Thursday, January 26, 2006

Who's This Girl?

This is a new bust of Supergirl produced by DC Direct, purveyors of expensive tat to the rich and dateless. It's part of their "Women of the DC Universe" collection, apparently, and based on designs by Adam Hughes.

What I want to know is which Supergirl is it supposed to be? The length of the sleeve looks a lot like the design on the current costume, but this is not an adolescent girl. And then again the hair is shorter than any version of the Girl of Steel has ever worn it to date, except for the Earth 2 Kara, and this is clearly not Power Girl in a new outfit. However, it's not due for release until September, so perhaps current events in the DCU are going to age Supergirl more than a single year. Is it too much to hope that she might also grow a personality?

Edit: Just noticed that this is my 100th entry in this blog. Go me.


Anonymous said...

This bust has more personality than the new Supergirl has exhibited so far in any of her appearances. Maybe there will be an improvement.

Anonymous said...

congrats on the 100th post!

I've been making my way through Showcase Presents: Superman, and just today came across Supergirl's first appearance. This looks like her hair length (combed differently) and uniform. They just aged her so she's developed now.

Check out Mile High's reprint of the cover (the colors have faded):