In a line up of
- Carrie Kelley
Where would Helena go as a Robin?
In the New 52? Before Dick Grayson.
- Earth-2’s timeline runs ahead of the mainstream DCU Earth.
- Helena served as Robin for a couple of years prior to landing on the main DCU Earth.
- Dick Grayson became Robin in roughly the same year Helena Wayne got stranded on the main DCU Earth.
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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. :)
Mainstream Dick meets Earth-2 Helena. His reaction? He couldn’t wrap his mind around Batman marrying Catwoman and having the Huntress as his daughter.
How do you think Dick will react to Helena in the newer continuity, especially after losing his first Robin who was Bruce’s son?
Translation: Geoff Johns totally shipped Earth-2 Dick and Helena.
The only downside to Geoff Johns writing women in love is that he tends to reinforce the stereotype that women are emotional/irrational creatures as he does with Helena in both the JSA Annual and issue #20. Other than that, I felt his characterisation of Helena was actually pretty solid and felt he had a great handle on the Huntress and Power Girl friendship in particular.
/Will never get tired of reading the JSA Annual.
The baby birds of the New 52.
3/4 black-haired, blue-eyed lads, 1/4 black-haired, blue-eyed lass.
Helena Wayne says ‘The Breasted Robins Club’ is feeling a little empty up in here.
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. ;)
Oh Dick. It’s honestly a lot LESS creepy to “peek” at an adult woman than an infant. Not that I’m encouraging looking at naked women without their consent. I’m just saying!
On the bright side, at least it’ll be a lot less creepy now if Paul decides to make Dick/Helena canon again.
/Things that bipassed the censors in the 1970s.
Helena Wayne looking sexy in those glasses while defending the entire JSA in court.
Earth-2 Huntress and Robin by the man who co-created the Huntress himself.
Is it just me, or has Joe Staton’s art style gotten more cartoony-looking over the years?