Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Supergirl #52 Cover
For your viewing pleasure here at Supergirl Comic Box Commentary ... the first look at the cover to Supergirl #52, art by Matt Camp!
The image is striking ... a confident Supergirl carrying an obviously terrified Brainy away from an explosion. It is a flip-flop of the usual gender roles on covers like this. Supergirl is posed in such a classically heroic fashion as she streaks away from danger.
Thanks so much to Matt Camp for forwarding this and to DC for letting me post here.
I have said it before, so I'll say it again. I really like Camp's style. And he does such a great Supergirl; he seems very comfortable with her. While I love Jamal Igle's monthly work, I hope Camp remains linked to the character artistically in the future. Maybe as designated pinch hitter when Jamal is busy?
Here is the solicit for the issue on DC's website: http://www.dccomics.com/dcu/comics/?cm=14499. It is listed for a 4/21 release.
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Matt Camp; Cover by Josh Middleton
Continued from ADVENTURE COMICS #10! Supergirl meets Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes for the first time! But Brainy has not only already met Supergirl, he's already loved and lost her. Confused? Not as confused as Supergirl! Plus, Brainiac unleashes a weapon that spells the end for New Krypton and only Superman and the Legionnaires can stop it!
For the sake of completeness, here is the Josh Middleton 'sketch cover' that was originally released with the solicit. I wonder if this will ever see the light of day.
Camp on the cover of #52. Igle on the cover of #53.