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Diane Darcy ([personal profile] aeka) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-03-06 11:37 am

Huntress #6 Preview

So. About whether or not Helena Wayne actually killed the Kufra dictator in the last issue?

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Welp, that answers that question.

Needless to say this is the part where Ibn Hassan orders the hit on Huntress.

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And so it begins...

Damnit! Is it Wednesday yet? Helena stop being so sexy! The wait is killing me. XP

On another note, this note from Paul Levitz seems to imply Helena Wayne was Helena Bertinelli for a good portion of her time on the main DCU Earth:

“Wayne or Bertinelli …or perhaps both?” series writer Paul Levitz said exclusively to THE SOURCE. “What a lively debate erupted as this mini-series evolved, including in the DC halls as we discussed how best to fit perhaps DC’s most determined adventurer into the world of the New 52, and into the as-yet-unleashed new Earth 2. Readers argued over nuances of her behavior as well as deliberate clues, and their reactions helped shape the stories. In the end, the answers will take a few more tales to tell, and will be revealed in the upcoming WORLDS’ FINEST series, which will pick up one flight after the last page of HUNTRESS #6. And it’s a safe bet that the reveals will surprise everyone before we’re done.”


Huh...on that note, I think I finally understand why Helena burns her Helena Bertinelli passport on the first page of Worlds' Finest. I take this to mean Huntress #6 will mark the official "death" of Helena Bertinelli and will have to "disappear" as such? (Which would be pretty pointless since she'll still be operating as Huntress on the main DCU Earth anyway?) Still sucks cause I wanted "Helena Bertinelli" to at least maintain a presence, but I guess this is for the best when you consider Helena B fans are still not happy about the change (and I can't say I blame them). XP
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2012-03-07 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I think you're obsessing too much over the significance of the cross. :P

maybe.... i won't deny i can get a bit obsessive...

But as a writer and as an artist myself, and as comics is a combination of both mediums the use of symbols is not (or at least it SHOULDN'T be) and arbitrary thing. especially symbols tied to a significant character or religion.

is it possible both of those characters are using those symbols arbitrarily? yes, it is... Is it possible that they are using those symbols as part of thier cover...? okay, i can live with that (it would annoy me, but yes, i can live with that) because it would be a reason.

but if the writer wrote those symbols in, or the artist drew those symbols in, from a literary and artistic pov there HAS to be a reason. other wise it's just... using symbols that mean something to some one (in this case religious groups) for no reason other than they are pretty, and i find that... some what insulting...

hell even if Helena just likes Crosses, fine. Or if the cross on her costume is for the "Cross hairs" of a hunter/Huntress okay i can get behind that (again slightly annoyed but at least the cross hairs for her in costume makes sense)

also that BOTH these characters wear these symbols SHOULD be significant.