Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Supergirl Cover Girls Of The DCU Series 2
The statue was designed by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau whose art has always been stunning. (Is he still doing covers somewhere?).
The pose is nice a mix of the angelic and elegant (floating gracefully, hair and cape blowing in the wind) as well as action, her arms in a definite battle position.
The face and hair are beautiful with a lot of detail.
I will say that it does look a little awkward from the side, as she looks to be leaning back a bit, almost off balance. Still though, very nice.
And the back of the statue is also very solid with wrinkles and folds in the cape and again detailing in the hair.
I have to say, I like the diamond shape of the cape. I think that looks quite fetching here.
Of course no one will display this statue backwards but I am glad that the attention to detail was maintained everywhere.
As always, I find the schizophrenia in Supergirl marketing by DC fascinating.
Remember, for 2 years they have been trying to shove a dark, angry, isolated Supergirl down the throats of fans. And this despite failing miserably with a dark, angry, isolated Supergirl 10 years ago. It just doesn't work.
And then we get this description on the box.
"She's sweet but she packs a punch!"
She's sweet! But in the book she can't be sweet?
So what is she?
I could write a dissertation on what Supergirl is. I wish DC would ask.
Anyways, this shouldn't take anything away from such a beautiful piece, a welcome addition to the shrine!