purpleladyofthenight thank you so much! that means a lot coming from you! *hugs*
You’re so nice ^_^ And Hel as Batgirl is so adorable! I’m happy someone finally made edits with it.
Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) - Huntress: Year One #2
I’m not playing. I am tough.
So you all know how I hate Josh? Well I hate Tony even more. At least Josh didn’t shoot a cat and is not an abusive husband and a lot of other bad things that Tony is.
Huntress (1989) has Tony Angelo as Helena’s bodyguard. He’s a good guy in that story and he actually helps Helena with her task as the Huntress. However, as Cry for Blood came along, Sal came in the picture and became the guy who looked over Helena and trained her. I prefer Sal being the one who looks over Helena rather than Tony because I love Sal, he’s an amazing character and he’s related to Helena and we all know how much she needs someone in her family who’s not a complete jerk to her; and also because I read Year One before Huntress (1989) and my image of Tony was ruined.
Birds of Prey playing cards, featuring Helena Bertinelli, Zinda Blake, Dinah Lance, and Barbara Gordon.
Made with this dollmaker.
Thanks to marvelousspoiler for bringing it to my attention. :)
People need to stop equating Helena Wayne’s death, followed by Bertinelli’s introduction to Wayne’s reintroduction in the New 52 (followed by the introduction of a new character named Helena Bertinelli).
Here’s why. I don’t know the details, but I know that Wayne was killed off in pre-crisis (someone said she was crashed by a building). Then Bertinelli came along, and although their costumes were similar (there were really obvious differences between their costumes) and they were both named Helena and Huntress, both women kept their identities throughout Bertinelli’s run. Helena Wayne was still Huntress. Helena Bertinelli was always Helena Bertinelli. There were mentions of Helena Wayne peppered throughout Bertinelli’s run.
Now in the New 52, they made Wayne use Bertinelli as an alias, making everyone believe that the New 52 Huntress is Bertinelli. I think Levitz even said in an interview that he’s writing about Bertinelli. Not only was Helena Wayne calling herself Helena Bertinelli, but she was acting a lot like Bertinelli, too. When Bertinelli was introduced, she was acting very different from Wayne, she was more aggressive and more revenge driven and she was okay with using lethal force. Back to the New 52, now. So they took away Bertinelli’s name. Then they gave Bertinelli’s costume to Wayne (and there are only minor differences between Bertinelli and Wayne’s costumes that are sometimes overlooked by artists). And don’t get me wrong, the costume held a deal of significance to Bertinelli because she was Catholic, so the huge white cross on the costume was like her symbol, kinda like how Bruce has a bat on his chest. Then they say Bertinelli was never Huntress, so there goes more of her identity. And then Bertinelli is reintroduced, but she’s no longer Huntress and she was never Huntress and they turn her into a completely different and unrecognizable character. And they also bring Wayne into a Birds of Prey kind of like team up.
So don’t you dare say Wayne fans had it just as hard as Bertinelli fans when they lost their Huntress, because Bertinelli lost her identity completely. Never during Bertinelli’s run did they make her use Wayne’s identity and then burn it away. They didn’t say Wayne was never Huntress. They were actually mentioning her almost every time Bertinelli was around Catwoman or Bruce in Bertinelli’s origin stories. They didn’t bring Wayne back and turn her into a completely different character who only happens to be named Helena Wayne was never Huntress (especially after being killed off in the awful way in which Bertinelli was killed off). Yes, Wayne was out for 22 years, but she kept her identity and her memory intact during those 22 years. Bertinelli was gone for 3 years and she already lost every single part of her identity either by attributing a certain part of Bertinelli’s character to Helena Wayne or by just erasing it completely. When we complain about Wayne being on the Birds of Prey is because that was one of the few things Bertinelli didn’t lose to Wayne (until recently) and we have all the right to complain and be upset about that due to how horribly DC treated Bertinelli in these 3 years when she was out. Yes, Wayne was out for 22 years, but that doesn’t give her the right to just receive everything Bertinelli worked so hard for and every single part of Bertinelli’s identity that made her who she was.