The saddest moment of 2016 for me was the heartbreaking news that Darwyn Cooke had passed away. Moreso than actors and musicians, the passing of comic artists always hits me particularly hard. It might be because I have no acting or musical skills whatsoever, so the art forms I relate to most deeply are drawing, painting, and sculpting (all of which I dabble in). Comic artists in particular always seem immortal to me. The serial nature of comics and the constantly regenerating storylines tease you into thinking the artists behind them will be just as long-lasting and consistent. Plus there's a unique bond that forms between comic artists and their fans. Over time you really feel as if you know them. I've never met Darwyn Cooke, but I hear he was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed. I have all his older New Frontier figures and I am so happy to have his unique style further represented in my collection with this new artist series. It's bittersweet, but the tribute is fitting and welcome.
Jonathan Matthews did an amazing job with this sculpt. The New Frontier series from 2006 was great for the most part, but the Wonder Woman figure was the worst of the group (also sculpted by Jonathan), and I feared that maybe the Darwyn's females might not translate well into 3-D. But these new figures have restored my faith. I'm really excited for series two.
Supergirl has limited articulation that hearkens back to the early days of DC Direct. But this isn't the type of figure that I purchase for playability, so I am perfectly happy with the final product.
Supergirl comes with the awesome super-pets Streaky and Krypto. They are articulated at the neck and legs.
It makes me wish that the Batman figure came with Ace.
Wouldn't it be amazing to get a Comet the Super-Horse someday?
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the 2006 New Frontier Wonder Woman.