DC - Helena Bertinelli http://www.geatzs.com/tags/helena-bertinelli en Getting to Know Helena Bertinelli's Huntress http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/07/getting-to-know-helena-bertinellis-huntress <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Getting to Know Helena Bertinelli&#039;s Huntress</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Rosie Knight</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Have you heard the story of the hero, orphaned as a young child when their parents were brutally murdered, who eventually became Gotham's avenger? If your mind went straight to Bruce Wayne and Batman, that's not a shock, but the masked vigilante we were referencing was in fact Helena Rosa Bertinelli, otherwise known as Huntress.</p><p>While Huntress isn’t exactly an unknown character, it’s a fair bet that she’s going to become a lot more popular after her scene-stealing turn in <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).</a> </em>Played to perfection by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the movie’s Helena is short on words, intimidating in action and has something of a brand-identity problem (if you’ve seen it, you know what we’re talking about). So, if you find yourself curious and wanting to know more about the Crossbow Ki—we mean Huntress, then you’re in the right place.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/Huntress1_5e3cd8aa86a389.69909753.jpg" style="width: 702px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>Created by Joey Cavalieri and Joe Staton, Helena Bertinelli was first introduced in 1989's <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/The-Huntress-1989-1990-1/digital-comic/T0004900015001" target="_blank">The Huntress #1,</a></em> which is slightly ironic as she was actually the third DC character to take on the mantle. Artist Stanton already had a connection to the lore of Huntress as he was the co-creator of the Helena Wayne version of the character alongside Paul Levitz, Joe Orlando and Bob Layton. While that version of the Huntress was the daughter of Batman and Catwoman, after the universe-streamlining events of <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Crisis-on-Infinite-Earths/digital-comic/T0266400018301" target="_blank">Crisis on Infinite Earths,</a></em> Helena Bertinelli was introduced without any connection to the Caped Crusader at all.</p><p>Though the grim streets of Gotham are mostly known for their weird, wonderful and often wacky inhabitants, Helena Bertinelli reflects a vital yet sometimes underserved part of Bat-lore. Gotham's organized crime syndicates have long been one of the most of the city's biggest and most insidious threats. While the Joker spreads fear via mass murder and mayhem, the mob destabilizes the city through dodgy deals, assassinations and wonton power grabs. But on one fateful day they messed with the wrong family and created a threat almost as big as themselves.</p><p>In the pages of <em>The Huntress #1,</em> readers discovered a despondent young girl who was the daughter of one of Gotham's most powerful organized crime families. The post-<em>Watchmen</em> comics landscape led to many creators exploring darker and more brutal stories, and Helena's was no different as when she was a child, she was kidnapped by an opposing mob boss, tortured and horrifically sexually assaulted all while she was only six years old. Years later, Helena would take on the mantle of Huntress after seeing her family killed in a mob assassination. Though her origin would change throughout her comic book career, the loss of her family would always be the driving force behind her transformation into the hero known as the Huntress.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/HuntressBatgirl2_5e3cdb31b45811.06449805.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>The so-called New Earth version of Helena Bertinelli established the hallmarks of the character which would define her for decades. A highly trained assassin driven by revenge, an empathetic young woman traumatized by loss, and eventually a hero who turned her back on her gruesome past to become a force for good in Gotham. She even had a short-lived stint as Batgirl during the <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-No-Mans-Land/comics-series/6412" target="_blank">No Man's Land crossover event,</a> but after failing to protect Gotham against a battalion of Batman's most famous villains, she retired from the Bat-Family and took back her own title of Huntress once again.</p><p>That wouldn't be the last time that Huntress teamed up with some of the city's biggest heroes, though. In fact, her eventual crime fighting collaboration with Barbara Gordon and Black Canary would make Helena Bertinelli's Huntress one of the most well-known heroes in the DC Universe (well, to comic readers, at least). As one of the core members of the iconic female superteam, the Birds of Prey, Helena became part a found family with Oracle taking Huntress and Canary under her proverbial wing. But Barbara's desperation to control and "fix" Helena led to conflict which would see Helena leave the team before confronting Babs and later rejoining as a fully-fledged and trusted member.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/HuntressBirds1_5e3cdbfaa2d301.26756144.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p>In 2014, after <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Flashpoint/digital-comic/T1051000018301" target="_blank">Flashpoint</a> </em>and The New 52 took Helena out of action for a few years, the hero’s path would change for good as she embarked on a new, unexpected career that would put her in the path of one of Gotham's most beloved sons. Just like Helena’s 1989 debut had thrown Gotham into a noir-inspired world of grim gangsters, Tim Seeley and Tom King's <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Grayson-2014-2016/comics-series/21248" target="_blank">Grayson</a></em> introduced readers to a slick spy-thriller centered around the mysterious agency, SPYRAL. Playing a key role in this complete shakedown of the status quo, Helena was no longer a masked vigilante and was instead one of Dick Grayson’s partners within the espionage organization, hiding from both her mob family and the crime fighting authorities of the world.