During the 1970s, DC Comics had solidified the concept of Earth-Two. This was a parallel world that existed alongside their mainstream universe and featured older versions of their most well-known heroes. As they expanded upon this concept, they created a series of characters that were exclusive to this world. In 1977, they introduced one of their most iconic characters from Earth-Two -- Huntress!
The first Huntress was Helena Wayne, the Earth-Two daughter of Batman and Catwoman. As a Wayne, Helena grew up surrounded by the finest things in life. She was trained by her parents and eventually went to school to study law. Upon graduating, Helena went to work as part of a law firm. However, a tragic event would soon alter the course of the trajectory of her life. Her mother was drawn back into a life once again when she was blackmailed by one of her former associates. This ultimately led to her death. Angry, Helena took up the mantle of a vigilante and became the Huntress to avenge her mother's death.
As she would continue her career as a crimefighter, Helena became a part of the JSA. This was where she met Power Girl, a fellow hero who would become her best friend. Despite the fact that she lived on Earth-Two, Huntress would take part in several Earth-One adventures. One of the most notable was a team-up with Batgirl that saw the characters facing off against the combined menace of Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Another included a massive multi-part story in Wonder Woman's title that saw all of DC Comics' most famous heroines teaming up against a common threat. While she proved to be a popular character, Helena Wayne was ultimately removed from continuity when DC Comics consolidated its universe after the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths.
The costume that Helena Wayne first wore set the stage for the look of the Huntress. It was a lavender and magenta suit with matching pointed boots and gloves. The suit itself had a blue cape that attached to the bust. She completed the look with a magenta mask, a golden belt with compartments for weapons, and a strap on one boot that housed a small dagger.