What a great piece of news to end the week!
The DC Source blog has announced that Amy Reeder is the new cover artist on Supergirl. It is a very brief entry. Here is the link and the entire post:
Well, the headline says it all, no? Starting with issue #55, Amy Reeder steps in as the regular cover artist for SUPERGIRL, joining the already-impressive team of writer Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle. But we have more. A first look at Amy’s cover to the aforementioned #55. Enjoy.
I think Reeder is a great choice.
And I love the cover for Supergirl #55. That Bizarro Supergirl looks pretty crazed and creepy doesn't she. There is almost a hint of Brother Power the Geek there. And it adds another rogue to Supergirl's expanding gallery ... especially since we're down one with the loss of Reactron.
And nice composition here. Bizarro in a shattered building while reflections of Supergirl fall all around her. Bizarro is a reflection of her ... so nice. But shouldn't the 'S-shield' on Supergirl also be backwards if we are looking at Kara as a reflection?
I've really enjoyed Reeder's work on the Madame Xanadu series written by Matt Wagner. The book takes place in many time periods from Arthurian England through now and Reeder has handled all the different costumes and historical backgrounds.
She has shown that she also has a handle on the DCU as Wagner has rotated through a number of mainstream DC characters in this Vertigo book ... Etrigan, the Phantom Stranger, Wesley Dodds. On the cover above, we even see her take on Death from the Endless.
Her style has a hint of manga in it ... not overwhelming, just a touch. I don't want to say she is similar to Josh Middleton, but their styles have the same feel. I think her covers will be wonderful and look forward to another great run.
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