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Diane Darcy ([personal profile] aeka) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-10-01 08:47 pm

Preview of Huntress #1

Newsarama released the first four pages of Huntress #1 by Paul Levitz, and so far it looks like this will be the only book in DCnU I'll actually be picking up besides Birds of Prey and Earth-2 JSA.

(Though should this really surprise anyone on here at this point? XP)

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So far I'm really digging the art in this issue and the writing looks pretty solid. One thing I *am* a bit worried about though is Levitz writing Helena B too similarly to his Helena Wayne version (ie, drugging a guy to sleep for example was more Helena Wayne's modus operandi than Helena B's who is more likely to beat a guy unconscious). But other than that, I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of this issue on Wednesday :)
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2011-10-02 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
Nice art, but I'm not sure about the narration, especially the parts with her coming across as a man-hater and especially the line with her pondering how many corpses to leave behind..
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[personal profile] richardak 2011-10-02 02:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, wondering how many bodies she's going to leave behind sounds exactly like Helena Bertinelli to me. Also, the comments about men don't strike me as hateful, necessarily; the comment about Berlusconi just sounds accurate, if understated.
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[personal profile] richardak 2011-10-02 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I get what you mean, but I don't think the internal monologue is too scattered, considering the time frame it happens over. After all, it starts when her plane is on approach and ends when she's in her hotel room, so I don't think it comes across as too "all over the place." Most of the big jumps come at the major time-skips: she's thinking about being back in Italy as her plane is landing; she's thinking about men being easily distracted as she enters her hotel, presumably at least the better part of an hour later; she's thinking about lethal weapons up in her room as she unpacks, presumably at least a couple of minutes later. So given that some time passes in between, I don't see her thoughts as being all over the place the way you do. Also, I think the line about leaving bodies behind is a good character-establishing moment, and a good way for Levitz to make clear that he's writing Helena Bertinelli, not Helena Wayne. So I think I see where you're coming from, but I can't say I really agree.
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[personal profile] omnipotent 2011-10-02 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
The comment about Berlusconi is extremely accurate. He's pretty much useless.

[personal profile] whitesycamore 2011-10-02 08:55 am (UTC)(link)
Yep. It's the perennial problem of how to wrote a Strong Female Character's sexuality.

Looks like Levitz is going to go the easy route of deciding not to let her have her one at all (at least not until she meets that strong manly dominant fellow who is just SO strong and manly and dominant that he will sweep her off her feet and melt her icy heeeaaart ♥ , transforming her into a beautiful warm flower of non-man hating, tender womanliness)

But that's a traditional, nostalgic kind of narrative, so everyone will probably be cool with it. :/

[personal profile] whitesycamore 2011-10-02 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh yes, there is that old chestnut.

Points if she proves him wrong and he Learns a Valuable Lesson though.