Helena Wayne

Apr 24

I’ve been thinking…

if Kara and Helena have never left each other’s side for 5 years, Helena in particular never got close to anyone else but Kara, and on top of that, Helena acts like a total dick every time Kara talks about her sexual conquests, what does that tell us about the mysterious Helena Wayne who never talks about herself?

I mean, even Kara established other meaningful relationships on Earth-1, including having other friends. What has Hel been doing all this time other than beating up people as the Huntress?

(Seriously, does no one else wonder about that?)

Apr 23

'Your Batman's not my dad. My dad's in an alternate universe. Dead.'

—Helena Wayne
Batman/Superman #9

'Your Batman's not my dad. My dad's in an alternate universe. Dead.'

—Helena Wayne
Batman/Superman #9

Apr 22

PAGE LAYOUT | Marcus To's work in progress for page 13, Huntress #4.

PAGE LAYOUT | Marcus To's work in progress for page 13, Huntress #4.

WORLDS’ FINEST #25Written by PAUL LEVITZArt by TYLER KIRKHAMCover by BARRY KITSONOn sale JULY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED TPower Girl and Huntress return to the ruins of Earth 2, but they question whether their trip was worth the effort as they discover the state of their former home and friends.
SPOILER ALERT: The women make it back to Earth-2.
/Snark.

WORLDS’ FINEST #25
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale JULY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Power Girl and Huntress return to the ruins of Earth 2, but they question whether their trip was worth the effort as they discover the state of their former home and friends.

SPOILER ALERT: The women make it back to Earth-2.

/Snark.

September Event Month Group Solicits (July 2014) -

So basically, one more narrative that depicts two women being incompetent superheroes because women! (Or just a lack of imagination on behalf of male writers writing women at DC Comics these days).

In more relevant news, if Futures End takes place five years into the DCU future, and Earth-2: World’s End takes place in the present timeline, where on two Earths does this leave Huntress and Power Girl?

(This new DCU is a bloody mess. But then, we already knew that).

PAGE LAYOUT | Marcus To's work in progress for page 12, Huntress #4.

PAGE LAYOUT | Marcus To's work in progress for page 12, Huntress #4.

Anonymous asked: Do you think that the Huntress in Injustice is Bertinelli?

The Injustice Huntress is Helena Bertinelli.

Don’t ask me how I know. I just do.

Apr 21

newearth2:

Bleeding Cool covered DC’s All Access panel at WonderCon. Here is what they had to say about Earth 2 books:

Also coming up, we have Earth 2: World’s End, and Mike Cotton said that a lot of stuff happening in other books leading up to this will “come to a head” with Daniel H. Wilson writing, and Paul Levitz will be involved. It’s really “about the end of the world” and asking “How do you handle your world falling apart and fighting gods?” “It’s dark and mean and I don’t like happy endings” said Cotton.

If I had to bet, I would say at least Worlds’ Finest gets the axe before Earth 2: World’s End starts.

If that is indeed a dead Huntress on that teaser, that does not entice me to buy this weekly.If she does in fact get killed because ‘I don’t like happy endings!’ DC can kiss my future money goodbye. This is bullshit.

newearth2:

Bleeding Cool covered DC’s All Access panel at WonderCon. Here is what they had to say about Earth 2 books:

Also coming up, we have Earth 2: World’s End, and Mike Cotton said that a lot of stuff happening in other books leading up to this will “come to a head” with Daniel H. Wilson writing, and Paul Levitz will be involved. It’s really “about the end of the world” and asking “How do you handle your world falling apart and fighting gods?” “It’s dark and mean and I don’t like happy endings” said Cotton.

If I had to bet, I would say at least Worlds’ Finest gets the axe before Earth 2: World’s End starts.

If that is indeed a dead Huntress on that teaser, that does not entice me to buy this weekly.

If she does in fact get killed because ‘I don’t like happy endings!’ DC can kiss my future money goodbye. This is bullshit.

Anonymous asked: Do you believe rape, be the victim male or female, should ever be used in stories? Even if simply in someone's back-story? If the answer is yes, how would you write it? How would you handle it?

I think, as a writer, if you’re planning on using rape as part of a character’s origin story, it is important to consider why you want to use it in the first place. To start with, it’s important to acknowledge that rape along with other forms of sexual violence are crimes that don’t get taken seriously enough by society and the justice system at large, and should therefore never be presented in ways that trivialise it. This is, unfortunately, a mistake that many writers make.

A lot of times when writers use rape in fiction, it is either done to disempower women and serve as a catalyst provokes another (usually male) character into action, or it is done to provide a woman character with a traumatic event that’s unique to her gender that motivates her into becoming the person she inevitably becomes. In the case of men being raped by women in fiction, it is often presented in a way that depicts female sexuality as ‘animalistic’ and something that the man ‘should enjoy’ because he’s being raped by a ‘hot babe.’ In the case of men raping other men, it is still presented as ‘animalistic’ and ‘pleasurable.’ All four cases trivialise and normalise rape culture, as well as completely dehumanise the victims in the narrative.

All that into consideration, it is especially important to take into account the message you are sending by using rape in your narrative and the attitudes you can potentially influence in the process. In particular, you need to consider the ramifications that using rape as a plot device can have on your readers, some of which can include victims of rape which can produce triggers. 

Questions to consider when you write:

  1. Do I have something important to say about the reality of sexual violence as a real problem that needs to end, and the consequences it has for its victims?
  2. Does my character—who is the victim—have agency in their own narrative and do they have a voice?
  3. Is the reason I want to use rape in my story is to function as a plot device that both shocks the reader and motivates my main character? Or so that the character can address the realities of sexual violence and bust the myths that surround it?
  4. Is my character going to be depicted dealing with the aftermath and doing what they have to to recover from it?

In all cases, it’s best to avoid using rape for shock value since it once again dehumanises the victim and trivialises the problem. If you yourself are not a victim of sexual violence, it is important to do research on the topic and understand the problem from the victim’s perspective as well as the context with which rape actually occurs. A lot of times it’s easy to reinforce myths about rape, which is exactly what you DON’T want to do. 

So, to answer your question, I think rape can be used in narratives, but how and why it is used is very important to consider.