Catwoman dies in DC Super-Stars 17. This comic is the first appearance of the Huntress, but it tells the origin of a few others as well. Take the Green Arrow for instance. Some pirates take his wallet and kick him overboard while he’s on a cruise ship, and he has to learn how to fend for himself on a deserted island. He also manages to tear up his only set of clothes and only left himself some jean shorts. That’s smart thinking, Oliver Queen. I’m not saying Green Arrow is gay or anything, but he did make himself a pair of jean shorts, and his name happens to be Oliver Queen.
Of course, the most interesting origin of DC Superstars 17 is of the Huntress. The origin of the Huntress is that Batman and Catwoman have a child together, and their combined skills of detective work and lock picking are inherited in their daughter. In the story, Catwoman accidentally dies from a fall when Batman causes her to be shot from a misfire.
Batman then raises their daughter, Helena, to be a vigilante.
The Huntress is a great character, and I’m glad she was introduced in this issue. She’s one of the few characters that has been around since the Silver Age and still has a prominent role in comics today.
I think DC Superstars 17 is an interesting read because it shows how some of the most famous characters were created. It also shows how some of them have changed over time. For example, Green Arrow used to be a rich playboy who had no idea how to fend for himself in the wild, but now he’s an expert archer who can survive on his own for months at a time.
I recommend DC Superstars 17 to anyone who likes reading about superheroes or just wants to see how some of them were created.
The advertisements in this comic are the best. The back cover has a hilariously cheesy ad for shoes, in the guise of a comic. After the heroes wins, two kids say that his shoes saved the world. I’m not kidding. Other stupid ads include to sent 1 dollar for a life-like “bi-onic hand”. There are also a couple of ads for BB guns. Remember kids, bb guns aren’t toys. Which is why they are being sold in children’s magazines and along side some story of people shooting guns on the opposite page. This comic is great, you have to get it.