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Our First Look At Arrow’s Huntress, Plus Another DC Comics Woman Joins The Cast!

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

She’s already smarter than Oliver Queen – she’s wearing a mask. Seriously though, sometimes he doesn’t even have his eye makeup on. Read on to find out which other Mary Sue-favorite DC woman is set to join the cast soon! 

Are you ready for this? Kate Spencer. Yes, superhero, lawyer, single-mom, Kate Spencer. Known as Manhunter in the comics, Kate is probably one of the coolest female superheroes around. At least, Susana and I think so. She’s the daughter of two people with superpowers but doesn’t have them herself. Instead, she pieced together her costume and tech from other characters, prosecutes supercriminals in the day, and fights crime at night. I highly recommend picking up the solo title she held for a while.

Kate will be played by Chelah Horsdal and it’s extremely cool they’ve added the character to Arrow. Presumably she’ll be prosecuting Oliver. Bummed we can’t see the whole costume on Jessica de Gouw’s Huntress, but happy they’ve kept her crossbow. You’ll be able to catch her episode November 28th.

(via Comic Book Resources, DC Women Kicking Ass)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."