Here's the eighteenth pin-up in a series I'm doing called The Women of the New 52. This one is of the arrow-slinging (and slightly bland) Helena Wayne AKA Huntress!
As the daughter of Earth-2 Bruce Wayne, Helena became Robin and fought crime alongside her father. She forged a friendship with Supergirl and the two became a permanent duo. However, during a battle against Darkseid both Helena and Kara were transported to another Earth where they are currently stranded. Taking on the codename of Huntress and temporarily using the identity of Helena Bertinelli, Helena took to the role of vigilante while Kara (now using the name Karen Starr) became a super CEO working towards finding a way to get the two women back home.
Of all of the changes in the New 52, one of the ones I was saddest about was the elimination of Helena Bertinelli's character. While Helena Wayne may be the first Huntress, I can't help but feel that she falls short of being as multi-dimensional as Helena Wayne. I can't help but feel as if Helena W is a bit bland and is a bit of a generic vigilante (IN COMPARISON TO BERTINELLI... when removed from the comparative she's decently written). To me, her saving grace is her friendship to Power Girl. The two have an incredible dynamic and it's definitely the Earth-2 equivalent to Black Canary and Barbara Gordon. For those of you who have yet to read "World's Finest" and wish to know the truth about Helena Bertinelli (spoilers ahead)... she existed but is dead. We don't know how she died or when but given the fact that these characters tend to not stay dead for very long it could be possible that Helena Bertinelli may show up in the future.
Wayne/Bertinelli schpeel aside. Helena Wayne's costume is more or less similar to one of the costumes Helena Bertinelli wore (eff man this is confusing XD). There are some minor changes here and there. I really do wish they'd made more of an effort to separate Wayne from Bertinelli visually in her Huntress garb. *shrugs* But what can you do?
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