Thursday, April 2, 2009


The only good thing about Flash: Rebirth is a 7 page Power Girl #1 Preview, "It Came From Outer Space". Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, the duo penning the best book at DC Comics, Jonah Hex. Amanda Conner does the art, who is a little too cartoony for my tastes, which only seems to cheapen the story. Her work is fine for silly stuff like The Pro, but doesn't belong in a title like Power Girl, unless the entire series will be tongue-in-cheek. Adam Hughes would be a much better choice for a character like Power Girl. But again, it's DC Comics, so you know not to expect much.


Dane said...

I didn't make the connection that Gray and Palmiotti also did Jonah Hex until you brought it up! Thanks. I've been trying to be careful with my purchases, but this will definitely be on my list now.

I have to disagree with you on Conner though. The Pro was done in a cartoony style, but it was also one of Garth Ennis' parodies of superheroes. I like Conner's art because it's very expressive, like the work she did on JSA Classifed with Power Girl. This preview only showed to me how much tighter her work has become since then.

Adam Hughes is a good artist, too, though!

Keith said...

I like Amander Conner's art, it just seem more suited for parodies and silly, fun stuff like The Pro. I'd like to see the Power Girl series have a serious side with some occasional humor, not just be entirely slap-stick. I agree her work has gotten better, and she can do expressions very well, but it's still a little too cartoony for me. Despite it all, I still have high hopes for the series.

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