I am always thrilled when something I have never seen before crosses my path. And when that something 'new' is also something 'classic', I like it even more. When it is something Supergirl, it becomes that much cooler.
So hat tip to my friend Mart Gray for sending me this image of Supergirl and Superboy. Looking around, this seems to have been an 11x15 pinup from 1978.
I love the whole look of this. The slightly tilted aspect, Supergirl
leading the way flying with Superboy running, and the classic early 70s
outfit on Kara is just wonderful. Maybe some more could have been put in
the background. But the solid purple backdrop does make you focus more
on the characters.
While the piece isn't signed, it looks to me most like Neal Adams. There is a sort of Dick Giordano flair to it so I wonder if Adams did pencils and Giordano did the inks.
I have seen it credited to Dave Cockrum but it doesn't look like Cockrum to me. Could Giordano have inked Cockrum and overwhelmed the style?
If anyone knows for sure who should be credited please let me know!
The older I get, the more I love that version of the Supergirl costume.