The character designs for Earth 2 have been slowly being released over on the DC Source Blog. Yesterday we got a sneak peek at the Earth 2 Supergirl design by Kevin Maguire. You can see the post in its entirety here. As always, it is well worth reading the whole post. But here are my thoughts.
So first off, this looks to be similar to the Earth 2 Robin design we saw at the Source last week. Maguire acknowledged that that was a sketch and not a 'finished' piece of art. This has that same feel to it.
Secondly, I like the big S-shield as part of the shoulders and cape look. It is evocative of the headband uniform and sort of sleek. I think the gloves and belt might take some getting used to but overall a nice clean design.
On Twitter, when asked if he designed Supergirl's costume he said "Yeah, that was me. It was just a variation on the Earth-2 Superman design." Here is the cover to Earth Two #1 including that Superman.
Now initially I was somewhat taken aback by there being an Earth 2 Supergirl as that Kara has always been Power Girl, leaving Supergirl and here similar but always different.
But then I read what Earth 2 writer James Robinson had to say about that Supergirl:
“Superman’s cousin loves her adopted world with a passion, seeing how the people of Earth have adopted her and taken her to their hearts,” said EARTH 2 writer James Robinson. “She is the definitely brightest light among this first group of Earth 2 heroes.”
Boy, that just sounds like Supergirl doesn't it?
Loves Earth with a passion!
People have taken Supergirl into their hearts!
She is the brightest light of the heroes!
That just sounds like the core of the character. Like 'Classic Kara'. I shouldn't be surprised given how well Robinson handled Supergirl in the JLA series. So maybe I am going to be okay with Power Girl having once worn the blue and red and rocked the S-shield. I guess I'll see in May.