The Supergirl statue from The Cover Girls of the DCU Series 2 set came out this week and it is a very nice addition to my Supergirl collection. While at times I have had issues with the New 52 Supergirl costume, I think DC Collectibles has done a fine job making it look very nice here.
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!