For 2011, we’re kicking off a new feature here at IAT to replace the semi-retiring Request column. On Thursdays (usually), we’ll be polling our readers about which costumes deserve the plastic treatment. This column will be open to any character in any toy line. And, as always, we’ll be taking your submissions.
For Costume Consensus, we’re going to show you some pictures, provide a little background, and then ask you what you think. If you have a suggestion for a future edition of this column, drop us a line at Submissions@ItsAllTrue.Net .
For our first Costume Consensus, we’re picking on a character that we’re surprised isn’t already in DC Classics, Huntress. She’s been a prominent member of the Bat franchise for over thirty years and has worn a handful of different costumes in that time. For the ease of voting, we’ve whittled it down to the three major looks that’s she sported throughout her appearances.
1. Huntress first appeared as Helena Wayne (daughter of the Earth-2 Batman) in 1977. Her original costume was designed by artist Joe Staton and would go relatively unchanged until she (along with all of Earth-2) was erased by the Crisis on Infinite Earths. If we got this version in DC Classics, it would help fill out an Earth-2 Justice Society team and the Infinity, Inc. team. This costume has received a figure from DC Direct.
After Crisis, Huntress was quickly reintroduced as a new character, Helena Bertinelli. This version of Huntress is typically depicted at odds with Batman for being too violent and unpredictable. Originally, her costumes were limited to variations on the theme of her original E-2 appearance.
2. But in the mid-90s, the modern Huntress received a new costume unique to her character. This version in DC Classics, would help fill out the 90s Batman roster, but would most likely be used for a Morrison JLA. This costume has received a figure from DC Direct as well as a Total Justice figure from Hasbro “back in the day”.
3. Jim Lee redesigned Huntress for the Hush storyline and that costume has stuck (more or less) ever since. There were some minor variations where the thighs and stomach were covered in recent years, but, with the relaunch of Birds of Prey, Huntress is back in the Hush costume that she wore during her first BoP tour. This costume has also received a figure from DC Direct.
Below you can vote for which of the three costumes we’ve selected for the poll or you can write-in your own if you would’ve preferred one of her other more brief looks. After you’ve voted, let us know why you chose the way you did in the comments section below.