Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood
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Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood (Batman)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  325 ratings  ·  16 reviews
After the Huntress, a vigilante with extreme methods, finally earns the approval of Batman, a mafia capo is suddenly discovered murdered by a crossbow, her weapon of choice. Now as Helena Bertinelli, aided by the mysterious Question, attempts to evade Batman and his allies, she must also prove her innocence and determine who is trying to frame her. Through this adventure w...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by DC Comics (first published January 1st 2002)
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This was fantastic. This story left me satisfied unlike The Hiketeia. Now don't get me wrong, The Hiketeia was very well written, but just felt abrupt and like it could've benefited from being much longer. Did not get this feeling here. I'm still a novice in the DC world, but Rucka created another great starting point for learning about another character in the DC universe. In fact, I think she may have just become my favorite character.
Wendy Browne
I have been meaning to read this since No Man's Land because I wanted to understand Helena Bertinelli and understand why Batman was such a jerk to her then and now. Through her eyes, I saw Batman in a new, not so pleasant light.

Rucka once again does a masterful job of baring the soul of a character and presenting it to the reader in a package filled with depth and emotion.
Althea J.
I loved this exploration of the character, Helena. Her interactions with Batman bring up issues that propel her on a journey of self discovery. Along the way she meets up with Vic Sage who, while training her, brings intuition and supportiveness that enable her journey. Greg Rucka also infuses the dialogue with heady references, which, when it pops up in comics, is like a juicy steak to a hungry woman. As Helena reveals her story, there is this realization of how she became the way she is... the...more
Rachel Johannigmeier
Greg Rucka is honestly at his best when he can write short, standalone stories. He also is one of the best writers currently in mainstream comics, or he was until he quit both DC and Marvel. This is an older work of his, and his strengths as a writer really shine through. For those not in the know, Huntress is a vigilante from the Batman universe, and she has a strained relationship with Batman and his family at best. This book is not really a Batman story, but the compilation probably highlight...more

I loved this since Rucka really explores Helena's past (although I do lament the Earth-2 version of her) as a child within an underworld family, the effect of witnessing her parents' and brother's death, and the consequences of such relations years later. The twist at the end is rather satisfying. However, the ironic thing is Batman isn't really involved in this plot so much as Question (made more appealing to me...more
Federiken Masters
Jun 09, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Questionistas
Recommended to Federiken by: Personajes y autores
Una linda saguita para batmanear un rato, aunque el rol del Murciélago en la historia sea poco más que anecdótico. Pero estuvo bueno reencontrarme con el bueno de Vic Sage en el camino. Y en cuanto a la protagonista... Bueno, no está interesante como personaje conductor y no mucho más. Al principio me aburrió la retrospectiva mafiosa pero con el correr de los capítulos se pone interesante. La vuelta de tuerca final y todo el aspecto "zen" y contemplativo están buenos, pero no es nada que no haya...more
Greg Rucka touches up the Huntress's (Helena Bertinelli's) origin without ruffling too many feathers. The plot is a good one here except for being a little too transparent. The inclusion of the Question and Richard Dragon seemed unnecessary and didn't really add anything to the story. I would have much rather seen more Nightwing or Robin but I can understand why Rucka didn't have more of them. The art, by Rick Burchett is straight ahead classic DC Comics art that actually could be taken from alm...more
I've always been curious about Huntress, who pops in and out of the Batman comics I read. I was going to read Huntress: Year One, but so many reviews told me to go with Cry for Blood instead so, well, I did. I won't winge on about how female characters so often get the short shrift in the super hero genre; I'll just say that definitely wasn't the case here. I'll have to see what else is out there for her.
Dwayne Keller
A retelling of her origin, slightly updated from the Year One saga.
The Huntress is framed for murder, even Batman is not sure of her innocence. She meets up with the question and tells him her life story. This is a great character piece, you learn an awful lot about Helena's formative years and really understand why she is how she is. Essential reading for Huntress fans.
This was absolutely amazing. You got to know a lot about Helena Bertinelli and her family and saw what made her into who she is. I really enjoyed reading this.
Great story along with interesting background info on the Huntress. It's mostly Huntress-driven (she narrates) along with the Question, Batman, and Nightwing.
This book bridges the gap between the Cowan/O'Neil run of the Question and his actions in 52. A must read for fans of Rucka's DC work.
Really like this character. Now I need to also learn more about the Question!
I remember liking this one at first read. Now this did nothing for me.
Greg Rucka should write all my favourite characters.
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Greg Rucka, is an American comic book writer and novelist, known for his work on such comics as Action Comics, Batwoman: Detective Comics, and the miniseries Superman: World of New Krypton for DC Comics, and for novels such as his Queen & Country series.
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