L'italiano Anastasia

Ask me anything   A Fan Tumblog dedicated to the Italian Mafia Princess known as The Huntress.

thehappysorceress:

Birds of Prey by Lynne Yoshi

Wow! Lynne Yoshi has managed to capture their different personalities in a way that reminds me how simply incredible these two characters were and what a joy it was to read about their adventures. I’m also reminded there isn’t anything like it left. I miss these two, very much.

thehappysorceress:

Birds of Prey by Lynne Yoshi

Wow! Lynne Yoshi has managed to capture their different personalities in a way that reminds me how simply incredible these two characters were and what a joy it was to read about their adventures. I’m also reminded there isn’t anything like it left. I miss these two, very much.

— 2 years ago with 247 notes

#huntress  #helena bertinelli  #black canary  #dinah lance  #birds of prey  #lynne yoshi 
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nanigasy:

scans_daily | Birds of Prey #2 Against the White Canary!

If I were asked the two things I miss the most about the new 52, it would probably not be the obvious suspects. Yes, I miss the benched characters and Donna Troy and WW’s origin and all of that stuff.
But personally, just me talking, the two things I miss the most are the Lois/Clark marriage, and the Birds of Prey being friends.
I miss that Huntress and Oracle and Canary and Zinda loved each other and always had each others’ back, no matter what.  That Huntress would throw a drink in Shiva’s face to protect Canary, that Canary would face Brainiac’s electrocution to protect Oracle.  I think that their relationship was one of the most subversive messages in mainstream comics, in some ways.  And readers responded, the book was one of the most stable non-bat, non-gl books at DC the entire time I was on it. I think it was that friendship that people most treasured, and, I hasten to add, that helped make it the first truly successful all female team book in comics’ history, to my knowledge.
I like the new 52, and I like the new BOP in particular, Duane’s doing a lovely job on it, but it’s not yet (for perfectly understandable reasons, and it may never be) a book about female friendship in the same way that it had been previously. Similarly, there are few female friendships at all at this early stage, and I dearly miss them.
Fortunately, there’s room to grow, even if the cart moves slower than I would like.
That said, Bop really IS one of the best of the new books and is always worth reading!

gailsimone:

nanigasy:

scans_daily | Birds of Prey #2 Against the White Canary!

If I were asked the two things I miss the most about the new 52, it would probably not be the obvious suspects. Yes, I miss the benched characters and Donna Troy and WW’s origin and all of that stuff.

But personally, just me talking, the two things I miss the most are the Lois/Clark marriage, and the Birds of Prey being friends.

I miss that Huntress and Oracle and Canary and Zinda loved each other and always had each others’ back, no matter what. That Huntress would throw a drink in Shiva’s face to protect Canary, that Canary would face Brainiac’s electrocution to protect Oracle. I think that their relationship was one of the most subversive messages in mainstream comics, in some ways. And readers responded, the book was one of the most stable non-bat, non-gl books at DC the entire time I was on it. I think it was that friendship that people most treasured, and, I hasten to add, that helped make it the first truly successful all female team book in comics’ history, to my knowledge.

I like the new 52, and I like the new BOP in particular, Duane’s doing a lovely job on it, but it’s not yet (for perfectly understandable reasons, and it may never be) a book about female friendship in the same way that it had been previously. Similarly, there are few female friendships at all at this early stage, and I dearly miss them.

Fortunately, there’s room to grow, even if the cart moves slower than I would like.


That said, Bop really IS one of the best of the new books and is always worth reading!

— 2 years ago with 52 notes

#huntress  #helena bertinelli  #birds of prey  #black canary  #dinah lance  #oracle  #barbara gordon  #lady blackhawk  #zinda blake 
thehappysorceress:

And this day just keeps on getting better & better.
First, the wedding cupcakes for Cat & Amanda arrived (which made them happy, in turn making me happy) & I just now got this…proof, I guess?…from Agnes Garbowska of my Huntress & Question commission!!
And I’ll have the physical copy in my hands next week.
Good day, I’d say!

This may be my favorite from your Huntress collection! 

thehappysorceress:

And this day just keeps on getting better & better.

First, the wedding cupcakes for Cat & Amanda arrived (which made them happy, in turn making me happy) & I just now got this…proof, I guess?…from Agnes Garbowska of my Huntress & Question commission!!

And I’ll have the physical copy in my hands next week.

Good day, I’d say!

This may be my favorite from your Huntress collection! 

— 2 years ago with 89 notes

#huntress  #helena bertinelli  #vic sage  #question  #agnes garbowska  #huntress art 
thehappysorceress:

My Huntress sketch, by Marc Laming
Done as a bookplate for his brand-new sketchbook, M is for Monkey, which you can order here!

thehappysorceress:

My Huntress sketch, by Marc Laming

Done as a bookplate for his brand-new sketchbook, M is for Monkey, which you can order here!

— 2 years ago with 54 notes

#marc laming sketchbook for sale  #huntress  #helena bertinelli 
thehappysorceress:

Well, geez. Now I’m feeling all sentimental & stuff.
Huntress by Cinar 

I recall Yildiray saying this was his first attempt drawing her. That’s hard to believe, this is one of the best Huntress art pieces I’ve seen. She’s alarming and gorgeous, exactly how I picture her. And the lighting in perfection.  I try not to covet, but I wish this were in my Huntress collection.

thehappysorceress:

Well, geez. Now I’m feeling all sentimental & stuff.

Huntress by Cinar

I recall Yildiray saying this was his first attempt drawing her. That’s hard to believe, this is one of the best Huntress art pieces I’ve seen. She’s alarming and gorgeous, exactly how I picture her. And the lighting in perfection.  I try not to covet, but I wish this were in my Huntress collection.

— 3 years ago with 41 notes

#huntress  #helena bertinelli  #huntress art  #Yildiray Cinar 
thehappysorceress:

Huntress by Ed Benes 

 Ed Benes’ Huntress gets a reblog from me!

thehappysorceress:

Huntress by Ed Benes

 Ed Benes’ Huntress gets a reblog from me!

— 3 years ago with 66 notes

#Birds of Prey  #Helena Bertinelli  #Huntress  #comics 
thehappysorceress:

Birds of Prey: Empty Nest, my latest commission from Mike Kevan
(inspired by Gail Simone)

When it comes to Birds of Prey, everything is still so raw and emotional. Words fail to express adequately how moved I am by your commission. Sometimes you feel like you’re ready to move on because life goes on whether you’re on board or not, so you might as well. This brings it all back, and I’m not even close to being able to let go of the bop I’ve come to know, respect and love. I miss it so much, so terribly much that I ache for it.

thehappysorceress:

Birds of Prey: Empty Nest, my latest commission from Mike Kevan

(inspired by Gail Simone)

When it comes to Birds of Prey, everything is still so raw and emotional. Words fail to express adequately how moved I am by your commission. Sometimes you feel like you’re ready to move on because life goes on whether you’re on board or not, so you might as well. This brings it all back, and I’m not even close to being able to let go of the bop I’ve come to know, respect and love. I miss it so much, so terribly much that I ache for it.

— 3 years ago with 199 notes

#Birds of Prey  #Oracle  #Barbara Gordon  #Lady Blackhawk  #Zinda Blake  #Huntress  #Helena Bertinelli  #Black Canary  #Dinah Lance  #Misfit  #Charlotte Gage-Radcliffe  #friends  #DC  #comics