Huntress is Awesome Week: Huntress Joins the JLA
Someone posted a line here once about Huntress that cracked me up (please claim it if it's yours) "She's so crazy, she's Batman's Batman." Crazy Huntress is an image that's she had (and at times deserved) and still has for those not overly familiar with the character. (i.e. BFTC "The Network") Here's a look at a time in the early part of Helena's career showing just how awesome, competent and uncrazy she could be. From the September 1999 issue of Justice League of America are 7 pages telling how she joined the JLA.
Some nimrod from New Jersey has stolen Barda's megarod and is going to NYC to cause havoc. Scott tries to warn him that rod is powerful, can only be used by those with training. The nimrod calls Mr. Miracle "a freaking wimp" and rides a boom tube to the city (which is, if you think about it, a much better way to go, then say, by the subway or driving though the tunnel.)
Other members of the JLA are called in. Well, really just Bea.
Wouldn't it be cool to see Bea and Helena working together again?
Helena/Huntress is indeed awesome. She has saved the Bronx and the rest of NYC and she's saved Barda and Bea. Mr. Miracle goes to see Max Lord to recommend her for the league telling him that Helena "took charge of the situation and had everything under control before I knew it. A couple of months' experience and she'd give Batman a run for his money."
Wow, that's quite a statement. And poor Helena will spend the next 15 years just trying to get a "good job" from Bats.
Oh, she looks so cute and happy and hopeful there. I wish we could get more of that :( Edited to add:(but without the mind control or in the case of when she was joining the Birds, Babs manipulation)