Literally. I think Helena throws a kick at least 5 times. Writer Paul Levitz delivers an agreeable, sturdy first issue. For long time readers he “gets” Helena’s voice and for both new and old readers pens a heroine who is confident, smart, and totally in control. The plot has Helena out of Gotham and back in Italy. There a search for gun turns into a bigger mission - investigating human trafficking.
My one nit is that the plot is similar to the one where she teamed up with Renee Montoya in the Question back-up. I’m willing to overlook that for Marcus To’s art which is a delight and the real star of the book. He gives us a Helena who is strong and sexy but never objectified. Want proof? Take a look at this panel where Helena takes down a bad guy in her negligee.
A smart and cool heroine, eye candy art that avoids the cheesecake and a story which, if a bit of a retread, has enough plot points to potentially offer up some twists? Sign me up for issue 2.