Saturday, June 22, 2013
Superman:The Legend Supergirl Card
I have talked about the Superman: The Legend cards before and as I feared they have become an impulse buy each week as I cash out at my comic store.
Finally, luck won out and I got a Supergirl card in this week's pack with art by Mahmud Asrar.
I suppose the use of the world Legend in the title allows DC to use some artistic license in the info on the cards. We see all sorts of versions of a variety of incarnations of the Superman characters rather than simply the New 52 information.
And that is seen pretty clearly here on the Supergirl card sporting the belly shirt costume from the last version of Kara. It also is a more angelic Supergirl, floating among the clouds, the birds flying with her. I don't know if the expression is bemused or pensive. But one thing it isn't ... it isn't angry.
And it isn't the New 52 costume either.
I asked Mahmud Asrar about the artistic choice and he said both the costume and concept were specified to him. Fascinating ...
Happy and carefree!
Not at all like the New 52 Kara.
Unfortunately, the text on the card is pretty sparse. We are given a couple of lines about how she is older but arrived later. I do love that she got the coveted #2 slot in the card deck, right after Superman himself.
But there is nothing about her powers.
Nothing about her personality.
Too bad. I would have loved some line which defined her personality in some way. Although, given the scattershot approach to continuity in this card set, I suppose the vaguer the text the better.
Anyways, I love the art here. And I am still hoping to get a Kara Kent, Silver Banshee, and World Killer card. I suppose I should bite the bullet and buy a complete set off EBay rather than hoping luck is waiting for me in a random pack.