I just wanted to compare the cover of World’s Finest #2 with a few of the covers from the Conner, Palmiotti, Gray and Mounts run of Power Girl.
Look at how Peeg is drawn in the bottom six covers. She’s ready, she’s confident, she’s going to take down the bad guy. And she isn’t compromised or … degraded. Yes, there are comic covers where she is being squished by a giant hand and also cradling an injured Dr. MidNite, but the way that Amanda Conner drew her still emotes confidence. This is something she can overcome and will. She’s fighting back!
I don’t get any of that from the World’s Finest cover. Peeg is week, and on her knees in a degrading position, she’s not the “takes punches and comes back” girl that I’ve loved. There is nothing that her expression or posture that says she’s fighting back. She’s a victim.
Maybe I’m biased, maybe I’m reading too much into a cover, maybe it’s a lot of things.
But I’m just not crazy about that cover.
Regardless of whether she’s depicted as such in the comic itself, that new cover is not a very catchy one. You don’t get a good sense of these characters.
Conner knew how to catch your eye.