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Cover of Huntress Year One paperback version, released in February 2009
Huntress: Year One
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Jan.28.2009
  • 9781401221263

Ivory gives an overview of the book:

As the last survivor of a crime family eliminated by bloody rivalries among the mobs of Gotham City, the orphaned Helena Bertinelli grew into the mysterious vigilante known as the Huntress. New writer Ivory Madison shines a light on the dark underbelly of the mob world spanning from Gotham to Sicily, exploring exactly what led Helena away from a life in the Cosa Nostra criminal society and set her on a path of vigilantism. Also, find out more about Batman's first meeting with the fledgling female crime-fighter and why, to this day, they struggle to see eye-to-eye.
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As the last survivor of a crime family eliminated by bloody rivalries among the mobs of Gotham City, the orphaned Helena Bertinelli grew into the mysterious vigilante known as the Huntress. New writer Ivory Madison shines a light on the dark underbelly of the mob world spanning from Gotham to Sicily, exploring exactly what led Helena away from a life in the Cosa Nostra criminal society and set her on a path of vigilantism. Also, find out more about Batman's first meeting with the fledgling female crime-fighter and why, to this day, they struggle to see eye-to-eye.

ivory-madison's picture

I write a lot of stories about women who happen to be failed assasins, and to paraphrase Freud, sometimes a failed assasin is just a failed assasin. But this one winds up a superhero, and has some great dialogue with Batman. Named best graphic novel of the decade by one person on Twitter.

About Ivory

Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief Ivory Madison  founded Red Room. Madison is a writer, editor, and entrepreneur living in her hometown of San Francisco. A former management consultant to startups...

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Published Reviews

May.19.2008

By positioning the Huntress's origin in relation to Batman's origin (and, once again, this is implied through the storytelling similarities, not through any specific mention or illustration of Batman...

May.19.2008

This issue is a very dense and intense retelling of Helena Bertinelli’s early childhood and it does not waste any time getting into the thick of things. Her family’s role in the mob and fall from grace is...

Member Reviews

fola-mordecai's picture
Feb.04.2009
i hope huntress year two will come quickly,so as not to keep us in suspension for long. why did you want to kill USA Nobel laureate,please tell me .
trina-robbins's picture
Feb.08.2009
Once upon a time, when the world was young, I taught a workshop in writing comics. Let me tell you about one that really has stayed with me. I’ve...
randy-wong's picture
Apr.22.2009
Year One stories have one goal - to explain the intellectual and psychological/emotional underpinnings of what defines a character. Madison takes...
david-niall-wilson's picture
May.07.2009
I grew up in a time when Batman was not really The Dark Knight, but more of a dark caped version of Superman, all true-blue and shiny. As an adult,...