Sunday, January 23, 2011

2010 Power Girl by ~joseph

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I like the thought that went into this piece, with a seemingly self-conscious Kara sizing herself up in a changing room, the specter of her origins dangling from a retail outlet hanger of Damocles. I would argue that the artist's calling Power Girl a misandrist is painting with much too broad a brush, and is likely derived from her terrible characterization during the Justice League Europe years. To read more, click the link.

~joseph also offers an insightful look at Martian Manhunter, so check it out.


Tom Hartley said...

Any artist who can make me give a damn about Power Girl is really doing his job. Good work. DC, hire this guy now.

As a child of the late '70s/early '80s, I remember when Power Girl was the Earth-2 Supergirl, and it's difficult for me to see DC's struggles to give her a new role in the post-Crisis universe as anything more than as an effort to hold on to the trademark.

mathematicscore said...

I actually just re-read the Gray/Palmiotti/Conner run, and damn if it isn't wonderful. And you are correct, the JLE misandrist/feminist take was simplified and a bit wrongheaded; I much prefer the more modern version as a strong vivacious woman, with self esteem enough to avoid bigotry altogether.

LissBirds said...

There's an interesting vulnerability to this drawing that I rather like.

To second what m.c. said, I don't even read Power Girl, but the panels of Conner's that I did see are just so charming. Her run on Supergirl in Wednesday Comics was brilliant.