This is what I love about Greg Rucka. Greg was quite possibly the best at establishing and emphasizing the multifaceted aspects of Helena’s personality. Case in point, here we have her rushing into Blüdhaven in the aftermath of a disaster and rescuing a child, and she cradles him close to her as she keeps him out of harm’s way. Lois Lane (who’s narrating here) even describes Helena as one of many ‘angels’ performing heroic deeds for her actions.

Panels like this are a nice contrast to other depictions of her, which tend to depict her as cold and rather indiscriminate with her violence. Greg Rucka has a way of compressing so much into small moments like this, and using them to further flesh out and establish all of Helena’s personal traits, and enhancing her canon with them.

Adventures of Superman #648


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