Helena and Damian Wayne @ SDCC ‘14
Damian: “No, it’s not!”
Helena: “Is too, Dami!”
Helena: “The same thing happened yesterday.”
Watching Lilo & Stitch on Netflix.
Wayne siblings make me so happy.
I need more comics with these two in them.
Donnie and I were lucky enough to catch the fantastic floresfabrications and her little brother at SDCC this year. I had seen on tumblr they were going to be out in costume and mentioned to Donnie I wanted to catch them, and he just happened to spot them by the marvel booth. I have to give such props to these two for not only their costumes but their poses!
That is really awesome that you got to meet them Morgan. floresfabrications does wonderful cosplay! :)
Does anyone else feel that BATB episode where Catwoman and Batman get married and have Damian instead of Helena is kinda sexist? For obvious reasons?
It is very sexist. I specifically addressed that in this post right here, and that was not the only way the show contributed to Helena Wayne’s invisibility.
The show also based their version of Helena Bertinelli on the pre-Crisis Helena Wayne instead of her actual comic book counterpart. From the use of her pre-Crisis costume to the way she was presented in her civilian form, to the courses she taught at Gotham U (she taught law, and law was Wayne’s profession), right down to the personality traits that were more associated with the pre-Crisis Helena Wayne than the post-Crisis Helena Bertinelli. Even the comic book spin-off of the TV show heavily alluded to the pre-Crisis Wayne and even used characters that were originally part of Wayne’s supporting cast pre-Crisis.
Admittedly though, this didn’t upset me as much as the reattributing of Helena Wayne’s origin to Damian which was largely based off of the Secret Origin of the Huntress written by Paul Levitz in 1977. Even some of the scenes from the episode where directly replicated from that comic.
I answered that in this post, but I’ll repost the relevant paragraph here:
On the front of media representation, there has been an overwhelming lack of [Helena Wayne] in this area as well. To date, there have only been two appearances of the Helena Wayne version of the Huntress outside of the comics, one of which was [Legends of the Superheroes in 1979]. Her most recent appearance since then was in the short-lived Birds of Prey television series, which lasted from 2001 to 2002.
The closest we got to having a Helena Wayne in an animated TV series was in Batman Beyond which was ultimately scrapped, and in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which was actually Helena Bertinelli in Helena Wayne’s pre-Crisis costume. Much of her development on this show was even based off of the pre-Crisis Helena Wayne far more than her actual comic book counterpart from the post-Crisis continuity. But swapping Helena Wayne for Helena Bertinelli was honestly the least insulting development that happened on the show.
By far the one that stabbed me the most in the heart was the reattributing of Helena Wayne’s origin to the character of Damian Wayne, who in the comics continuity, is actually the son of Talia Al Ghul and not Selina Kyle. Even though this was an ‘alternate universe story’ that Alfred cooked up within the show’s canon, it was also a story that heavily borrowed from The Secret Origin of the Huntress written by Paul Levitz in 1977.
And that about sums my feelings on that.