When the news broke a few months ago regarding the new editorial direction of "Supergirl," I had a particular picture in my mind how the character might be envisioned under the reign of Matt Idelson. I based this largely on how Idelson's "Catwoman" developed -- moving away from the tits & ass Jim Balent years into a woman-friendly, slightly "indy" vibe.
Looking at these concept pics by Renato Guedes on Comicon.com/Pulse, I feel justified.
Okay, so DC did Something Good.
I mean, there *is* a shot with her doing the Marilyn Monroe up-the-skirt routine, which isn't necessary. I mean, you never see Spider-Girl doing poses like that.
But basically, this art is a vast improvement, and almost brings me back to those halcyon Gary Frank years of yore.
As new "Supergirl" scribe Tony Bedard said to Pulse,
"Now, if I was 17 and ruled by hormones, the zero-bodyfat, nearly-naked Supergirl would probably be my fave. But Renato's take is much more like a living, breathing person, which makes her all the more endearing and fascinating."
Oh, one more thing...
With thanks to Chris of the excellent Expertologist