Earlier this week in an interview here, Landry Walker and Eric Jones talked about their plans to have had Supergirl guest star in Batman:The Brave and the Bold comic book. In that story, Supergirl would lose her powers and would adopt the costumed identity of Flamebird, patrolling the streets of Gotham with the Dark Knight. Unfortunately, that story never came to be.
Walker and Jones had started to do some design work on their version of Flamebird and just found those sketches, sending them on to me.
I thought I would share them as well. Like the concept art for Cosmic Adventures in the Ninth Grade, this is one of this things that might have been. I can't thank the two of them enough for sharing this with all of us.
And, of course, having Kara become Flamebird ties in nicely with the Superman mythos. Walker and Jones just have an easy grasp of who Kara is and how she should be portrayed. As always, I can only hope that DC does the right thing and let's them create another Supergirl book.
Above is design number one for the Flamebird character. This one has a sort of sleek retro-feel to it.
Here is the second design for the Flamebird outfit. This one is a bit bolder with the striped skirt with the frayed edges and the more flame like cape. I am completely torn over which design I like better. And kind of down that we'll probably never see either of these designs in a comic. I really wish we could have read this story in Brave and the Bold.
Thanks again to Landry Walker and Eric Jones for sharing these pictures. You have plenty of fans here who I am sure appreciate seeing them.
In the mean time, let's continue to ask DC for Cosmic Adventures in the Ninth Grade!