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Wayne, Bertinelli, doesn’t matter, Huntress is badass.  Don’t mess with her partners.

I just realised Barbara asked if she could fly.

(She should meet her bestie).

Summary: The epic finale of Deadline (and Gail Simone’s run) begins with a yacht in the middle of Gotham Harbour, just as Charise Carnes prepares to set into motion her ultimatum on Gotham’s criminal underworld. Also cruising through Gotham Harbour is Batgirl and two allies: her best friend, the Black Canary, and Earth-2 refugee, the Huntress. Together these three ladies are about to put up a fight for the rights of Gotham’s citizens, including the ones Charise intends to kill.

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HAPPY ENDINGS | That rare occasion when Huntress actually smiles.
HUNTRESS VS BATGIRL | Different worlds, different perspectives.

Barbara Gordon on exploding expensive boats:
'Bruce is going to be so pissed off. He loved that boat.'

Helena Wayne on exploding expensive boats:
'It's a shame to waste such a nice little boat on property damage. But then, daddy did say objects are meant to be used…'

Huntress, my dear, you are more nonchalant about exploding expensive stuff than you should be. :P

BATGIRL #34 PREVIEW | Exciting stuff to look forward to next week.

At least for me anyway, since I don’t get many opportunities to read a better-written Helena Wayne in the New 52 as is. So I’ll take her wherever I can get her.

My favourite part of this preview is Barbara Gordon thinking to herself: ‘Bruce is going to be so pissed off. He loved that boat.’

I’m pretty sure Helena Wayne is thinking: ‘On my world, daddy would’ve said “objects are meant to be used.”’

(See Huntress #5 for details on that).

ZINDA BLAKE | Or someone who looks and talks like Zinda?
QUEEN OF SASS | Dear Helena Wayne, never change please. :}
QUEEN OF SASS | Dear Helena Wayne, never change please. :}
Summary: Batgirl #32 saw the protagonist, Barbara Gordon, on the edge of her limits as a superhero after her arch nemesis, Charise Carnes (aka Knightfall), returned to Gotham bigger, badder, and more powerful than ever before. While Charise essentially shares the same goals as Barbara in that she wants to look out for Gotham’s best interests, she also has an extreme and ultimately totalitarian idea of justice comparable to that of a dictator. Barbara is especially weary of her persistent use of violence as a way of getting her message across. The final straw for her was the amputating of Ricky Gutierrez’ brother’s hand to force the former into dropping his lawsuit against Barbara’s father, James Gordon, for a shooting incident involving the GCPD. 
Knowing that she has to take things a step further if she is to take down Charise once and for all, Barbara recruits the help of her oldest and closet friend, Dinah Drake-Lance, who operates as Black Canary and the current leader of the Birds of Prey. Barbara fills her in on her case with Knightfall, and Dinah feels that she is embarking on a suicide mission, but agrees to help her out regardless. At the end of this conversation, they gain the support of one more individual, Helena Wayne, who chanced upon their meeting in one of her rare visits to Gotham.
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OLD SCHOOL EARTH-2 REUNION | Were you expecting something else? :P
Out of curiosity, who besides me actually remembers that Dinah Drake/Black Canary (pictured here on the right) was originally from Earth-2 and was a member of the Justice Society?
Everyone does better understand what the real squee for me here is, right?
OLD SCHOOL EARTH-2 REUNION | Were you expecting something else? :P

Out of curiosity, who besides me actually remembers that Dinah Drake/Black Canary (pictured here on the right) was originally from Earth-2 and was a member of the Justice Society?

Everyone does better understand what the real squee for me here is, right?

HELENA WAYNE IN BATGIRL #32 | Isn't off to a great start here.
On the one hand, Gail Simone does actually get Helena Wayne’s voice right. On the other hand, if Helena was actually avoiding fighting back as the preview establishes, it didn’t translate well in the execution. She did look like she was genuinely getting the crap beaten out of her by Batgirl, which is out of character for a woman who was raised since childhood by Batman and Catwoman to be a skilled crime-fighter.
This isn’t to undermine Barbara as a skilled crime-fighter because she very much is. But there’s also no way on two Earths that Helena would allow herself to be beaten shitless. If she was genuinely avoiding a fight, she would have been dodging Barbara’s attacks, not taking them. She also would’ve restrained Barbara herself, not Black Canary.
At best, Helena would have taken the first punch, but she would not taken any of the others that followed. She also would’ve ended the fight a lot sooner than it actually did, even with Barbara going on full adrenaline like she is here. Helena is a much more skilled fighter than she’s being shown here.
That nitpick aside, the rest of this actually looks pretty good. Can’t wait to read this next week!
HELENA WAYNE IN BATGIRL #32 | Isn't off to a great start here.

On the one hand, Gail Simone does actually get Helena Wayne’s voice right. On the other hand, if Helena was actually avoiding fighting back as the preview establishes, it didn’t translate well in the execution. She did look like she was genuinely getting the crap beaten out of her by Batgirl, which is out of character for a woman who was raised since childhood by Batman and Catwoman to be a skilled crime-fighter.

This isn’t to undermine Barbara as a skilled crime-fighter because she very much is. But there’s also no way on two Earths that Helena would allow herself to be beaten shitless. If she was genuinely avoiding a fight, she would have been dodging Barbara’s attacks, not taking them. She also would’ve restrained Barbara herself, not Black Canary.

At best, Helena would have taken the first punch, but she would not taken any of the others that followed. She also would’ve ended the fight a lot sooner than it actually did, even with Barbara going on full adrenaline like she is here. Helena is a much more skilled fighter than she’s being shown here.

That nitpick aside, the rest of this actually looks pretty good. Can’t wait to read this next week!