Helena Wayne

Oct 02

Oct 01

blackbatpurplecat:

helenawaynehuntress:

more-like-a-justice-league:

Ooof that Huntress/Blue Beetle episode of Brave and the Bold was all sorts of uncomfortable! The entire Huntress/Batman dynamic was unbearable. Not only should Helena Bertinelli not be into Bruce at all, but with her wearing the Helena Wayne Huntress costume? It reeked of just such weird incesty vibes. And between Beetle drooling over her the whole time and Batman’s dialogue over the top cheesey, that whole episode was a stinker.

It’s weird how great some of these episodes are and how much of a chore others are.

Oh my. I can’t wait to see your reaction to the Mask of Matches Malone episode where this was a thing that happened.

I think this episode—far more than the one you’re discussing here—takes the whole ‘Huntress being into her dad’ creepiness factor to a whole new level. :P

The sad part is even the pre-Crisis comics presented both the Earth-1 Batman and the Earth-2 Huntress in ways that…uh…didn’t look appropriate for a father and daughter even if parallel. x_x

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Bruce, come on. What the hell.

And do you remember that weird kiss?! A cringe fest! The way she says this sounds like she’s having a serious sexy crush on the guy who’s basically her father “in young”.

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Of course. 

It’s one of those things that’s hard to forget when taken out of context like in this case.

It was one of those kisses that ‘misfired’ on the page. :P

Then we have this one to boot:

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Poor Helena. Those are some serious knockers she’s sporting there coupled with some unfortunate dialogue. :P

more-like-a-justice-league:

Ooof that Huntress/Blue Beetle episode of Brave and the Bold was all sorts of uncomfortable! The entire Huntress/Batman dynamic was unbearable. Not only should Helena Bertinelli not be into Bruce at all, but with her wearing the Helena Wayne Huntress costume? It reeked of just such weird incesty vibes. And between Beetle drooling over her the whole time and Batman’s dialogue over the top cheesey, that whole episode was a stinker.

It’s weird how great some of these episodes are and how much of a chore others are.

Oh my. I can’t wait to see your reaction to the Mask of Matches Malone episode where this was a thing that happened.

I think this episode—far more than the one you’re discussing here—takes the whole ‘Huntress being into her dad’ creepiness factor to a whole new level. :P

The sad part is even the pre-Crisis comics presented both the Earth-1 Batman and the Earth-2 Huntress in ways that…uh…didn’t look appropriate for a father and daughter even if parallel. x_x

Sep 29

Anonymous said: have you heard of linkara? if you have, then do you watch his videos?

I am a huge fan of Linkara.  ♥

I love watching his videos because he brings up a lot of interesting points about the bad comics he reviews, some of which even I’ve missed.

I’m quite fond of his ‘Miller Time’ episodes, and I especially love his Marvel and DC Comics reviews. :)

Anonymous said: does arrow's huntress count into that? and maybe people who ask for better treatment for her in the show as well? because there's many fans that loved her despite the spin to her story and want her to be treated better by the writers and want her represented as a hero not a confused almost-villain-esque character.

Arrow’s Huntress does count, yes.

Like I said, the whole point of these Huntress events is to celebrate our love for the character. This includes versions of the character that have appeared in other media as well. :)

jyger85 said: Are there any really good scenes of Fury, Huntress, and Power Girl working together as a trinity?

The three characters didn’t typically share the same panels together, but they were very prominent characters in the 1984 series Infinity Inc:

https://www.comixology.com/Infinity-Inc-1984-1988/comics-series/8172

Hope this helps tremendously. :)

Winter Is Coming

And I feel like I should start planning another ‘Huntress Love’ event soon, though this time for either the last week of November or the first week of December to give my Huntress Bros enough time to prepare. Also it’s around that time that the Huntress first debuted as Helena Wayne.

Last year we did I ♥ Huntress which was basically us fans celebrating all that we personally love about the character, either Wayne or Bertinelli, or both in some of our cases.

