DC Superstars #17 Gets a Facscimile Re-release This May

DC Superstars #17

DC Superstars #17 gets a re-release this coming May, which features the Pre-Crisis origin of The Huntress.

Here is the official synopsis:

Written by PAUL LEVITZ, DENNIS O’NEIL, and JACK C. HARRIS
Art by JOE STATON, BOB LAYTON, MIKE GRELL, JUAN ORTIZ, and others
Cover by JOE STATON and BOB LAYTON
This 1977 issue features the debut of Huntress, the untold origin of Green Arrow, and an early adventure of the Legion of Super-Heroes! Offered to coincide with the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1.
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$4.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC

DC Superstars’ Huntress 101

Created by Levitz, the first version of the Huntress was Helena Wayne, daughter of Selina Kyle and a retired Bruce Wayne. In this reality, Bruce has hung up the cape and left the playboy life behind. Instead, he opted for law enforcement and became James Gordon’s successor as Gotham Police Commissioner. Upon their deaths, she took up her father’s mantle as protector of Gotham. She later had a relationship with Dick Grayson, who never left the role of Robin and instead wore a more adult costume. However, after Crisis On Infinite Earths, this version was erased. Years later, another Huntress appeared in the form of Helena Bertinelli, who, like Batman, witnessed the brutal murder of her family as a child. She later became a reluctant ally of Batman – she had even been the history teacher of the third Robin, Tim Drake – and team member of The Birds of Prey. In popular media, she appeared in Justice League Unlimited voiced by Amy Acker. She later made her live-action debut in the WB’s Birds of Prey, played by actress Ashley Scott; that version of Helena took inspiration from Levitz’s initial creation. She later returned to TV as Helena Bertinelli on the first two seasons of the CW series Arrow, embodied by Jessica Gao.

Dive back into the past with DC Superstars #17 when it hits the stands this May.

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Jay

I'm an Ontario-based news writer, as well as graphic illustrator with his own commission business. I've been a comic collector since I was ten and have enjoyed the lore of these larger than life figures ever since. I graduated with an HBA from the University of Toronto in Humanities and have worked for both local and online news outlets.