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Batman/Huntress: Cry For Blood #5

[untitled] - Oct. 2000

The Cover of Batman/Huntress: Cry For Blood #5 by Rick Burchett
Script: Greg Rucka
Pencils: Rick Burchett
Inks: Rick Burchett
Lettering: Clem Robins
Colors: Tatjana Wood
Associate Editor: Joseph Illidge
Editor: Denny O'Neil
Cover: Rick Burchett
Published by DC Comics

Batman waits to interrogate the Huntress on where she's been. She tells him she didn't mean to shoot him, and that she's been learning how to slow down from Vic. Batman seems satisfied, tells Huntress he's giving her room to clear her name, and leaves. "Family's always embarrassing, huh?" Sage says.

Helena and Vic almost share a kiss, but are interrupted by Robin tapping on the window. He shares all the information he and Oracle have collected on Helena's family ties, and then heads across the street where Batman and Nightwing are waiting. Nightwing wants to tell Huntress her apartment is being watched, but Batman stops him. No interference period, he says.

Huntress catches up on old mail -- Vic paid her bills but wasn't able to keep her job. She also gets an invitation to her cousin's wedding. She finishes telling Vic the story of her becoming the Huntress -- returning to her cousins' home in Sicily, she finds it abandoned. But her crossbow remains behind. She enrolls in college, studying the mafia and Batman, and creates the Huntress persona. Then she came home to Gotham where she got revenge on the people who killed her family.

Vic decides to do something about the person watching across the street. Putting on his mask, he goes over to get some answers. The man's a private eye, hired to make a phone call everytime Helena comes home. He's been on the job for three months.

Vic scares him off to tell Helena the news, and that the phone number is registered to Mario Cassamento. He finds her staring at one of the FBI photos that Robin brought. She's unnerved, but he can't figure out why -- it looks to just be a picture of her parents. "You look just like your mother," he says.

But something in the picture has set Helena off. She dresses as the Huntress and tells Vic not to follow her.

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  • Helena Bertinelli / The Huntress
  • Vic Sage / The Question
  • Bruce Wayne / Batman
  • Tim Drake / Robin
  • Dick Grayson / Nightwing


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