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Supergirl Turns "50" And Michael Turner Is Honored

DC reveals the cover art for Supergirl #50.

It's not often these days that a comic book can make it to issue #50.  We're constantly seeing comics canceled or 'relaunched.'  For Supergirl, it's almost hard to believe she's only at issue 50.  That means this version of Kara that we've come to know has only had a series for just over four years. 
 
DC announced yesterday that they will be using some Michael Turner art for the milestone fiftieth issue.  I'm sure some will feel this is a cheap ploy against Turner but as DC puts it, let's honor the man that helped make Kara who she is today.  It's a beautiful piece and we should remember what Turner contributed to the field.  "Gone but not forgotten" they say.  While this may not be "new" art, I do think it's a fitting cover for Supergirl's 50th issue.  It should be something spectacular.


How do you feel about this image?  How do you feel about Turner's art being used?  Will you be picking this issue up?
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Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

I would have to see the issue to pass judgement, but Turner's artwork was one of the reasons, she had such success
Edited by Dane

I think his artwork is fantastic and it's showcased quite well here. I hope DC never gets to the point of trying to use everything he ever drew to sell comics but I don't think thats the case.
 
Supergirl is a character I've never really got into so maybe I'll pick up the issue and check it out a bit.

Posted by G-Man

I'm sure it'll be a good "jumping on point"

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Posted by johnny_spam

MIchael Turner's art was always amazing Kara looks beautiful yet to me that pic looks slightly haunting maybe it's the moon and stars in the back.

Posted by Dane
@G-Man said:
" I'm sure it'll be a good "jumping on point" "
Awesome. I tried to get into it maybe last year and the story just seemed really complex and convoluted and I ended up just not picking it up again. Hopefully this time will be a keeper, the artwork alone is worth the buy.
Posted by EisforExtinction

As much as I like the covers Middleton has been doing on Supergirl this seems like a nice gesture.

Posted by Shanana

I think This is a Huge Milestone for Kara, and from my AV you can tell how i feel about this piece. As far as Turner's art being used, I like the Idea, and the thought of it. His art Made Super girl look like a Superwoman, and it didn't place to much emphasis on her boobs. Heckz YEAH i'm picking it up!

Posted by xerox_kitty

It actually has a Middleton look to it, but I guess that's just the light & airy look to it too. 
 
It's a pretty cover.  I'm sure it'll sell well.  I just hope that the majority of people see it as a tribute and not as a cheap ploy. 

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Posted by Shanana
@xerox-kitty said:
" It actually has a Middleton look to it, but I guess that's just the light & airy look to it too.  It's a pretty cover.  I'm sure it'll sell well.  I just hope that the majority of people see it as a tribute and not as a cheap ploy.  "
OMG!!! Your a Mod- Congrats, and i must say it's Well Deserved!
Posted by Grendel

All hail the Elf princess!

Posted by Nahero

yup that girl has gone along way since she was somehow brought back to life 
from being a rebellious teen character and getting a tatoo above her ass - living in new krypton 
 
shes on the right track now i guess compared to methos's opinion on how she was before ya know
Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

Can't wait. Drawings look great 

Posted by aztek_the_lost
@Sha said:
" I think This is a Huge Milestone for Kara, and from my AV you can tell how i feel about this piece. As far as Turner's art being used, I like the Idea, and the thought of it. His art Made Super girl look like a Superwoman, and it didn't place to much emphasis on her boobs. Heckz YEAH i'm picking it up! "


 
 
all your av shows me is you think big boobs are fun which does not seem to correlate with your post at all... ? 
 
so do you like emphasis on boobs or not? :O
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Posted by Young Sha

I just have it as a AV because it was my first!

