Huntress Tells You Not To Use Your Keys For Self-Defense

Today's Detective Comics #1035 sees Huntress take to the streets with some sage advice for self-defence. Especially when compared to motherly advice.

Huntress Tells You Not To Use Your Keys For Self-Defense

Holding keys does feel like it should make a difference, with keys jutting out between the knuckles, if anyone were to try something… but Huntress knows the score. From those who know, you may be lucky to get one blow in, but you would do yourself more damage, the keys being forced back and ripping your own skin  and bruising you, rather than your assailant.

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However, I am reliably informed by Tik Tok that holding the keys in your fist like a stick and jabbing down provides more purchase, more follow through and repeated stabs. Not that I've ever had to employ such a tactic, of course. And it seems Huntress is also lacking in other aspects of basic self-care too.

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Come on Huntress, especially given the propensity of someone throwing a batarang in your jaw's general direction…

DETECTIVE COMICS #1035 CVR A DAN MORA
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Dan Mora – Clayton Henry (CA) Dan Mora
Introducing Mr. Worth! When his daughter is killed during the brutal crime wave gripping Gotham City, eight-foot-tall stack of muscle and money Roland Worth sets out on a path of revenge toward the prime suspect in the crime: Batman! The Dark Knight has been framed for murder, and to make matters worse, this grisly deed seems to be connected to yet another emerging villainous force on the horizon. It's a rogues gallery explosions and this time there's no mansion on the hill for Bruce Wayne to mount his counterattack! Plus, part one of "Huntress and the Hunted!" This two-part story zeroes in on Gotham's own Violet Vengeance! In this chapter, her world is rocked by the gruesome murder of a dear friend…but there's more to this sinister scene than meets the eye!
Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 04/27/2021

I bought my copy from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, with an extensive back issue collection and online store. With a new store planned for Watford, if you are in the neighbourhood, check them out. 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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