Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Huntress

The Huntress

Helena Bertinelli was a daughter of a major underworld boss. Tragically, her entire family was wiped out in a bloody, bullet-filled massacre. The sole survivor, Ms. Bertinelli sought vengeance. Adopting the identity of The Huntress, Helena Bertinelli became a successful vigilante, managing to exact some vengeance upon the underworld associates responsible for her family's deaths.

Operating in Gotham City, The Huntress eventually gained the attention of The Batman, who has since monitored her in a guarded manner. Although he has allowed her to become a member of The Batman Family of caped crusaders, he has never revealed his secret identity to her, nor allowed her to gain close access to The Batcave, or other personal affects utilized by The Dark Knight. Likewise, The Huntress has a love/hate relationship with Batman. She disdains his nonlethal approach, and was personally expelled from the JLA by Batman - when she threatened to kill the supervillain Prometheus.

The Huntress wears a costume that is similar in design to that worn by Batgirl. Her batlike attire is in fact similar to the costumes worn by the original Batwoman and Bat-girl. Ironically, The Huntress was the first to adopt the new identity and costume of the modern Batgirl; while she operated covertly through the devastated Gotham City during the No Man's Land phase of the urban center.

The Huntress is a master acrobat, and trained in numerous martial arts. She oftens employs such weapons as a crossbow, daggers, and a fighting staff.

The Huntress is not affiliated with the original Huntress/Tigress, a super villainess who operated during the Golden Age.

First Appearance (Historical): All Star Comics #69 (Dec 1977)
First Appearance (Current): Huntress #1 (April 1989)



Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Introduction

This is a listing of many of the notable characters and a few places that have appeared in the Superman comics from the 1986 revamp up until around 2008.

NOTE: A new, and more current version of the Who's Who is currently being worked on and can be accessed by clicking here.

Although Superman often appears in other DC Comics, this text's information is limited mainly to what has occurred in the regular Superman comics.

Many thanks to Scotty V, Derrick Lyle Coleman, Dean Vanek, Genevieve Clemens and Benjamin Grose who all helped out at one time or another with writing and updating these Who's Who descriptions.

The listings are displayed as follows:

  • Surname, Firstname - Text describing the character, place, object, etc...

Relevant issues of the Superman comics are listed as such:
  • SUP = Superman
  • MOS = Man of Steel
  • AOS = Adventures of Superman
  • ACT = Action Comics
  • MOT = Man of Tomorrow

The Issue Number for each of these titles is written in this manner: “#000”. (e.g. SUP #123)

“First Appearance” refers to the issue since 1986 unless otherwise noted.



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