</p><p>During her time at SPYRAL, Helena would strike up a still-referenced romance with Grayson and end up leading the agency after a series of betrayals and disasters that left the organization in dire straits. But after discovering the truth about her time with SPYRAL and helping Grayson defeat the puppetmaster behind it all, the heroine would put on the domino mask once again, reuniting with her former teammates in <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batgirl-and-the-Birds-of-Prey-2016-2018/comics-series/72400" target="_blank"><em>Batgirl and the Birds of Prey</em>.</a> This time, though, Babs was back working under her most famous mantle and the team was back protecting the city that had made them all heroes.</p><p>That more or less brings us to where we are now, at least as far as the comics are concerned. Helena <em>has </em>had a pretty great life outside of them, though. She appeared in several episodes of both <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/justice-league-unlimited-2004-2006" target="_blank">Justice League Unlimited</a> </em>and <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/batman-the-brave-and-the-bold-2008-present" target="_blank">Batman: The Brave and the Bold,</a> </em>including a Birds of Prey-influenced episode written by legendary Birds writer Gail Simone. And it’s not just been animation. Although we're about to see Helena make her big screen debut, Bertinelli's Huntress was previously brought to life by Jessica De Gouw in The CW's sprawling Arrowverse, while her Earth-2 counterpart, Helena Wayne (played by Ashley Scott), was the leader of the network's short lived <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/birds-of-prey-2002-2003" target="_blank">Birds of Prey</a></em> TV series.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/HuntressBOP_5e3cdb97a5de45.97354240.jpg" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; width: 900px; height: 598px;" /></p><p><em>Birds of Prey</em> may offer the most true-to-the-comics version we’ve seen yet, however, complete with her brutal mob-world origin. We’ll have to see what future this version of the character may have beyond the Cathy Yan-directed movie. But whether Winstead’s take lives on or not—and we certainly hope it does, hopefully with the rest of the Birds along for the ride—there are plenty of other places to delve into the twisted psyche of one of Gotham's most brutal and brilliant heroes.<br />?</p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)</a>?is now in theaters.?<a href="https://www.birdsofpreymovie.com/?tickets" target="_blank">Click here to get tickets!</a></em></p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Rosie Knight writes about comics, movies and TV for DCComics.com and DCUniverse.com. For more from her, <a href="http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/06/birds-of-prey-and-dcs-radical-tradition-of-girl-gangs" target="_blank">check out her article on DC's history of girl gangs and female super teams</a>?and b<span style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">e sure to f</span>ollow her on Twitter at?<a href="https://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">@RosieMarx</a><a href="http://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">.</a></em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/birds-of-prey" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-and-the-fantabulous-emancipation-of-one-harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey and the fantabulous emancipation of one harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey movie</a>, <a href="/tags/harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/margot-robbie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">margot robbie</a>, <a href="/tags/jurnee-smollett-bell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jurnee smollett-bell</a>, <a href="/tags/mary-elizabeth-winstead" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mary elizabeth winstead</a>, <a href="/tags/rosie-perez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rosie perez</a>, <a href="/tags/black-canary" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black canary</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/helena-bertinelli" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Helena Bertinelli</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress-101" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress 101</a>, <a href="/tags/who-is-huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">who is huntress?</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress comics</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress-history" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress history</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress-character" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress character</a>, <a href="/tags/helena-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">helena wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/earth-prime-huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">earth prime huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-films" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc films</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dceu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dceu</a>, <a href="/tags/warner-bros" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">warner bros.