Because DC Comics has such a shitty track record with the Huntress going as far back as Helena Bertinelli’s debut in 1989, and they’re still shitty towards the Huntress (even as Helena Wayne) in the year 2014 (the most recent rage-inducing fuck-up being their constant teasing of her potential fridging in World’s End), I’m thinking for this year, we Huntress fans should get together and devote an entire week to:

Seven Reasons Why DC Comics SHOULD LOVE The Huntress More!

I know I got plenty of ideas for that one. And of course, it’s not just us Wayne fans who should have all the fun. Bertinelli fans are invited as well as always.

Do note, however, that racism and misogyny are most definitely NOT welcome in this event. The whole point of these events is to celebrate what we LOVE about the characters, not what we hate about one version or  the other. Just thought I’d make that clear.

Huntress bros, helenawayne, helenabertinellihuntress, what say you? 

Seven Reasons DC Comics should love the Huntress more for late November/early December. Yay or nay?

Sep 28

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Sep 27

Anonymous said: Do you ever notice how pre-Crisis artists seemed to make Helena look older compared to the New 52?

As an artist myself (and someone who always pays attention to detail), I do in fact notice.

The difference in art, though, is very much reflective of the time period with which they were published and the culture. 

In the pre-Crisis era, there was a stronger inclination towards a more realistic portrayal of people, including realistic anatomy. Today, that is obviously not the case and art style does vary from artist to artist.

Today you often see women depicted as youthful and with adult film star bodies. In the pre-Crisis era they actually resembled human beings even when they were given sexy costumes to wear, or were partially nude.

You even notice the same difference with male characters. In today’s superhero comics, they are often drawn like hulks with an insane amount of muscle detail, whereas in the pre-Crisis era, they were drawn like real body builders. 

Anonymous said: what do you think of the crisis 2015 rumour?

If Crisis 2.0 means undoing Dan DiDio’s personal headcanon and restoring the DC Multiverse (especially Earth-2 in my case) to a more recognisable status (and therefore, putting it in a better position to actually grow the existing readership), I welcome it.

After that, DC needs to leave Crisis on Infinite Earths alone. That event already accomplished what it set out to accomplish in 1985, and there’s no reason to keep revisiting it. Just because it was a major game changer three decades ago does not mean that we need to keep being reminded of it. 

In my humble opinion, more time and energy need to be spent on developing the characters, their respective narratives, and continuing to build upon the established DC history and making it better.

As I said before, these characters and their respective histories mean something to people, and that is something worth preserving if the goal is to grow the readership. The reason these characters continue to endure the way that they do is because their struggles throughout their history have reflected our struggles within our respective lifetimes. How they deal with those struggles and still come out on top sends a powerful message to people in a way that continues to inspire them throughout their lives.

In general, people like to read about people being strong and heroic in their own way. People like reading about influential characters who make a difference in a person’s life (as well as their own) and continue to be a positive influence even long after. People like having role models to aspire to. It is not a coincidence that films like Marvel’s The Avengers and Disney’s Frozen, for example, are major box office sellers while films like Zack Snyder’s Watchmen and Man of Steel are not.

All four of these franchises have very large fan followings, but their overall message is what drives sales numbers in the end. Those sales numbers do say what a greater population of people like more. They do say most people do not like the persistent message that no matter what you do to try to make things better, you will always lose in the end. That is the message we have consistently gotten with the New 52, and it’s one that’s leaving many long time DC fans feeling jaded.

It’s a very cynical approach to a rich mythology that has inspired people for nearly a century, and it’s an approach that guts these characters in a very profound way that causes them lose their power as icons.

If Crisis 2.0 isn’t happening to ‘restore the balance,’ then there’s no reason it should be happening at all. That story cannot be told twice and still have the same powerful impact it had before. It’ll just be another case of having the cake and eating it too.