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Post  thecolorsblend on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:46 am

Been going through the Peter David Supergirl series from the 90's lately. If you dig on Buffy, I think you'd probably enjoy this series. The parallels are clearly unintentional... but they're also clear. It's good enough that I don't feel comfortable going into very many spoilers about the series even though it came out, what, fifteen years or more ago.

The basic thrust of this thing though is that Peter David took the Matrix Supergirl and essentially changed her. It's not a reboot; the change absolutely takes Matrix's history into account (hell, her back story is essential to the plot) but it's pretty clear that this is a different character by the time you get to the last page of the first issue.

Gary Frank drew the first nine issues. His creepy Vertigo'ish style works well for the tone of these stories. Superman has a guest appearance in one of those issues and, oddly enough, looks NOTHING like Christopher Reeve. So I guess that wasn't always his "vision" of the character.

Anyway. Good little series. I'm usually not a huge fan of Peter David but this is an easy recommend. Check it out.

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Post  webhead2006 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:38 am

Since this is a supergirl thread thought i put this here:
http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2012/03/01/earth-2-character-designs-%E2%80%93-supergirl/
Coming in May, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” will literally expand the world-building efforts of the comprehensive publishing initiative. With the addition of a parallel Earth that features prominently into both EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST, the developing narrative will encompass new heroes from distinctly different backgrounds, building on the shared universe in some surprising ways.

“Superman’s cousin loves her adopted world with a passion, seeing how the people of Earth have adopted her and taken her to their hearts,” said EARTH 2 writer James Robinson. “She is the definitely brightest light among this first group of Earth 2 heroes.”

“Meet the Earth 2 Supergirl, aka Karen Starr,” said WORLDS’ FINEST editor Wil Moss. “As readers of MISTER TERRIFIC already know, Karen has been busy since she arrived on the main DCU Earth, creating a successful company and dating the brilliant Michael Holt. But what are her true motives behind those actions? How did she get here? And what incident prompts her to take up her new identity of Power Girl? Find out in WORLDS’ FINEST #1!”

Here’s a first look at the Supergirl of Earth 2, designed by Kevin Maguire.


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Post  non_amos on Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:14 pm

Does this mean that POWER GIRL has been erased from existence?! Mad

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Post  thecolorsblend on Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:02 pm

non_amos wrote:Does this mean that POWER GIRL has been erased from existence?! Mad
Nah, just seems like she'll be Supergirl at first and then become Power Girl. I kinda like how they're running with a different approach to the character in Earth-2. The Earth-1 version is only angry and alienated while this one accepts Earth as her home right away.

This is what makes Earth-2 cool. Having your cake and eating it too. I'm cool with this too. In fact, all around, Earth-2 is looking like it will be the best of the new wave of books.

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Post  webhead2006 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:17 pm

Looks like Earth Two Supergirl/power girl has had another redesign:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/AUSSYACE/news/?a=57153
COMICS: Power Girl’s New Costume Gets Tweaked Yet Again
George Perez has drawn a new version of Power Girl's New 52 Costume. Is it any better? Does it have a boob window? Find out after the jump.
AUSSYACE - 3/30/2012

In early February, DC Comics released a new look for Power Girl, which was met with open arms and enthusiastic accolades by everyone in the comic book community. We jest, as the comments on the original article reveal pretty much everyone hated it, even though the costume did have a fan or two.
Now, George Perez has posted on his Facebook page some artwork for a World’s Finest design that he did for Pittsburgh Comicon t-shirts. The artwork shows Power Girl in a brand new version of her new costume.



In the comments on his Facebook page, George Perez notes that the new look for Power Girl is not his design, but he did do some tweaking to it. Apparently, this new design of the new costume looks like it will replace the design that appeared on the World’s Finest #1 cover, as Perez posted, “Unfortunately DC didn’t make a final decision on the costume until after the solicitation art (the cover for the first issue) had to be sent to the printers.”

So far, the new version of the new Power Girl costume is being greeted with mostly positive feedback on Perez’s Facebook page. Most seem to think it is an improvement over the look that appeared on the World’s Finest #1 cover.

World’s Finest is a new ongoing series, which will feature Power Girl and Huntress of Earth 2. It will written by Paul Levitz with art by George Perez and Kevin Maguire. World’s Finest #1 is scheduled to arrive in comic book stores on May 2, 2012.

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Post  non_amos on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:31 pm

It sucks! If they ain't even gonna be true to Earth-2, why bother? Mad

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Post  thecolorsblend on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:34 pm

Good news- Her new costume doesn't make her look like such a hooker anymore.

Bad news- Her disco fabulous new costume is just too busy. The side liner, the off-center emblem, the gloves, the gauntlets, the flair on her ankle, it's all just too much. Maybe my tastes in superhero attire are too simple but I think a chick like Power Girl would logically want a body suit (so points there) but ultimately something simple and straight forward.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:37 pm

Also, given my lack of enthusiasm for the (ie, post-2009) Legion of Superheroes books and the Huntress miniseries (talk about Mary Sue fanfiction), I don't see Levitz writing this sucker as a particularly good thing. The other ingredients don't bug me too much but he's the straw that's breaking the camel's back.

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Re: Supergirl in comics

Post  Apologist Puncher on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:44 pm

I have a feeling Image Comics sent a memo to DC about that 'Supreme' knock-off.....

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