Sunday, June 9, 2013

DC Direct Elseworld's Finest SUPERGIRL!

Elseworlds - Series 3: Elseworld's Finest - Supergirl - DC Direct 2007

DC Comics' Elseworlds imprint was a refreshing change of pace for DC fans.  The story lines, usually one-shots or mini-series, placed familiar DC characters in altered settings.. kind of like DC's version of Marvel's "What if?" comics.  With these stories being unhindered by mainstream continuity, they became a major creative outlet for artists and writers to have fun with these fantastic characters.  Elseworld's Finest is a One-Shot from 1998 that features Barbara Gordon and Kara Zor-El as Batgirl and Supergirl in a world where Batman and Superman never existed.  The title is a fun play on the World's Finest comics which ran from 1941 to 1986 and regularly featured a Superman/Batman teamup.  The story of Elseworld's Finest was great, but I think the character design is what really captured peoples' attention.  Both Kara and Barbara wore very beautiful costumes that seemed to be a blend of their mainstream male and female counterparts.  I was ecstatic when these figures were announced - nine whole years after the publication of the comic.  Let's check out this beautiful figure below!







 
 
This Supergirl figure is a prime example of a Sam Greenwell sculpt.  He is one of the first toy sculptors that I took notice of.  His female sculpts are always beautiful and voluptuous (if the characters calls for that of course), but I think it's the subtle contrapposto posture and the fantastic sculpting around the hips that make him stand out.  Eventually I will get around to writing "sculptor highlight" posts and he will definitely get a spotlight from me.
 



Apparently this figure is sought after by customizers for the relatively blank and featureless body.







Her anatomy is little more Power Girl than Supergirl (if you catch my drift), but it's Elseworlds after all so they probably switched Karas.





 
Here is a cover of Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl & Batgirl - DC Comics 1998


 
 

 
 









Time for a Comparison Pic!




Cheers!



2 comments:

  1. I really like this one! Great costume design

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    1. I know! I'm surprized it hasn't been re-used on another character by now. It's so simple and classic that it's a shame to have it only used in a single story from 1998. I was half expecting Power Girl to wear it in the New52 World's Finest.

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