</a>, <a href="/tags/rosie-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rosie knight</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/02/07/getting-to-know-helena-bertinellis-huntress" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Getting to Know Helena Bertinelli&#039;s Huntress" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 07 Feb 2020 20:00:00 +0000 Rosie Knight 450535 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/07/getting-to-know-helena-bertinellis-huntress#comments Birds of Prey and DC's Radical Tradition of Girl Gangs http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/06/birds-of-prey-and-dcs-radical-tradition-of-girl-gangs <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Birds of Prey and DC&#039;s Radical Tradition of Girl Gangs</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Rosie Knight</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>The DC Universe has always been filled with brilliant women. From <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Sensation-Comics-1942-1952-1/digital-comic/T0889500015001" target="_blank">Sensation Comics #1</a></em> and the introduction of Wonder Woman all the way to Barbara Gordon's Batgirl, the ferocious Amanda Waller and the model-turned-vigilante Vixen. Even the DC rogues gallery has its share of astonishing ladies like Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and lesser known foes like Livewire, Tarantula and Duela Dent. With such a massive roster of amazing female characters, it's not surprising that girl gangs within the DCU have a pretty storied history.</p><p>With <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)</a></em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank"><em>,</em></a> the cinematic world of DC takes on this established tradition and introduces it to the masses with an all-star cast and the slick directorial eye of Cathy Yan. As DC readers, we've been lucky enough to witness our fair share of badass super ladies teaming up over the years. It looks like the newest entry into the sprawling world of DC superhero movies will build on that legacy with a rad roster of powerful women who pay homage to the heroines who have come before while blazing a trail into the future.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/FemaleFuries_Kirby_5e3b9980f3e7b1.36124161.jpg" style="width: 682px; height: 1029px;" /></p><p>Jack Kirby is one of comics' most iconic creators and in 1972 he crafted one of the most powerful super-teams of all time in the Female Furies. The cosmically powered New Gods warriors were trained by the notorious Granny Goodness to serve none other than Darkseid himself. Outwardly some of the most overpowered super-villains in the DC Universe, the Furies’ four-decade plus journey has paved the way for future complex (anti)heroines like Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy to go from villainous foe to strong, brilliant and occasionally heroic characters in their own right.</p><p>Over twenty years after the Furies’ debut, Chuck Dixon and Jordan B. Gorfinkel introduced a much less villainous successor with a new take on some classic heroines. Under the leadership of Barbara Gordon, who at the time was confined to a wheelchair and working as Oracle, <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Birds-of-Prey-1999-2009/comics-series/189?ref=Y29taWMvdmlldy9kZXNrdG9wL2JyZWFkY3J1bWJz" target="_blank">Birds of Prey</a></em> teamed the former Batgirl with Black Canary in a Gotham-based collective that would go on to feature an impressive selection of DC's strongest women. Though the team was created by two men, Gail Simone was the first woman to join the creative team and is seen as one of the most influential writers on the series. Simone’s contributions, alongside the contributions of others, helped to capture the hearts and minds of DC readers and creatives, inspiring multiple adaptations including the upcoming film.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/BirdsofPrey_Comic_5e3b99a17d50a9.04158616.jpg" style="width: 702px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>Of course, many DC fans were wondering why Robbie and co. chose to go with the Birds of Prey for her movie rather than the Gotham City Sirens. After all, the Sirens is the team most directly connected to Harley Quinn in the comics. The answer can be found in the Birds’ often rotating roster. Star Margot Robbie has explained was a decision driven by the flexibility of the ever-changing collection of women who have been a part of the Birds of Prey.</p><p>The actor/producer's desire to introduce new characters to a wider audience meant that we haven't seen the Gotham City Sirens hit the screen yet, but seeing as it's a team that stars some of the most famous DC heroines, we probably won't have to wait too long. Created by Paul Dini and Guillem March, <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Gotham-City-Sirens/comics-series/2930" target="_blank">Gotham City Sirens</a></em> saw Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn team up just in time to protect Gotham against the horrifying villain Hush.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/GothamCitySirens_5e3b99bead1915.11947726.jpg" style="width: 702px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p>Putting together the three iconic villainesses and crafting an anti-heroine super team was a radical move that harkened back to the creation of the Female Furies, while also establishing some of the core tenets of the trio that would define them going into the future. The now-beloved relationship between Harley and Ivy was first truly cemented here, while the team also got to face down with other strong female characters like Talia al Ghul and collaborate with some radical DC heroines like Zatanna.