Here it is everyone! For Happy Beer Day, I give you the review for the issue of Batman Family that showed Helena Wayne infamously kissing the Earth-1 version of her father in a way that would make you look twice at the screen to make sure you weren’t too drunk at first glance.
Fortunately, however, that is not the focus of the story. The bulk of the issue deals with:
- Helena Wayne’s first meeting with the Earth-1 versions of both her mother and father.
- Helena Wayne’s first meeting with the Earth-1 version of Dick Grayson.
- A Birds of Prey-style team-up between Batgirl, Batwoman, and Huntress.
- There’s even a team-up between Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and Madame Zodiac, who are the three women these three heroines take on. (Do I even need to specify which one Huntress takes on?)
- The overall theme of this issue is luck (which is right up there with the theme of today’s holiday). ;)
It’s an all-in-all great story to pick up if you want to see how the initial meeting between Helena Wayne and the Earth-1 version of her family was handled before the clusterfuck that is the current DC universe. It’s also a great story to reference if you want to compare how they handle her meeting the Earth-1 Batfamily in the New 52 as opposed to the pre-Crisis continuity.
Chances are we won’t be seeing the current Helena Wayne awkwardly kissing the Earth-1 Bruce.
That being said, I hope you all have had a great St. Patty’s Day. :)
BATMAN AND BATGIRL #21
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale JUNE 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
What deal would you make to bring someone back from the dead? And in this issue, it’s Batman vs. Batgirl!
Of all the Bat solicits for June, this intrigued me the most!
Comments on Huntress’s costume.
Black Bat= The best.
Cass was actually still Batgirl in this one-shot.
And, if I may, I don’t think this panel does Cassandra any favors. She was petty and judgmental towards Helena Bertinelli, and would purposely antagonize her because… why? This was never really explained. She was just written completely out of character. Cass and Helena didn’t know each other very well, but Cassandra would never treat Helena like this. But that’s just Battle for the Cowl for you.
She was also talking to the same woman she got her Batgirl costume from. So yeah, definitely not the best story for highlighting ‘Best Moments from Cass’ as true as her comments are on the impracticality of the Jim Lee costume on a woman who’s not made of steel.
Pete Tomasi and CBR confirm the guests for up coming issues of Batman and Robin, entitled:
- #19 — Batman and Red Robin
- #20 — Batman and Red Hood
- #21 — Batman and Batgirl
- #22 — Batman and Catwoman
- #23 — Batman and Nightwing
Will definitely be getting #22 for Batman and Catwoman alone. ♥
With regards to the guests, Pete Tomasi had this to say:
There are five stages of grief, and we intend to explore it in a very visceral way…Let’s just say there’s a big, epic picture in view over the horizon, but there’s plenty of lightning storms and hurricanes for myself, Pat Gleason and our partners in crime Mick Gray and John Kalisz to still fly through before it all becomes clear.
On Tim Drake appearing on issue #19, Pete confirms:
I wouldn’t jump to conclusions that Tim Drake is coming back in a big way. Red Robin is in issue #19, but not necessarily as a partner.
There’s still hope my Helena Wayne theory may still turn out to be true. ;)
Super BFFs. ;-)
DC Ladies, by Andrea Tamme.
Who’s the most fabulous-looking comic-chick here?
I want to do a cute comic with these three having fabulous adventures.
I’m calling it “The Bat Pack” in my head.
Except I probably can’t have Bruce, Alfred, Dick, Jason, Tim or Terry in it because they’re all in The-Black-Cat’s “Batman and Sons”
OH WELL WE CAN HAVE ADVENTURES WITHOUT THEM.
Thanks to Connection Games & Comics, Brendan, Bee, Kim and as well as all the great people that came by today to say hi. Great experiences like this really remind me that I do have the best fans.
YES! Someone actually cosplaying Helena Wayne. Love. ♥
The Better Half. by John Yandall
I assume the one in the middle is The Huntress. I can’t tell if it’s Bertinelli or Wayne, but I’ll reblog it on the perchance that it’s Bertinelli.
Judging by the costume itself and the women she’s surrounded by (all of them Earth-1 characters), I’m pretty sure it’s Bertinelli.
While the Bat-mask resembles the pre-Crisis one Helena Wayne wore, she was not completely covered like she is here, nor did she at any point wear black except in the Superman/Batman #27 story. Also, Wayne’s pre-Crisis boots and gloves are full length, and the ones that she’s wearing here are mid-length, which is very characteristic of Bertinelli.
There’s also the fact that Helena Bertinelli is still easily the more recognisable Huntress to most fans, whereas Helena Wayne is still a very new character to these fans. As such there is far more fanart out there of Helena B than there is of Helena W.
Hope that helps.