The timeline in this first issue is a bit too fragmentary, and the pieces don't fit together as well as they might, but Madison seems to have an intelligent take on the Huntress. This is not a rote retelling of a familiar origin. I've read plenty of Huntress stories in the past, and this is the first time I've gotten a sense of the complexity of her character. "Huntress: Year One" #1 might not be perfect, but it's interesting enough to make me want to read the rest of the series. Read Full Review
Again, my main problems with this issue all seem to stem from the fact that this mini hardly seems necessary, and even if it were a simple retelling of a B-list character's origin (which are always necessary in the ever-changing comics market), it's not a good one at that. Cliff Richards provides some crisp and provocative artwork, and his work in Helena's origin scene powerfully mirrors the iconic shot of a young Bruce Wayne standing over his fallen parents. Still, even his work isn't enough to compensate for Madison, who appears to be learning on the job. This is clumsy comic book storytelling with cheesy dialogue and expository-filled voice-over captions, and even the best artist couldn't overcome that. Read Full Review
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