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Huntress - Pre-Crisis by Femmes-Fatales Huntress - Pre-Crisis by Femmes-Fatales
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.

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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I uquit this huntress and the idea of her being the daughter of both batman and seliena I am a big shipper for those then it talia agaian do you the number of the issue with the huntress/batgril team up
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As someone who has read the majority of Catwoman's appearances, I find her relationship to Batman is more detrimental to the character than anything else. Batman is emotionally stunted and is incapable of being in a mature relationship. Catwoman has always been happier and more sane when she's dated other men. Arguably, her healthiest relationship to date has been with Slam Bradley.

The Earth-One Bat Family team-up was in Batman Family #17.
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not to be confused with the post-Crisis Huntress, the dynasty of bad Huntresses or the bad scuba assassin Huntress in Aquaman.

Nice work.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Loved this costume, well done

Comic artists used to make that cape huge ! I suppose so they didn't have to draw as much background :)
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's certainly not the greatest designed costume (lavender, magenta, cleavage, and heels?? She's clearly more drag queen than superhero), but it really set the tone for the improved costumes that came later.

Capes have a tendency to do that... Especially with the Gotham folks.
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
I disagree respectfully.....in a hero I seek lavender, magenta, cleavage, and heels KA-rashing through the window from a rope. Her later designs were a total bore
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Different strokes for different folks.
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