</p><p>Sometimes intriguing new female team-ups would build on male-centered ones that came before. Reimagining one of the most famous teams in the universe, 2012's <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Worlds-Finest-2012-2015/comics-series/7879" target="_blank">Worlds’ Finest</a></em> replaced Batman with his Earth-2 daughter Huntress and Superman with his alt-universe cousin Power Girl. It was a slick and smart reboot of the beloved DC title which would help seed The CW's World's Finest team of Batwoman and Supergirl.</p><p>Importantly, though, it's not just classic teams that have been reinvented to radicalize the women of DC. In 2015, <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/DC-Comics-Bombshells-2015-2017/comics-series/50159" target="_blank">Bombshells</a> </em>brought DC Collectibles’ popular line of 1950s-inspired statues to the realm of comics. Though it would have been easy for the tie-in line to be nothing more than a light read to sell statues, writer Marguerite Bennett turned the Bombshells into Nazi-fighting war heroes who were no longer legacy characters but iconic and original heroes in their own right.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/rev-1-BOP-05088r_High_Res_JPEG_5e3b99fd863607.50211902.jpeg" style="width: 900px; height: 598px;" /></p><p>The long tradition of accomplished female-led teams in the DC Universe is indisputable and inspiring. That <em>Birds of Prey</em> incorporates some new additions into the classic cast of characters is simply following in the footsteps of all the comics that came before. We can't wait to see just how the new <em>Birds of Prey</em> adds to the canon of powerful female DC heroes. Who knows? Maybe it’ll serve to inspire the super-powered girl gangs we’ll be seeing on movie screens and comic pages in the future.<br />?</p><p><em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)</a>?is now in theaters. <a href="https://www.birdsofpreymovie.com/?tickets" target="_blank">Click here to get tickets!</a></em></p><p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Rosie Knight writes about comics, movies and TV for DCComics.com and DCUniverse.com. For more from her,?<a href="http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2019/09/02/batmansuperman-1-reveals-the-dark-knights-biggest-fear" target="_blank">check out her recent breakdown of Batman/Superman #1</a>?and b<span style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">e sure to f</span>ollow her on Twitter at?<a href="https://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">@RosieMarx</a><a href="http://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">.</a></em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/birds-of-prey" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-and-the-fantabulous-emancipation-of-one-harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey and the fantabulous emancipation of one harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey movie</a>, <a href="/tags/harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/margot-robbie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">margot robbie</a>, <a href="/tags/jurnee-smollett-bell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jurnee smollett-bell</a>, <a href="/tags/mary-elizabeth-winstead" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mary elizabeth winstead</a>, <a href="/tags/rosie-perez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rosie perez</a>, <a href="/tags/black-canary" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black canary</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/helena-bertinelli" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Helena Bertinelli</a>, <a href="/tags/dinah-lance" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dinah lance</a>, <a href="/tags/renee-montoya" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Renee Montoya</a>, <a href="/tags/cassandra-cain" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cassandra Cain</a>, <a href="/tags/female-furies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">female furies</a>, <a href="/tags/jack-kirby" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jack kirby</a>, <a href="/tags/fourth-world" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">fourth world</a>, <a href="/tags/granny-goodness" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">granny goodness</a>, <a href="/tags/big-barda" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Big Barda</a>, <a href="/tags/batgirl" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batgirl</a>, <a href="/tags/barbara-gordon" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">barbara gordon</a>, <a href="/tags/oracle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">oracle</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-city-sirens" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham city sirens</a>, <a href="/tags/poison-ivy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">poison ivy</a>, <a href="/tags/catwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">catwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/worlds-finest-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Worlds&#039; Finest</a>, <a href="/tags/power-girl" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">power girl</a>, <a href="/tags/bombshells" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bombshells</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-comics-bombshells" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS</a>, <a href="/tags/margot-robbie-harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">margot robbie harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-films" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc films</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dceu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dceu</a>, <a href="/tags/warner-bros" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">warner bros.