- Posted by Johanna on January 4, 2007 at 10:40 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Just a few quick items:
I just ordered the Huntress: Dark Knight Daughter collection. When it comes to the older books, I like to see an actual copy to check reproduction, see if there are extras, etc. and then buy online at a discount because I am an evil information-using consumer.
The Huntress was my favorite character once, because the idea of being Catwoman AND Batman’s daughter was just so cool (even if the Catwoman part was too often forgotten). Now, Dorian’s art selections from the book have made me question my choice. (No, not really.)
…many of the shots make me wonder who, given that the strip ran as a back-up in Wonder Woman, DC execs thought was reading Wonder Woman at the time. … Here we see Helena has learned to keep her mouth shut while expositioning, but not to tie her damn robe front.
I do like that a woman pops up in the comments to defend the work based on realistic female behavior. I’m not going to, because it’s clearly cheesecake, but compared to the Photoshop porn we get these days, at least it’s demurely charming cheesecake. I still like the character, even if she’s another reminder that even back then, superhero comics were for boys.
Taking another tack, Techdirt has an article about the dangers of selecting library content by popularity: you lose the classics in favor of crap. Any fan of any cancelled comic can empathize.