Sunday, December 09, 2007
Power Girl and Huntress from the "All Star Comics" era of the late 1970's define super hero for me. These were days when Earth Two was still the home of the Justice Society of America, before the original "Crisis". Other then Wonder Woman, these two ladies were who I wanted to emulate. Hot headed, strong Power Girl, cousin of Superman, knew how to stand up for herself and could kick some serious butt. Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle's daughter Helena followed in their footsteps with brains and beauty. She practiced law and was versed in martial arts, while acting like a lady.
These were the female characters that I still look to when I define my youth. I loved reading their stories. To this day, I still mourn the loss of Helena Wayne to history. Though a "Earth One" Huntress is on the scene in Birds of Prey, she hasn't replaced this character for me. I can at least feel vindicated that Power Girl is in the JSA and is in fact their current chairperson.
I took a picture of the statue where Jim and I placed it. It came in three pieces, and we very carefully put them together. Each is lovingly crafted and a tribute to the character. It is my Christmas present, and I couldn't ask for better.