New "Supergirl" Art:
Awesome or "Fat & Ugly"?
Awesome or "Fat & Ugly"?
"But the real draw here–no pun intended–is artist Renato Guedes, who does some truly wonderful work. Ever since her return at the hands of Mike Turner and the launch of the series with Ian Churchill, the latest version of Supergirl’s been criticized (rightly, if you asked me) for her rail-thin, oversexualized appearance, but here, Guedes’ work blows them all away, and he does it without offering exploitation and calling it beauty. Here’s hoping these guys stick around for a while, and that this book finally gets the readability it deserves."
--Chris's Invincible Super-Blog
"The skirt in this issue was way to long, it just didnt look right. Noone is saying to make the skirt super short but make it a few inches shorter to make it lookg good."
--From the Comic Bloc Forums
"Kara (for the first time ever in her own comic!) looks like a real living person. She's not a perfect twig of a Paris Hilton-clone supermodel, she looks like an actual living, breathing person. And admit it, we all know Paris Hilton is leader of the army of undead... just look at her! She shoulda ate more of those bologna sandwiches while she was in prison, clearly.
And Kara's emotions and feelings were all over her facial expressions as clear as day."
-- Superman HomePage
"Fifteen minutes ago Supergirl tried to stop the Amazons' attack and somewhere along the line morphed into a chunky, cankled cheerleader wanna be. Oh wait, that is just the new machination of Renato Guedes as he and Tony Bedard start their [hopefully short] run on the title. "
--Cory Teague, Silver Bullet Comics
"The photo-realism makes it very clear and believable but at times, it appears a bit stiff. Some panels are clearly laid out around Supergirl striking a heroic pose-- even to the point of crowding out the other elements in those panels. Still, it is refreshing to see Supergirl depicted realistically-- not as an underage sexpot."
--The Comic Book Bin
"This issue confirmed all my fears about the new creative team. How long is their stay on the title? I can't wait till it ends. Art is the worst we've seen on this title by far (they actually made Supergirl fat and ugly)"
"Making her fatter and uglier with those biker shorts... it just annoyed me and made me feel like Supergirl and her fans are getting punished."
--Two from the DC Message Boards
"The art was GREAT. And so was the story! The bitchiness and sluttiness is *poof* gone! Is this a new creative team on the book? If so, I just might become a regular reader! "
"This was a great issue. The art – pencils, inks and colours – of Renato Guedes is just lovely, with, as has been pointed out, Supergirl looking like a human being "
--Another two from the DC Message Boards
"She's totally not fat! XD
I LUFF HER :D
She looks teh awesome! ^_^
She's pretty, she's strong looking AND she looks relatable :D"
Note: If you think the image at the beginning of this post depicts an overweight young woman, you need to get your head examined.