Back when the solicits for SupergirlRebirth #1 came out, I was thrilled to see that Adam Hughes was listed as the artist for the variant cover. Hughes is a major talent and definitely a draw. He's one of those artists where people will buy a book they otherwise might not simply for his cover. That means more sales and more eyes reading the Supergirl story by Steve Orlando and Emanuela Lupacchino. That's a good thing.
Last night on Twitter, Hughes teased the cover and eventually shared the entire image (above) and it is stunning.
As folks who visit here often know, I am a fan of the red skirt version of the costume. So I love this new look. I'm not a huge fan of the high boots but I still like this more than the fussy new 52 costume. And seeing Hughes do it is spectacular! I think the big win here is the bright expression on Kara's face. Really wonderful. I'll definitely be picking this up (if I can).
I wish I had the opportunity and money to get a full Hughes commission back when he was doing them. Here is the quick sketch I got from him several years ago. I still treasure it in my collection.