</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/02/06/birds-of-prey-and-dcs-radical-tradition-of-girl-gangs" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Birds of Prey and DC&#039;s Radical Tradition of Girl Gangs" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 06 Feb 2020 18:00:00 +0000 Rosie Knight 450527 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/06/birds-of-prey-and-dcs-radical-tradition-of-girl-gangs#comments Nightwing: Blockbuster is Back Again http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2018/01/29/nightwing-blockbuster-is-back-again <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Nightwing: Blockbuster is Back Again</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Ashley V. Robinson</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Tim Seeley penned his recent <a href="https://www.readdcentertainment.com/Nightwing-2016/comics-series/72410?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9zZXJpZXNTbGlkZXI" target="_blank">NIGHTWING</a> run with one eye firmly looking back at the defining Chuck Dixon Nightwing solo series from the 1990s. Like so many comic book readers, Dixon’s work was my first reading experience with Nightwing outside of <a href="https://www.readdcentertainment.com/New-Teen-Titans-1980-1988/comics-series/7072?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy" target="_blank">THE NEW TEEN TITANS</a> or the larger Batman Universe. But even by modern sensibilities, it is awesome.</p><div><p>If you haven’t checked out Dixon’s Nightwing series, you should. It’s all available digitally and has recently been reprinted in a sweet new set of collections.</p><p>The reason I’m starting this review by mentioning the Dixon run is because of how prevalent the influences are in <a href="https://www.readdcentertainment.com/Nightwing-2016-Vol-4-Blockbuster/digital-comic/T1745800018301?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9ncmlkTGlzdC9SZWNlbnRBZGRpdGlvbnM" target="_blank">NIGHTWING VOL. 4: BLOCKBUSTER</a><em>. </em>This is Seeley’s penultimate volume writing for Dick Grayson and readers who have been with this story from the beginning can begin to see these ideas and these characters coalescing in what is likely a powerful push toward the finish line.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/01-JAN/NightwingV4_1_5a6abf3ef19e32.80563975.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>We’ve spent a lot of time with the Run-Offs (a support group for some of Nightwing’s lesser villains from that original solo series), and with Defacer, in particular. For the most part, I have really enjoyed seeing this mix of strange minor villains come together to form a family and develop a larger depth of personality than there was room for the first time around. The found-family that they all create alongside Dick Grayson helps these new personalities flourish, while at the same time subtly pushing a powerful narrative about redemption—to the point where the death of one of the Run-Offs is actually much more arresting than I initially thought it might have been.</p><p>While Dick gets to see this group of people that he’s gone from fighting to counselling learn how they can exist without their criminal personas, his Nightwing persona always seems to eat up more and more of his time—a hard lesson for his girlfriend Shawn, aka Defacer. Sadly, their relationship isn’t long for this world. But while reading about a breakup is sad, Seeley gives us little glimpses of Nightwing’s most recent interactions with Batgirl as the personifications of Shawn’s insecurities, and even though these moments are probably supposed to be sad, I was just completely geeked to have Dick and Babs together again, even for a brief moment.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/01-JAN/NightwingV4_3_5a6abf72a205b9.71614509.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p>Amidst the dueling narrative of Dick losing both his girlfriend and a member of the Run-Offs, he is dealt the crushing blow of a new Blockbuster emerging onto the scene. Roland Desmond is the brother to the original Blockbuster, Mark Desmond. Nightwing’s rogue gallery has always lacked the verve and vivacity of Batman’s, and Blockbuster is, arguably, the best villain that Nightwing has ever faced who didn’t start out as a Batman villain. Roland, unlike his brother, has discovered a way to retain his sly intelligence even when he is powered up. This is a wildly smart (pun intended) update on the villain. Plus, the introduction of this character does give both Dick Grayson and his vigilante alter ego a focus that he so dearly needs in the wake of his messy split with Shawn.</p></div><p>In a final, equally clever homage, Seeley reunites Dick with his ex-girlfriend Helena Bertinelli for a couple issues that find the pair teaming up to take down the seemingly out-of-control Spyral that coolly references the GRAYSON series that Seeley once wrote along with now-BATMAN scribe, Tom King.</p><p>If those issues were particularly up your alley then <a href="https://www.readdcentertainment.com/Grayson-2014-2016/comics-series/21248?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy" target="_blank">you can check out more Grayson here.</a></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/01-JAN/NightwingV4_2_5a6abf9501a7b6.52550262.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>The art that backs up all of these really compelling story elements in Blockbuster is just out of this world. There are plenty of in-universe and in-fandom jokes about Nightwing’s costume and some of his physical assets, and these are all both celebrated and elevated by artist pair Javier Fernandez and Miguel Mendonca.