Huntress: Origins

Huntress: Origins

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Overview

The earliest stories of Huntress, one of the Gotham City heroes featured in the upcoming Warner Bros. film Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, are collected in a new title.

The daughter of a hero and villain—the Earth-2 Batman and Catwoman—young Helena Wayne is unique in comics. Trained by her parents, she became a superb athlete, and studied law with the hope of bringing criminals to justice. But when her mother died after being blackmailed into resuming her life of crime, Helena traded her books for a mask and a crossbow and set out to seek revenge as the Huntress!

Now this fan-favorite character's classic 1977 origin story as well as her first several years of solo adventures are collected in a single volume. Written by Paul Levitz (Justice Society, Legion of Super-Heroes) and illustrated by Joe Staton (Green Lantern), Steve Mitchell (Iron Man), Bob Layton (X-O Manowar), and more, The Huntress: Origins also features an insightful introduction by Levitz.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781779500724
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,242,237
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Paul Levitz was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1956, and entered the comics industry in 1971 as editor/publisher of The Comic Reader, the first mass-circulation fanzine devoted to comics news. He continued to publish TCR for three years, winning two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine. His other fan activities included editing the program books for several of Phil Seuling's legendary New York Comic Art Conventions,. He received Comic-con International's Inkpot Award in 2002, the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award in 2008, and the Comics industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPro (the trade association of comic shop retailers) in 2010. Levitz also serves on the board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Levitz is primarily known for his work for DC Comics, where he has written most of their classic characters including the Justice Society, Superman in both comics and the newspaper strip, and an acclaimed run on The Legion of Super-Heroes, a series he's recently returned to write. Readers of The Buyers' Guide voted his Legion: The Great Darkness Saga one of the 20 best comic stories of the last century, and visitors to the site comicbookresources.com selected the same story as #11 of the Top 100 Comic Book Stories of All Time. DC Comics has just issued a new hardcover edition of Legion: The Great Darkness Saga, which made the New York Times' Graphic Books Bestseller List.
Cumulatively, Levitz has written over 300 stories with sales of over 25 million copies, and translations into over 20 languages. As a DC staffer from 1973, Levitz was an assistant editor, the company's youngest editor ever, and in a series of business capacities, became Executive Vice President & Publisher in 1989 and then served as President & Publisher from 2002-2009.
His current writing projects include Taschen's 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTHMAKING, which the LA Times praised for "its colossal ambitions, insights and collected rarities" and the NY Times called "richly conceived history.

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