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.