Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Turnaround Tuesday!

It's Turnaround Tuesday!

(Intro if you're new: Turnarounds are a great way to get a feel for a character and to see if you can get a handle on their look and personality, even more than a pin-up. The fact that you're drawing them in three fairly static poses means that the defining elements of the character have to be displayed in small, subtle ways. And they're fun!)

This week we're doing one of the super-heroes best "equipped" to fight villains. And that's where my boob jokes will stop.

Ladies and gentlemen.... Power Girl!


Power Girl is, in summary, Superman's cousin from a different dimension. (There's a migraine-level amount of further detail, but go to Wikipedia and don't blame me!) Why Power Girl has such "crime fighting advantages" when Supergirl (Superman's cousin in this dimension) doesn't is beyond me. Maybe it's cause Wally Wood didn't create her!

PG's a great character, with a lot of personality. Big, in-your-face (that's not a joke there. Stop it.) and very engaging in the right hands. If you're looking for some good Power Girl stories, some of those 'right hands' would be Geoff Johns (who wrote a great arc in JSA Classified #1-3) and Jimmy Palmiotti (who wrote the first year of her most recent series). Both writers collaborated with my favorite Power Girl artist, Amanda Conner. Conner gives Power Girl such a range of emotion and expression, while still conveying the action and drama that the story might need.

Do yourself a favor and go check some of that stuff out. After you check out the turnaround, that is!


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