Sunday, February 10, 2013

Comic Covers Sunday: Supergirl

Last time, I talked about Superboy but let's not forget his lovely companion in super capes!  The girl of steel herself, Supergirl.  Supergirl has been around forever and has had more bad comics than just about any other hero I can think of.  Actually, her original 50's stuff is great (My girls give it 2 thumbs up!) and her 70's stuff was atrocious.    Peter David's run in the 90's was one of the best and is still very, very readable today.

Here's a selection of some of her best covers. 

Supergirl #1, September 1996
Pencils: Gary Frank
Inks: Cam Smith
The cover that launched a whole new SG series, and it's great !  I think it captures the elements of Sueprgirl with an added twist of grunge.  Best of all, it isn't slutty Supergirl.  She actually looks like a normal person. 

More below the break.

Supergirl #25, September 1998
Pencils: Leonard Kirk
Inks: Robin Riggs
And this captures the silliness that has encompassed almost all of the SG series over time.  But, it's got Comet the superhorse in it so you know it's gonna be good.

Supergirl #51, December 2000
Pencils: Leonard Kirk
Inks: Robin Riggs
I love the twist on a classic theme. 

Supergirl #60, September 2001
Pencils: Leonard Kirk
Inks: Robin Riggs
Eventually, the sensible costume was replaced with this silliness.  It was a sad, sad day when Paris Hilton started to influence SG more than normal girls.  But, this cover is excellent.  There aren't many times you get a giant banzai on a cover.

Supergirl #80, May 2003
Pencils: John Romita
Inks: Jose Marzan Jr
I can't believe this is John Romita.  He is such a talented artist that he makes the ridiculous costume appear somewhat normal.  I said somewhat!  Anyway, another great homage to the early Superman covers.   And was the last issue of this particular series.  Ah well, it was fun while it lasted.

That's it for this week.  Now go enjoy what's left of your weekend.

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