The relatively recent debut of a post-Crisis Kara Zor-El has been generating a lot of controversy and discussion for the past year.
From her build and costume to her attitude and demeanor, this current Supergirl is very different from any of her predecessors and everyone has an opinion about it.
Today’s topic centers around a young artist’s redesign of the character, with a more realistic build and a more conservative costume.
Dawn at “My OTHER Comic Book Blog” is showcasing the re-design in her post, this is how to draw Supergirl:
Aren’t those just exactly what Supergirl should be? She’s strong, confident and standing in a classic and powerful pose. She’s wearing a uniform instead of a stripper costume and those gloves…I love that. Gloves mean business.
Not everyone agrees, however, Shelly of “Shelly’s Comic Book Shelf” posts why it doesn’t work for her.
Kara is striving to carve her niche, find her identity, and a costume that mimics Superman’s so strongly negates that for me. Keep the S somewhere, keep the colors, but she needs a unique look. Like it or hate it, what she has now doesn’t make me think about Superman at all.
What do you think?