Helena Wayne

Apr 20

The Huntress DCnU: Understanding Your Isms: What Is Misogyny? -

This article is HELLA long, but I address the following things:

  1. DC’s persistent use of the Women in Refrigerators trope even in marketing.
  2. Revisiting the threats of rape and violence aimed at Janelle Asselin this week.
  3. Addressing the fact that people are actually surprised that threats of rape and violence are a real thing that happens to women in comics fandom.
  4. Addressing the root of the problem: misogyny.
  5. Defining what misogyny is and how it affects men, women, and non-binary groups.
  6. Long assed discussion on how misogyny gets perpetuated and how men react to this discussion.
  7. Addressing the misandry fallacy and how men erroneously attach this label to problems that actually stem from patriarchy.
  8. What needs to happen in order to actively transform society and culture so that misogyny and other existing problems do become things of the past.

As I said, this article is LONG because there is a lot to address here, and even I don’t address everything that should’ve gone into this article. But these are the basics.

You may notice I am moderating all comments on this blog to control for trolling. But rest assure that most of your comments will be posted if you make them and that nothing is wrong with your comment if you get the ‘comment awaiting approval’ message.

Proceed.

Apr 19

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Peej & Huntress selfie! 

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Peej & Huntress selfie! 

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Anonymous asked: Why do you like Helena Wayne?

notimpossiblejustabitunlikely:

helenawaynehuntress:

blackbatpurplecat:

Oh, that’s an unexpected question!
Please check out this amazing blog if you want to know everything about Helena Wayne.

This won’t be such a long post like my last rambling. I’m gonna try to sum things up.
1. She’s a DC character who is an awesome, ass kicking female and her costume covers her entire body. We need more ladies like her! Independent, intelligent, skillfully.
2. She used to be a lawyer who didn’t take shit from anyone. She’s nobody’s damsel. She’s strong and confident but accepts her weaker moments as well, just as a fully developed person would.
3. She might be gay and I love that development! I really hope they’re gonna go through with this idea (but only if they handle it the mature way they’re handling Batwoman in).
4. She has very powerful parents but is badass enough to step out of their shadows and leave her own mark.
5. She’s the daughter of my OTP with her mom’s looks and wits, and her dad’s eyes and sense of duty. Let’s face it, we all carry a torch for our OTP’s canon children. ;)

6. She has Power Girl as both her best friend and partner, which adds more to her appeal, at least in my case. :) 

7. When I was a kid during Helena Wayne’s first incarnation, she spoke to me in a way no other female comic hero did. The fact that she didn’t have powers was part of it, but so was the fact that she was a grown woman. Batgirl was closer to Robin, but the Huntress was every bit a female Batman.

Apr 18

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Anonymous asked: Why do you like Helena Wayne?

blackbatpurplecat:

Oh, that’s an unexpected question!
Please check out this amazing blog if you want to know everything about Helena Wayne.

This won’t be such a long post like my last rambling. I’m gonna try to sum things up.
1. She’s a DC character who is an awesome, ass kicking female and her costume covers her entire body. We need more ladies like her! Independent, intelligent, skillfully.
2. She used to be a lawyer who didn’t take shit from anyone. She’s nobody’s damsel. She’s strong and confident but accepts her weaker moments as well, just as a fully developed person would.
3. She might be gay and I love that development! I really hope they’re gonna go through with this idea (but only if they handle it the mature way they’re handling Batwoman in).
4. She has very powerful parents but is badass enough to step out of their shadows and leave her own mark.
5. She’s the daughter of my OTP with her mom’s looks and wits, and her dad’s eyes and sense of duty. Let’s face it, we all carry a torch for our OTP’s canon children. ;)

6. She has Power Girl as both her best friend and partner, which adds more to her appeal, at least in my case. :) 

Batman/Superman  #9 Preview
So. Two things about this preview:
1. First time we see the words HELENA WAYNE printed on the page.2. Superman acknowledges that Power Girl is Kara Zor-L aka Supergirl.
Dr. Anj will be very pleased to see this. :)

Batman/Superman  #9 Preview

So. Two things about this preview:

1. First time we see the words HELENA WAYNE printed on the page.
2. Superman acknowledges that Power Girl is Kara Zor-L aka Supergirl.

Dr. Anj will be very pleased to see this. :)

Women in Refrigerators: Helena Wayne Appears to be Next -

This is seriously turning out to be a roller-coaster of a week and not in a good way. Earlier this week, an avalanche of vile misogyny came crashing down on comic book professional Janelle Asselin for criticising the comic book industry on their failure to market books to a wider audience. It is a legitimate criticism when you consider that the goal of comic book publishers—like any other business—is to make money. She was especially on spot with the role that covers (and even teaser images) play in marketing:

Covers are important, but their job is also very basic. A good comics cover alludes to the story within, yes, but most importantly, it draws readers in. In comics, covers have an especially important role in marketing, a role that hits three or four times. A cover is often the project’s first impression, debuting online either in solicitations or other promotional campaigns.

I agree. And consistent with this discussion, my first impression of the teaser for Earth-2: World’s End is anything but good, especially since the teaser features the image of a young woman who appears to be dead in the arms of her grandfather. The seemingly dead woman in the teaser is none other than Helena Wayne (the Huntress) in the arms of Thomas Wayne, the new Earth-2 Batman. You can already imagine where I’m going to go with this.

Read more.

Apr 17

Exclusive: DC Comics Unevils EARTH 2: WORLD’S END Weekly Series
Judging by the cover, the women are once again disempowered to service the men in the narrative. Not only is Power Girl seen being comforted by the new Earth-2 Superman, but I see Helena Wayne’s final fate will once again be to ‘die in a Crisis.’ Just like last time, only this time her death appears to affect her grandfather, Thomas Wayne.
I am not going to run out of things to talk about this week, am I? 

Exclusive: DC Comics Unevils EARTH 2: WORLD’S END Weekly Series

Judging by the cover, the women are once again disempowered to service the men in the narrative. Not only is Power Girl seen being comforted by the new Earth-2 Superman, but I see Helena Wayne’s final fate will once again be to ‘die in a Crisis.’ Just like last time, only this time her death appears to affect her grandfather, Thomas Wayne.

I am not going to run out of things to talk about this week, am I? 

Fake Geek Guys: A Message to Men About Sexual Harassment -

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Right on.