Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2010 "Ladies of DC - The Huntress" art by Taylor Cordingley

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They're fun, they're sassy and they all seem to have a mean right hook. For years, DC Comics has consistently created amazing female superheroes. I'd like to pay tribute to these amazing women of the DC Universe with one of my patented pin-up series -- Ladies of DC! Second in this series is the hot-headed Huntress.

Real Name: Helena Bertinelli
Other Notable Aliases: Batgirl
First Appearance: Huntress #1
Abilities: Highly skilled martial artist and marksman

You know for a character who only been around since the '89 (discounting the heinous idea that Catwoman and Batman should have a superhero baby), Huntress sure has had a lot of different background stories. Overall they all seem to end the same -- Huntress' family gets assassinated and she grows up to unleash some serious bloody justice down on those responsible. I've known Huntress since the late-'90s and was always fascinated by the character. After all, anyone who knowingly disobeys Batman has GOT to be someone to pay attention to. However, it wasn't until Gail Simone's run on Birds of Prey and the Year One mini-series that made me fall in love with the character. She's so gutsy and doesn't take shit from anyone. It's fabulous! But she has an extremely vulnerable side that she doesn't show to anyone (although, Black Canary is well aware of that side but ignores it out of respect for Huntress). Whether you love or hate her, you have to admit that she's one kick-ass character. The is one bad mofo who gets kicked off the JLA on regular intervals, puts crossbow bolts in criminals and always seems to be on Batman's naughty list for Christmas. :) All that AND she's got the whole mafioso daughter thing going for her. Batman only wishes he had the balls she does. :P

Ladies of DC

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