BATS OR BIRDS | A lesson in the history of the 'Birds of Prey.'

Later on in the story, the three Bat women team up to take on two other infamous Bat women!

It’s Mother vs Daughter, Ginger vs Ginger, and…Batwoman is kind of the third wheel here until Madame Zodiac shows up. >_>

Anyway…

The good guys win the good fight, and the bad guys get their arses handed to them by their respective daughter, ginger mate, and Kathy Kane!

And of course, Catwoman still never found out who the Huntress was. :(

BATS OR BIRDS | A lesson in the history of the 'Birds of Prey.'

The first time Helena Wayne met Barbara Gordon on Earth-1, she was quickly made to realise that she wasn’t the only Queen of Snark in the entirety of the DC Universe.

In fact, Ms. Gordon gave Ms. Wayne a good run for her money on that front!

But in reality, all that Ms. Wayne wanted was to have someone to talk to about her experiences as a ‘Bat woman’ of her own making, a unique experience she couldn’t share with anyone else outside of her own immediate family.

Her father didn’t want her following in her foot steps (so she fought as the Huntress in secret), her mother was dead (which gets brought up in this story), and her ‘brother,’ Dick Grayson, was functioning as a diplomat in Africa.

So meeting other Bat women like herself was her solution to her dilemma. 

BATS OR BIRDS | A lesson in the history of the 'Birds of Prey.'
For anyone who read Batgirl #32 by Gail Simone today…
You all know where I’m going with this….
Thirty-six years ago, this was a real meeting that happened between three really cool Bat ladies.
Two of them of course were resident’s of DC’s Earth-1 universe. The other—the one in the middle—was, however, ‘not of this world.’
She belonged to a different universe. One that functioned as the first incarnation of the DC Universe and later became home to the Golden Age continuity. It was a world where superheroes appeared decades earlier, aged in real time, and married their iconic love interests. On this world, Batman married Catwoman and fathered a daughter with her, a young woman whom they both named Helena Wayne. This world became known as Earth-2.
The young lady grew up, and developed a superhero identity of her own that both honoured her heritage, but at the same time allowed her to standout as a heroine of her own standing. She became The Huntress.
In addition to making a name for herself as her father’s successor and Gotham’s newest protector on Earth-2, the Huntress’ conquests didn’t end there. She also made her mark on the Earth-1 universe by first introducing herself to her father’s doppelgänger and meeting his family on this world.
It was through the Earth-1 Batman that the Huntress first met Kathy Kane (Batwoman) and Barbara Gordon (Batgirl).
BATS OR BIRDS | A lesson in the history of the 'Birds of Prey.'

For anyone who read Batgirl #32 by Gail Simone today…

You all know where I’m going with this….

Thirty-six years ago, this was a real meeting that happened between three really cool Bat ladies.

Two of them of course were resident’s of DC’s Earth-1 universe. The other—the one in the middle—was, however, ‘not of this world.’

She belonged to a different universe. One that functioned as the first incarnation of the DC Universe and later became home to the Golden Age continuity. It was a world where superheroes appeared decades earlier, aged in real time, and married their iconic love interests. On this world, Batman married Catwoman and fathered a daughter with her, a young woman whom they both named Helena Wayne. This world became known as Earth-2.

The young lady grew up, and developed a superhero identity of her own that both honoured her heritage, but at the same time allowed her to standout as a heroine of her own standing. She became The Huntress.

In addition to making a name for herself as her father’s successor and Gotham’s newest protector on Earth-2, the Huntress’ conquests didn’t end there. She also made her mark on the Earth-1 universe by first introducing herself to her father’s doppelgänger and meeting his family on this world.

It was through the Earth-1 Batman that the Huntress first met Kathy Kane (Batwoman) and Barbara Gordon (Batgirl).

What do you think of Kathy Kane being established as a separate character from Kate?
Anonymous

I think it’s good that they established Kate as a completely separate character from the original Kathy Kane Batwoman.

Not only is it generally good practise to allow new characters to exist separately from their predecessors, but it especially prevents a lot of the problems that we’ve seen with characters like the Huntress, whose history has become a convoluted mess as a consequence of reboots. It also allowed for Kate to exist as a Batwoman of her own right with her own history that didn’t call for the erasure of her predecessor. 

Helena Wayne travels back in time and meets younger versions of her respective family.

Helena Wayne travels back in time and meets younger versions of her respective family.

boybluesdcu:

from Boyblue’s DC Universe: Gotham Girls from the 1970s

boybluesdcu:

from Boyblue’s DC Universe: Gotham Girls from the 1970s

The Best of the Huntress in Comics: Horoscopes of Crime
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. :)

The Best of the Huntress in Comics: Horoscopes of Crime

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. :)

1know0:

Batman Incorporated #4

This is 'El Tango de la Muerte.'
/Fixed that for you Grant Morrison.

1know0:

Batman Incorporated #4

This is 'El Tango de la Muerte.'

/Fixed that for you Grant Morrison.

Someone on ComicVine has put together an incomplete list (cause surely listing them all would cause the internet to break)! DC heroines, anti-heroines, villains who have made the list include:

  • Selina Kyle (the first most obvious)
  • Talia Al Ghul (the second most obvious)
  • Diana of Themyscira (the third most obvious)
  • Lois Lane (not even Batman can resist the awesomeness of Lois)
  • Helena Wayne (yes, THE Earth-2 Huntress)
  • Kathy Kane (the original Batwoman)
  • Barbara Gordon
  • Dinah Drake (Mama Canary)
  • Dinah Laurel Lance (Daughter Canary)
  • Harley Quinn
  • Cheetah (he has a thing for cat women…)
  • Pamela Isley
  • Madame Zodiac
  • Zatanna Zatara

Bruce’s mouth knows no bounds.

Oh yes. I went there.


Kathy: So when Batman came and told me who Helena was—I figured the person to talk to would be you, Babs! After all, both of you have fathers who are Gotham City Police Commissioners.
Barbara: Mmmm—except my dad never went swinging around Gotham in long underwear!

*Is now imagining Jim Gordon swinging around Gotham in long underwear.*
Epic goodness would be had.

Kathy: So when Batman came and told me who Helena was—I figured the person to talk to would be you, Babs! After all, both of you have fathers who are Gotham City Police Commissioners.

Barbara: Mmmm—except my dad never went swinging around Gotham in long underwear!

*Is now imagining Jim Gordon swinging around Gotham in long underwear.*

Epic goodness would be had.