Over the weekend, news came out that artist extraordinaire Joelle Jones will be designing a series of DC Cover Girls statues. I am a big fan of Jones so this was great news for me. It looks like the first statue is going to be a classic Harley Quinn and it perfectly captures her zany, madcap fun.
And I was glad to hear that Supergirl is going to be one of the statues in the line. Jones is already linked to Kara with the Supergirl Being Super book. But I since I love Jones' style, I am glad we are getting this. And, thankfully, there are early process pics of what the statue could look like over on Comics Beat.
How great is this going to look? There is something optimistic and pensive and even a bit angelic about Supergirls expression here. She seems to be looking out, into the future. And her pose is a sort of graceful one, holding the cape as it billows in the wind.
Supergirl statues (and often commissions) come in two predominant flavors. One is the youthful, smiling, overly exuberant young hero relishing her actions. The other is the angelic, almost beatific pose. She is pure, innocent, and looking to the light.
This statue falls into the latter, obviously. I'm not complaining.
Compare that to the early peek at the Burnside Batgirl.
You want someone having fun while being a super-hero? This is it. The acrobatic pose, the upside-down nature of the whole design, that wide smile? It all just screams joy.
Batgirl fans everywhere should start saving out their pennies.
Of course, how can I not share my own Jones' commission one more time.
Anyways, this is great news. The statues are coming out in 2018 so time to start putting a little bit away every week!