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Things you may ask about:
1. General questions about the Huntress, Power Girl, or anything Earth-2.
2. What Huntress books to pick up to learn more about Wayne or Bertinelli.
3. Who I think are the best writers and artists for the Huntress.
4. Any clarification on continuity as it pertains to either version of the Huntress.
5. Any other questions about the DC Multiverse, characters, stories, etc.
6. Any other random question you feel like asking, including what I thought of Forever Evil #6, or how media (not just comics) gets science and medicine wrong all the damn time. (Excellent case in point: this week on Forever Evil #6, Geoff Johns demonstrated his ignorance of what asphyxiation actually entails. Particularly he missed the part about how cutting someone’s oxygen supply actually causes brain death before it leads to the subsequent shut down of both the respiratory and circulatory systems. If the goal is to potentially revive the victim in question later, asphyxiation isn’t the best way to achieve that goal. It’s more effective to mechanically stop the heart and later start it back up than go the more dangerous route of asphyxiation. Anyway….moving on).
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1. Negative questions or opinions on other members of Huntress fandom.
2. Character bashing of either Helena Wayne or Helena Bertinelli.
3. Any personal information like where I live or where I work.
All questions will be tagged as ‘Ask Huntress Wayne’ and they may be asked using your username or anonymously.
We’ll begin later tonight with all the asks that have been sitting in my inbox this week! :)
DC Comics AU where everyone is the age they’d be if they’d been born on the date of their first canonical appearance
- bruce: 75
- dick: 74
- babs: 47
- jay: 31
- tim: 25
- cass: 15
- steph: 22
- damian: 9
Bruce is the cranky Grandpa, Dick is the cool Grandpa.
Plus Ibn al Xu’ffasch, age 27, Damian’s alternate dimension clone who has actually heard of subtlety. Or does his existence make Damian 27 instead?
Helena Wayne would be approaching 37 and Helena Bertinelli would be 25.
Special Note: As I touched upon in my review for Batman/Superman #8, there have been many flaws throughout Paul Levitz’ run of World’s Finest that resulted in a lack of build-up for this story. Many of those flaws have already been discussed in past reviews, including the one I did for Batman/Superman #8. As such, I don’t see the point of addressing those same problems again for this issue.
While the first half of issue #20 is admittedly better than what we’ve seen of Levitz’ past work on this book, many of those same aforementioned flaws remain present here. As such, there are major inconsistencies in characterisation between Pak and Levitz, and there are even forced, last-minute developments that are literally as old as a month ago. The only improvement Levitz made here was better execution of plot.
Lastly, the MAJOR plot point that ruined this issue for me was the complete mischaracterisation of Power Girl in the second half of the story, which was so ungodly out-of-character for her, it ultimately factored into my decision not give a full review for this issue. Even the way her part played out didn’t feel like a natural course of action given the build-up that led to her spoilery scene, which made it feel contrived in a rather irritating way. Even with the current characterisation of Power Girl in the New 52, it still didn’t make sense. You will see what I mean when you get to that part of the summary.
Without further ado, this summary is for everyone who is currently reading Batman/Superman and doesn’t want to drop the book because it’s tied to another book they’re not currently reading. I still recommend buying the book since Pak’s issue is still solid with great character moments and excellent artwork from Jae Lee.
Spoilers ahead obviously, so don’t click on this yet if you intend to read the Worlds’ Finest instalment of this crossover.
Summary: In the prelude issue of Worlds’ Finest #19, Huntress and Power Girl separately made the decision to seek the help of the mainstream Batman and Superman in an effort to help stabilise Power Girl’s fluctuating powers. That issue ended with Huntress breaking into the Batcave and Batman capturing her, which is where issue #8 ofBatman/Superman picks up.