Saturday, August 23, 2008

More Middleton Magic


I'd like to thank 'Anonymous' (?) for pointing me to this February post on Josh Middleton's blog: http://joshuamiddleton.blogspot.com/2008/02/supergirl.html

Man, that is a wonderful picture that just captures the innocence and grace of Supergirl. I mean ... that is beautiful in every sense of the word. Kara, the birds, the sunlight peeking through the clouds, the dappling of shadows everywhere ... simply perfect. *THIS* should be a poster.

On the blog, Middleton says this is one of a series of covers he was doing for DC's heroines. As we never saw this one on the title, I wonder if this will be a future cover. As this post is from February ... long before the new team was announced ... I wonder if we will ever see this grace a cover.

Lastly, I love that Middleton shows the reader the stages of this pic. First we see the thumbnail sketch.


Then the final pencils.


And then this final colored pic, definitely worth posting again.

I didn't think I could be more impressed with Middleton but I guess I was wrong. This may be the strongest of his Supergirl pieces that I have seen.

9 comments:

Mike said...

[dirtyoldman] That one bird in the back is getting a nice view. [/dom]

I want a poster of this NOW.

Anonymous said...

They are called "lollipop pants" no superheroine should leave home without them.
:D

I think, Curt Swan produced an version of this image as a commission late in his career, except he was depicting Superman up among the birds sans a care in the world.
Anyway this is GREAT pic, all of Middleton's covers make me happy in an old timey Kara fan way...lets hope DC ges behind this book.

John Feer

Heath Edwards said...

this is a great image of supergirl.

TalOs said...

100% fully agreed with there heath edwards and others!

A truly beautiful as well as charming pic all at the very same time of Supergirl that I've seen to date! Man I pray that's the cover used for issue #37! wow!

Yet again, thanks for the lead on this, anonymous! :)

Anj said...

[dirtyoldman] That one bird in the back is getting a nice view. [/dom]

They are called "lollipop pants" no superheroine should leave home without them.


No comment. LOL.

Anj said...

I think, Curt Swan produced an version of this image as a commission late in his career, except he was depicting Superman up among the birds sans a care in the world.

Hmmm ... I'll have to try to find that.

Riddering said...

Count me in for total approval and gushing over this picture. Not only does it display her innocence and grace but it also shows how cool it is to be Supergirl!

As I've been catching up on this blog, I really appreciate the variety of topics you cover while keeping the focus on Supergirl. Not only reviewing comics like Reign in Hell and Tiny Titans but also ferreting out beautiful artwork like this (and your previous post). I love getting an extra Supergirl fix here (and also seeing other fans' comments). Thanks for keeping up such a great blog!

Anj said...

Count me in for total approval and gushing over this picture. Not only does it display her innocence and grace but it also shows how cool it is to be Supergirl!

She just seems so happy in this picture, just beaming with joy. And we haven't seen that recently.

As I've been catching up on this blog, I really appreciate the variety of topics you cover while keeping the focus on Supergirl. Not only reviewing comics like Reign in Hell and Tiny Titans but also ferreting out beautiful artwork like this (and your previous post). I love getting an extra Supergirl fix here (and also seeing other fans' comments). Thanks for keeping up such a great blog!

Thanks so much for the kind words and posts!

I am having a ball doing this blog and I am glad others are enjoying it as well!

Anonymous said...

The swan pic can be found in "Curt Swan a Life in Comics" by Eddie Zeno published by Vanguard...some nice Kara pics in there, she is actually smiling in some of them, imagine that!?

John Feer