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.
In general this annual was both a hit and a miss for me. On the one hand, I thought the first chapter was good in terms of story and character treatment. I particularly loved the interaction between Bruce and Helena, and for once, the dialogue between two characters actually felt natural for a change. Levitz still has an awful tendency for use of clichés, but at least he didn’t use them quite as excessively here as he normally does.
Well, this is my last Mother’s Day post for the day…although it’s no longer that on my corner of the planet but for some of you it is.
Hopefully you guys have spent a wonderful Sunday with your mums, and hopefully you’ve let her know how important she’s been in your life. :)
For the love and honour of her own mother, here’s a pre-Crisis story about Helena Wayne beating up the guy who nearly killed her during her days as Catwoman. :)
Night everyone! Don’t be like me and stay up too late. ^^;
This issue is quite literally the return of both Power Girl’s costume AND personality! This is seriously a must for Power Girl fans. ♥
In comparison with my past reviews, this one is pretty straight forward since there wasn’t a whole lot to discuss here.
On the bright side, Power Girl’s original costume comes back in Supergirl #19 this month. Ironically enough someone used the original Kevin Maguire redesign for Karen’s “Channel 52” coverage.
Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you all had a marvellous day regardless of whether you celebrate Easter or not. :)
Because today is major holiday for anyone who was raised within a Christian faith (Roman Catholic in my case), naturally I had to pick a Huntress story to review for today.
Since Easter is specifically celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, naturally I had to pick something that goes along with the theme of resurrection.
I’ve already reviewed the JSA Annual #1 on New Years Day, so for today’s review, I discuss the final chapter of Power Girl’s trip to the (then) newly resurrected Earth-2 and especially the newly resurrected Helena Wayne.
While she was sadly not the literal resurrection of the dead pre-Crisis Helena Wayne, it was, however a literal revival of the Huntress as Helena Wayne, and as a separate character from Helena Bertinelli who was originally intended to be “a new incarnation” of her character for the post-Crisis Earth.
It is unfortunately a very sad story about loss and needing to come to terms with that loss for Power Girl, but it is also among the best Huntress and Power Girl stories ever told (particularly for this era of comics) that’s filled with a lot of emotion and character growth.
That being said, I’ll see you all again tomorrow for April Fools Day. (Yeah I do have a story ready for that day too, lol).
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. :)
My very first review for a comic featuring Helena Bertinelli.
Yes I did say Helena Bertinelli. I don’t know how I missed it the first time, but on the second read the Birds of Prey were referenced and Huntress answered the call. As such, I tagged the review as “Huntress Bertinelli” unless DC decides to erase all reference to Helena Bertinelli like they did Stephanie Brown in the Halloween issue. (Which I hope won’t be the case).
Either way, enjoy!
Let me begin by saying this is the LONGEST fucking review I have ever written for this series, and that’s largely because I literally addressed everything from inconsistencies in writing and art that unfortunately go back to previous issues, to misrepresentation of feminism in Helena’s narrative, as well as the things Levitz actually did right in this issue. Believe me when I say it took all damn day to write this.
Points to anyone who actually sits down and reads everything I wrote, but to summarise, World’s finest #9 can be best described as an improvement in terms of plot build-up and character development, but still has long ways to go in terms of organisation, consistency, careful planning, attention to detail, and especially doing research on topics and issues that fall outside of the writer’s range of experience. I therefore give this one three out of five stars.
YAY! My first official post for 2013!
On Christmas Day I posted my first Best of Huntress in Comics review, so it was only natural for me to make another one on New Years Day (which also happens to be my mum’s birthday).
I actually wrote this review earlier today, and it is in fact a lengthy one. But I do promise the JSA: Annual #1 is a very excellent read if you want a good story with Huntress and Power Girl as best friends, and are actually written with depth.
Happy New Year to everyone! :)