Do you think that Connor Hawke could fit into a rebooted Infinity Inc. series?
Anonymous

If he was still the son of Oliver Queen (who did originally exist on Earth-2), actually resembled the character from the post-Crisis continuity (as opposed to a Roy Harper look-a-like), and the JSA members were still old enough to have adult children, I think he would fit in quite nicely.

That being said, I honestly wouldn’t be interested in a New 52 Infinity Inc series. Outside of the second generation Trinity (Huntress, Power Girl, Fury) who were also members, none of the original cast members are in existence. There’s really no point in having an Infinity Inc if the members are not comprised of the children of the JSA members. We still don’t even have a Justice Society as we speak.

At the time of Helena's blasphemous demise in CIE, she was in her very late 20's or early 30's. I'm sure she was into music, into whatever was in during the early to mid 80's. As a bonafide expert on all things of one of my favorite heroes, what artists and songs do you think she would have had on a mix tape or in her record collection? And just for fun, what do you think was hers and Harry's song? The 80's forever!

I was told by another fan who read the established Crisis timeline DC published that she was 27 years old (same age as me) when she died. :’( 

(I do, however, tell myself that the version of her that appeared in the post-Crisis JSA was at least 30).

That said, I think the pre-Crisis Helena was very much a woman of her times and listened to whatever was new and contemporary. Since she originally grew up in the 1960s-1970s and had a normal upbringing at the time, I imagine she spent a lot of time listening to Simon and Garfunkel, David Bowie, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Queen, etc, just to annoy her parents. At least this would be true for teenage Helena I imagine. Then throw in some Disco queens like Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, and Patti LaBelle and she’d be complete in shocking her parents with her tastes in music. (We all know what songs some of these artists are famous for. Like this one from Patti Labelle) :)

For adult Helena, I think should be more diverse in her music tastes and would listen to anything that fits her mood. Whether that’d be an old Carpenters album or an artist more associated with the 1980s like Madonna, Paula Abdul, or Janet Jackson.

I still think her’s and Harry’s song would’ve been Head Over Heels by Tears for Fears. At least, I imagine Harry thinking of her whenever he hears this song cause he was always frequently frustrated with her double life as the Huntress. (I still think she deserved better than that lad, though).

And just for fun, because the New 52 is a new ‘dark and edgy’ universe, I imagine she’s a Lacuna Coil fan these days. The majority of their song lyrics are certainly a perfect match for Helena’s ‘edgy new’ personality. I’d throw in Epica, After Forever, and Tarja Turunen for good measure. :P

Have you seen floresfabrications? It's a tumblr of a great Huntress cosplayer whose little brother dresses as Damian? Check it out if you haven't : ) Cheers, geoff

We follow each other’s Tumblrs. :)

I do agree that floresfabrications does amazing cosplay and she’s very nice to people. I did actually refer someone to her at one point when I was asked to give cosplay advice. I feel she’s more qualified to do that than I am seeing as I’ve never made a costume in my entire life, lol. :x

Now any questions on art, graphics, web development, science, and data analysis, I can answer those since those are my specific trades! ;)

Fanmail Fridays: 14 March 2014
Happy Pi Day everyone! Sadly I’ve acquired a nasty cold, but that’s hardly the worst I’ve had to deal with this week. From the cowardly bastards at work who’s constant gossiping got to my supervisor’s desk this week, to comic book creators demonstrating dismissive attitudes towards fan critics with the latest one resulting in a series of derailment tactics last night, all the while attempting to shift responsibility away from himself. It was very much a case of wilful ignorance at best, and disingenuous behaviour at worst.
This week almost reminds me of a quote I heard from the latest Riddick movie where the main character states: ‘There are bad days, and then there are legendary bad days. This was shaping up to be one of those.’ (Admittedly, this movie was the worst instalment of the series). Despite all the rubbish of the week though, I am nonetheless still available to answer your questions, even though I’m sicker than a horse on equine flu.

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 Black Widow #4, Hawkeye #17, and Captain Marvel #1 this week. (They were all fab by the way)!

Questions I won’t answer/won’t get posted:
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! :)

Fanmail Fridays: 7 March 2014
It’s the seventh day of March, which means it’s already been March for a whole week. Time is flying way too fast and I don’t like it! I’ll wake up one morning and realise I’m a decade older than I was yesterday. Nonetheless, I’m pretty sure I still have a good 24 hours to answer your questions! :)

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). 

Questions I won’t answer/won’t get posted:
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! :)

Congratulations on your 500 followers! Aside from my mate Jen (who runs The Bat and The Cat here on Tumblr), your BatCat blog is one of my favourites to visit and I love reading your insight on the pair. :) Definitely keep up the good work! For your 666th follower, I highly recommend doing an Apokolips themed post. I did that back when I acquired my 666th disciple, which was all kinds of fun. ;) I'm now up to 868 and still thinking about what to do for when I reach 1000 followers.

blackbatpurplecat:

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dontmakeafooloutofyourselfdontmakeafooloutofyourselfdontmakeafooloutofyourself
*take deep breaths*
*pretend to be totally cool and laid back*

What, that old thing? Well, I like to keep a clean shop.
No wait, that doesn’t make any sense… Damn it, let me start again!

Thank you SO much, your praise means A LOT to me since I’ve been a fan of you and your topic, analyses, and reviews since way before I even had this tumblr account and you were one of the first people I subscribed to. And when you unexpectedly returned the favor… Well, I didn’t treat that occurrence any differently, really…

You treat Helena - character/life/history/costume/family/creators - with much respect and passion while teaching us about her and bringing her back to the foreground of people’s memory. I love and admire that. You deserve every single one of those 868 followers and more! The big 1000 won’t take long.

Again, thank you so very, very much!
Now I’m officially HuntressApproved! Let’s celebrate with a HelenaHuntress picture!

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And for those with special taste - a HelenaRobin picture!

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Fanmail Fridays: 28 February 2014
It’s the last day of February and you know what to do! Send any questions you may have my way before the month ends! Unless you live in Australia or in East Asia where it’s already the next day. (Lol, time zones). :)

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 like what Marvel books I’m reading, if I read comics from other countries, favourite creators, etc.

Questions I won’t answer/won’t get posted:
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 tonight with all the asks that have been sitting in my inbox this week! :)

Fanmail Fridays: 21 February 2014
It’s Friday and you know the drill! Feel free to flood my ask box with questions you may have! :)

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 like what Marvel books I’m reading, if I read comics from other countries, favourite creators, etc.

Questions I won’t answer/won’t get posted:
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! :)

How did you fell about the Brave and the Bold replacing Helena with Damian?
Anonymous

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.

Generally speaking, do you think Lois and Superman could actually make a baby, even though he is an alien?
Anonymous

In a universe where people die all the time and are completely resurrected through extraordinary means, where aliens from other planets resemble human beings on Earth, where magic is a thing that exists, and more recently Greek gods can reproduce with normal humans (hello Zola!), I don’t see why a super-powered Kryptonian man and a normal human woman can’t have a baby together.

If the concern is ‘but what if that baby kicks through Lois’ stomach?’ Don’t worry. Kryptonians on Earth only get super powered after exposing themselves to the sun. That baby will not be seeing any sunlight until it comes out of the uterus after month nine. As such, Lois has nothing to worry about because she herself can’t absorb sun radiation the way Superman can.