</p><p>Fernandez’s work is nothing short of electric. The fight and chase scenes that are plentiful throughout Blockbuster leap off the page and cement the truth that a Nightwing story can—and should—be just as epic and as edgy as any Batman comic that is sitting next to it on the shelf. I am especially geeked by his layouts and the way that Fernandez uses the comic book medium, sometimes breaking traditional panel layouts. His art seems to enjoy highlighting Nightwing as a gymnast.</p><p>Mendonca’s style is complimentary, while completely different. He draws the most beautiful people. Everything that Dick is feeling, like Shawn’s broken heart, are stunningly rendered in a way that feels realistic, yet elevated. There are many complicated emotional journeys going on in Blockbuster, and Mendonca’s work manages to hold the mirror up to nature, but the reflection is even better than the source material.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/01-JAN/NightwingV4_4_5a6abfa6264c86.86675638.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p>Colorist Chris Sotomayor provides a consistent color palette, so that the very different art styles feel grounded and of-a-piece. His Blüdhaven is brighter than the first time we met this suburb back in the 1990s, and it feels like a city on the rise with a lot of brightness set on a dark, dangerous background. I especially like the opportunities he takes to include Nightwing’s traditional blue in other places than Dick’s uniform.</p><p>With such artistic eye candy, I wanted to end with a shout out to letterer Carols M. Manguel, who handles the delicate balance of getting all the words on the page in a fluid, readable style without seeming to obscure any of the art.</p><p>Fans of Nightwing will love this fourth collection, whether they’ve been following the series or not. Written well over a year into his run on the character, it shows a writer who has hit his stride, and Nightwing fans like us are all the better for it.<br />?</p><p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Ashley V. Robinson writes about the DC Universe for DCComics.com and covers The Flash for the?</em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2016/09/30/announcing-the-dctv-couch-club" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;" target="_blank"><em>#DCTV Couch Club</em></a><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">. Look for her on Twitter at?</em><a href="https://twitter.com/AshleyVRobinson" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;" target="_blank"><em>@AshleyVRobinson</em></a><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">.</em></p><p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/graphic-novels/nightwing-2016/nightwing-vol-4-blockbuster" target="_blank">NIGHTWING VOL. 4: BLOCKBUSTER</a> by Tim Seeley, Javier Fernandez, Miguel Mendonca and Chris Sotomayor is now available in print and <a href="https://www.readdcentertainment.com/Nightwing-2016-Vol-4-Blockbuster/digital-comic/T1745800018301?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9ncmlkTGlzdC9SZWNlbnRBZGRpdGlvbnM" target="_blank">as a digital download.</a></em></p><p></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/nightwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">nightwing</a>, <a href="/tags/nightwing-vol-4" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">nightwing vol. 4</a>, <a href="/tags/blockbuster" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Blockbuster</a>, <a href="/tags/return-of-blockbuster" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">return of blockbuster</a>, <a href="/tags/bl%C3%BCdhaven-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">blüdhaven</a>, <a href="/tags/tim-seeley" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tim Seeley</a>, <a href="/tags/javier-fernandez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Javier Fernandez</a>, <a href="/tags/miguel-mendonca" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Miguel Mendonca</a>, <a href="/tags/defacer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">defacer</a>, <a href="/tags/shawn-tsang" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">shawn tsang</a>, <a href="/tags/the-run-offs" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">the run-offs</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/helena-bertinelli" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Helena Bertinelli</a>, <a href="/tags/grayson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">grayson</a>, <a href="/tags/spyral" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">spyral</a>, <a href="/tags/batgirl-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batgirl</a>, <a href="/tags/barbara-gordon" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">barbara gordon</a>, <a href="/tags/rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/nightwing-rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">nightwing rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/rebirth-reflections" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rebirth reflections</a>, <a href="/tags/ashley-v-robinson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ashley v. robinson</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2018/01/29/nightwing-blockbuster-is-back-again" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Nightwing: Blockbuster is Back Again" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley V. Robinson 437137 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2018/01/29/nightwing-blockbuster-is-back-again#comments This Just Happened: Nightwing's Life Spyrals Out of Control http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2017/08/04/this-just-happened-nightwings-life-spyrals-out-of-control <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>This Just Happened: Nightwing&#039;s Life Spyrals Out of Control</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, August 4, 2017 - 09:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Hang on a moment. Just need to wipe down my computer monitor here. It’s gotten fogged up from all the steam in this week’s <a href="https://www.readdcentertainment.com/Nightwing-2016-26/digital-comic/T1615300265001?ref=c2l0ZS9saXN0L2Rlc2t0b3AvZ3JpZExpc3QvSXNzdWVz">NIGHTWING #26</a> by Tim Seeley and Javier Fernandez.