In Your Satin Tights

Nhan-Fiction Note: Wonder Woman is one of my favorite, female superheroes.

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman
All the world’s waiting for you,
and the power you possess

In your satin tights,
Fighting for your rights
And the old Red, White and Blue

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman
Now the world is ready for you,
and the wonders you can do

Make a hawk a dove,
Stop a war with love,
Make a liar tell the truth

Wonder Woman,
Get us out from under, Wonder Woman
All our hopes are pinned on you
And the magic that you do

Stop a bullet cold,
Make the Axis fall,
Change their minds, and change the world

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman
You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman

A Thrilling Hunt

The Huntress is one my favorite, female superheroes. When DC Comics began releasing issues for a special miniseries a few months back (as part of The New 52 era), I of course had to start collecting these books. It is a shame this particular series is only confined to six issues total! 

The plot revolves around Helena Bertinelli, AKA the Huntress, traveling to Naples, Italy, to deal with human trafficking and gun-smuggling activity. One by one, the Huntress must take down the crime lords responsible for these heinous acts by utilizing her many talents.

The Huntress graces the pages with her beauty, her alluring charm, her craftiness and a brutal, yet elegant style of crime-fighting. I am a sucker for gadgets, and Huntress packs her own Batman-esque arsenal of tools to get the job done. Needless to say, when the Huntress has her crossbow pointed toward your general direction, you know she means business!

This six-issue miniseries is a straightforward read from start to finish. The books stick to a simple structure for the storytelling, which was very refreshing in many ways. I appreciated that the plot focused on the essential elements to keep the pacing perfect. The adventure never feels bogged down by anything superfluous.

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Clawing My Way Back

For a long time, depression has pushed me over the edge. The various symptoms forced me to make a move, pressuring me to think outside the box for a solution.

And so, at my lowest point, I thought about the things in my life that continued to linger on despite the pain and misery. Two things in particular stood out: my school pride for Washington State University and my love for superheroes. This made me think about combining the two elements together to form something new, something innovative. And thus, this is how my comic book idea started to come together.

Fast forward a few months into the process, and I am finally at a point where an actual comic book issue can be made. The drawing in this blog post is a preliminary sketch done by Michael Hancock. As always, the final design is still pending, but it’s nonetheless exciting that this project has finally reached this stage in the game.

Soon, I can take my life into a completely different direction than what I envisioned one year ago as a college graduate. It’s interesting how life is so unpredictable at times.

Time to step forward … with unsheathed claws!