What Earth 2 Superman & Powergirl Should Have Looked Like

Well the new 52's World's Finest series has dissapointed a lot of Powergirl and Huntress fans. It's been mentioned in so many other articles and forums how underwhelming and disconnected the tiitle has felt! Although there's nothing we can really do about it, I still want to share my vision of what could have been...

Firstly, I would have started off with a much stronger storyline to introduce one of DC's best female duos! There were definately some interesting stuff like Batman and Catwoman's relationship... Helena's relationship with both parents could have been so interesting seeing how Selena most likely would have wanted a daughter (explaining their strong relationship) and that Bruce would have preferred a son and how that would have affected how good a father he would be and his expectations of her.

But this blog is more about Superman and Powergirl... On earth 2 Superman is older and somehow lost Lois Lane. So he is somewhat hardened and a lot closer to a version of himself that we have seen before: "the Justice Lord". This version of superman has only been known on screen and I believe this would have been the perfect opportunity to recycle a very awesome yet underused design. As an animator myself I was very unimpressed with the designs used for earth 2 Superman and Supergirl. They were soo unoriginal! I admit I was too lazy to draw my vision of what they should have looked like myself but I did some photoshopping instead and came up with this...

There are several things I didn't like about the Powergirl designs they went with... For one, if she is essentially Supergirl, why doesn't she have an indestructible suit or why are they trying to give her a P logo when she too is of the house of El meaning her family crest is the same as Superman's? This design by mr. Alberto is a perfect example of what could have been! Now her uniform was enough of a screw up but we also had to put up with her ridiculous personality changes. We can definitely blame it on bad scripting but the truth is... this is one of the new 52's worst comics period.

I doubt I'll keep following the title but let me know if you agree with me that this these minot tweeks would have made a huge difference!

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Posted by DMC

Hmmmmm.....don't remember the Justice Lord episode, I better find it.

Anyway, I like how this Superman design makes it easier to implement the classic colors of PG's costume. Definitely would have preferred this over what DC gave us. I had bad feeling about that comic which is why I dropped it after issue #1. And her new costume shows a level of hypocrisy on DC's part. Not only do they cover the boob window (and make her boobs smaller) they cover her up from head to toe, but Starfire can show more skin than she ever has?

Posted by COBRAMORPH

@Blackreverend said:

For one, if she is essentially Supergirl, why doesn't she have an indestructible suit or why are they trying to give her a P logo when she too is of the house of El meaning her family crest is the same as Superman's?

I always assumed that Powergirl was Kara's evolving into her own person from Supergirl, just like Dick evolved into Nightwing.