</p><p>Yeah…THAT happened. “That” being a full half-dozen pages featuring a nearly naked Nightwing reuniting with his former lover, Helena Bertinelli. Don’t blame Dick. He was just trying to process the shocking death of Giz, his hacker friend who had been shockingly killed at the end of the last issue while researching the Second Hand, a shadowy organization that had managed to smuggle illegal high-tech weapons into Blüdhaven. Granted, he was processing it in the shower, but hey, we each grieve in our own way.</p><p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2017/08-AUG/TJH_8-4_1_5983b798a46a10.72602756.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>Dick’s had a lot on his mind these days, even beyond the death of his friend (for which he blames himself). He’s also trying to come to terms with his recent breakup with Shawn Tsang, which happened due largely to his untruthfulness and his tendency to put his role as Nightwing before his relationship. It’s a lot for one man to process, and the last thing he needs—I mean, seriously—is an unannounced, unanticipated visit from his ex.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2017/08-AUG/TJH_8-4_2_5983b7abc79392.26432914.jpg" style="width: 699px; height: 1078px;" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2017/08-AUG/TJH_8-4_3_5983b7bd6a3cd3.48503956.jpg" style="width: 699px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p>Okay, okay. I have to admit, I always kind of liked the relationship between Dick and Helena when they were both agents of Spyral back in <a href="https://www.readdcentertainment.com/Grayson-2014-2016/comics-series/21248?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy">GRAYSON</a>. (If you’ve never read the <a href="https://www.readdcentertainment.com/Grayson-2014-2016-1-Futures-End/digital-comic/T1342200015001?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9ncmlkTGlzdC9Jc3N1ZXM">Grayson Futures End one-shot</a>, you need to stop what you’re doing and read that right now. It’s one of the sweetest and most creatively written comics you’ll ever read, and it was scripted by none other than Tom King.) However, they’ve both moved on, so Dick has every reason to be suspicious of Helena’s sudden appearance, especially since word of her personal mission to hunt down the gangsters responsible for her family’s death has gotten around.</p><p>Helena claims she’s just there to help Dick work through his recent losses, however, and he reluctantly accepts her help hunting down Giz’s likely murderer—a contract killer named Gianni Dracul. Dick gives the occasionally lethal daughter of a gangster one stipulation: absolutely no killing.</p><p>Nightwing and Huntress raid a shady Blüdhaven joint called “Club Leone,” which is a mafia front managed by a man known as Signore Argento. After subduing two of Argento’s heavies in an impressive—and kinda sexy—display of teamwork, they learn that Dracul has been acting unhinged and hasn’t paid Argento his cut. The mafia boss is only too happy to hand over the hitman’s address.</p><p>However, when the duo arrives, they find Dracul already dead. Two shots in the back of the head. It’s obviously the work of a professional. Along with the body, they do manage to find a clue—a flash drive hidden in the frame of a photograph.</p><p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2017/08-AUG/TJH_8-4_4_5983b7d2d26361.56576371.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1078px;" /></p><p>Yes, it turns out Dracul was an undercover Spyral agent. And that means…</p><p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2017/08-AUG/TJH_8-4_5_5983b7e5128fe9.66666212.jpg" style="width: 699px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2017/08-AUG/TJH_8-4_6_5983b7fc6a6694.02738450.jpg" style="width: 699px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>What on Earth? Has Spyral gone bad? It sure seems that way, and if looks are any indication, their next two targets are none other than their former Matron and Agent 37. And Dick thought he had problems before? Let’s see if things “Spyral” further out of control when Nightwing’s team-up with Huntress continues on August 16<sup>th</sup>!</p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/this-just-happened" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">this just happened</a>, <a href="/tags/nightwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">nightwing</a>, <a href="/tags/dick-grayson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dick grayson</a>, <a href="/tags/shirtless-nightwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">shirtless nightwing</a>, <a href="/tags/showering-nightwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">showering nightwing</a>, <a href="/tags/sexy-nightwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sexy nightwing</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/helena-bertinelli" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Helena Bertinelli</a>, <a href="/tags/spyral" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">spyral</a>, <a href="/tags/grayson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">grayson</a>, <a href="/tags/agents-of-spyral" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">agents of spyral</a>, <a href="/tags/rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/nightwing-rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">nightwing rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-comics-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC Comics</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-comic-spoilers" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc comic spoilers</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2017/08/04/this-just-happened-nightwings-life-spyrals-out-of-control" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="This Just Happened: Nightwing&#039;s Life Spyrals Out of Control" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 433502 at http://www.geatzs.com Huntress http://www.geatzs.com/characters/huntress <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Huntress</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>A crossbow-wielding urban warrior and a core member of the Birds of Prey, the Huntress takes aim against crime in the dark heart of the city.</p><p>Born into a chaotic web of warring mob families in Gotham City, Helena Bertinelli's life has always been a mess of violent extremes. At eight years old, she witnessed the murder of her mother, father and brother, an event that left her in the care of her uncle in Sicily. He taught her the code she would come to live by: "Blood cries for blood." In order for Helena to proceed with her life, she would have to exact revenge on the people responsible for her family's murder.</p><p>After spending her early teenage years training, she returned to Gotham City, only to learn the true depth of the Mafia's corruption. After witnessing the Batman in action, Helena vowed to follow his example and purge the city of corruption by any means necessary—even if it meant crossing lines Batman would not.</p><p>Caught in a struggle between her rage and her role as a DC superhero, Huntress has come to represent the darker shades of gray in Gotham.</p><p><br /><em><strong>For more on Huntress's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/encyclopedia/huntress/" target="_blank">visit her page on DCUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Huntress__5e1e75ba8a0478.82655987.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Huntress__5e1e75ba8a0478.82655987.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Huntress__5e1e75c7d1f396.71646058.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-weapon-of-choice field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Weapon of Choice:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Crossbow</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/heroes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heroes</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/243646" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/All-Star-Comics-69/digital-comic/T0889400695001">ALL-STAR COMICS #69</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2015-05-19T10:45:00-07:00">2015</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/skilled-fighter" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">skilled fighter</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/peak-agility" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">peak agility</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/top-level-marksman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">top level marksman</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-base-of-operations field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Base of Operations:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Gotham City</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-group-affiliation field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Group Affiliation:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Birds of Prey</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/default_images/DC_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/huntress" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Huntress" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 19 May 2015 17:39:46 +0000 Joker 366381 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/characters/huntress#comments Exclusive preview of HUNTRESS #2 http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2011/11/09/exclusive-preview-of-huntress-2 <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Exclusive preview of HUNTRESS #2</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DCE Editorial</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable">In the first issue of HUNTRESS, you were introduced to Helena Bertinelli, who just arrived in Italy in hopes of tracking down a ruthless criminal. In issue #2 (on sale today), Helena’s mission continues as she stalks her prey and attempts to sabotage the secret delivery of a weapon shipment to him. But with Moretti’s men in full protection mode, can Helena stop him from receiving the weapons while also saving the innocent people he is exploiting? <a href="http://dccomics.com/dcu/comics/?cm=20693" target="_blank">HUNTRESS #2</a> is written by Paul Levitz and illustrated by Marcus To and John Dell. </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/helena-bertinelli" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Helena Bertinelli</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/john-dell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">john dell</a>, <a href="/tags/marcus-to" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marcus to</a>, <a href="/tags/paul-levitz" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">paul levitz</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2011/11/09/exclusive-preview-of-huntress-2" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Exclusive preview of HUNTRESS #2" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:00:05 +0000 DCE Editorial 245363 at http://www.geatzs.com 两个人做人爱视频大全-两人做人爱费视频试看