The Huntress: Catharsis for our ultimate revenge

This Entry Was Originally Written By Editor Vicki Nikolaidis on Her Blog At on 15 May 2009
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The New Millennium has arrived and what is a young, pretty, intelligent, martial-art savvy, emotionally-scarred woman got to do to succeed?

Helena Bertinelli is no Condi Rice, ready to sell her soul to play with the big boys. Nor is she a Hillary Clinton, ready to sell out to the monied boys for her piece of power.

Helena has survived a grisly multiple murder that would have driven most people incurably insane, guaranteeing life in a cardboard box on the streets of Gotham City.

But Helena chooses the healthiest survival path at her disposal. She chooses Anger which channels into a Rage that drives her to funnel her resources of braininess and physical stamina into reaching her ultimate goal of Revenge.

Helena’s personal moral code is modeled after Catholicism with one difference – she allows herself free will – the power to define for herself what is right and what is wrong.

In other words she is in the same dilemma of a lot of people these days. How to honor one’s own moral code and find success in a world ruled by old boy politics and power relegated to the monied boys.

Batman, Batgirl and Catwoman are shadowy figures on the cover of Huntress: Year One because their relationship to the Huntress is still developing.

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the series under Ivory Madison’s thoughtful authorship!

Great graphics. Flawed characters. Plot that moves quickly ahead. Dialogue that gives the reader food for thought and plenty of chuckles. Highly recommended.