Posted by TicketyTock

Whats with the major eyeliner? Does Super Girl like MCR now? Whats your favorite time you cried Super Girl!!?!?!  
 
btw HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

Posted by goldenkey

This is a great picture.  It's both a way for DC to make a couple extra dollars off the 50th issue by putting Turners art on the cover, but it's also a way to honor the man. 
Posted by goldenkey
@Nahero said:
"yup that girl has gone along way since she was somehow brought back to life from being a rebellious teen character and getting a tatoo above her ass - living in new krypton  shes on the right track now i guess compared to methos's opinion on how she was before ya know "

she has a tatton over her ass?  what is it, the bat signal
Posted by bignobes

 Some very nice artwork. I do see it selling substantially more then it normally does (I know I will pick it up) due to the this cover. I also see it being a good way to pay tribute to an amazing comic artist and from what i have read and heard an amazing human-being. However, I do think that even though I am sure DC owns the rights to these images that they should take a portion of the extra profit and donate it, either to his mother or fiancee, or to a foundation/medical center dedicated to the research of bone cancer or the treatment and/or rehabilitation of bone cancer/cancer patients. I think this would be a remarkable thing for DC to do and would be much more of a tribute then just putting a smile on you and I's face.

Posted by NawfalQ

...the ears.... I don't understand the ears.......

Posted by Editman
@Nahero said:
" yup that girl has gone along way since she was somehow brought back to life from being a rebellious teen character and getting a tatoo above her ass - living in new krypton  shes on the right track now i guess compared to methos's opinion on how she was before ya know "
Well we know whose not getting any...I'm pretty sure that's not the ass
Posted by Mbecks14

RIP Michael Turner

Posted by NightFang

1. I think Kara should always look this way.
2. I'm okay with Turner's art. 
3. If the the next issue is any good then i'll pick it up.

Posted by kimi74

I started getting this title regularly 3-4 months ago. While the storyline hasn't been all I hoped for it has made me go back and check out the start of the series. Michael Turner's work will always be beautiful for me and, through Supergirl, got me onto Fathom and other work by the great man.  
 
Ploy or not, I'm just glad to see another Michael Turner Supergirl and I'll definitely be getting it. One of the best depictions of any character in the last five years, at least.

Posted by Green ankh

when i got back into comics after a fews off SUpergirl was on of the firsrt books i started to pick up. Three years on it still is one of the best.

Posted by frogger

Looks great. Turner really did have his own style.
Posted by csimon

her ears look dumb

Posted by Press Oblivion

I don't think that this is an issue/problem at all. Micheal Turner helped to re-introduce the character to the DCU, he's still a popular illustrator, even in death and I see it as a nice homage to him and the character of Supergirl.

Posted by 00 Raiser

Oh wow I got to get it. Lets see crap comic book store isnt open tomorrow. CRAP!

Posted by Media_Master

Looks like the way it should.

Posted by theevilhotdog

nice Editman that is sick just plain sick
Posted by The Hottness

Awesome
Posted by 04nbod

Michael said he thought Supergirl was something that would last and that was what he was interested in. He wanted to make his mark. This is the longest running series starring Kara Zor-El as Supergirl (beating Adventure Comics starring Supergirl by a few issues) I think its only fit that his mark be on the book. He did it! and what is better is that he knew he had before he passed on. He re-created an icon with Jeph after a decade of mistreatment. People have forgotten how much this Kara is like the pre-crisis kara of the 'Daring New Adventures'

Posted by 04nbod
@00 Raiser: Its not out until february, and its the standard cover so everyone can get their bit. I can't wait to see the middleton variant. A pre-crisis homage perhaps? 
 
 Also I'm just reminded, Jim Mooney died a month before him and Final Crisis #3 had his signature Supergirl silver age pose on it (affectionately referred to a dick-goes-where by those not in the know.)  I'm liking this. Also  if you are reading, look at the street signs in metropolis. Included is Binder Street ( otto binder) Mooney Street ( Jim Mooney) and Swan Street ( Curt Swan). We've seen Zal-Tel, an analogue of Zaltar (warner own the characters rights and DC won't buy them apparently) from Supergirl. I think there was an advertisement that was a nod to Selena too. Of course Helen Slater is co-writing this issue herself. Its packed with behind the scenes references.
Posted by drawme

I read the Loeb/Turner run. I want to have that cover maybe it brings me back to the title.

Posted by grimreaper1980

is taylor swirt really supposse to play her. i don't see why not, as long as taylor what's his face isn't in the film

Posted by Bubbly Bunny

Gorgeous art. Cept maybe the ears.......oh well HELL YES I'm picking this up Supergirl has gotten so much better lately. Plus it's nice they honored Micheal like this.