to be on the recieving end of....


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