Comics Covergirls (2007, 2016/DC Comics/Chartwell Books
Louise Simonson (Comic Book Writer of Power Pack, X-Factor,
a Foreword by Adam Hughes (Comic Book Artist for Marvel, DC,
LucasFilm, and others)
issued in 2007, DC Comics Covergirls is gorgeous new full
color book that focuses on the visual history of DC Comics' most
iconic female superheroes (and villains) such as Wonder Woman,
Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Zatanna, Hawkgirl and
other members of the Birds of Prey just to name a few. If you're a
comic book fan, then you will definitely want to pick this up.
What's great about this book is that it is for fans and written by
the very artists that help bring them to life, giving a unique and
educated perspective on the content.
page of the book is full of beautiful art - be it nice blows up from
comic strips or cover art from memorable issues of various DC titles
over the years. You are bound to see some images that you haven't
seen before and the ones you have look better than ever in this
edition, possibly making some want to go out and buy the original
comics if they have the money. The high point for me was the
collection of classic Wonder Woman comic art that was gathered for
this edition, namely titles from the '40s and to see it manifest and
change to more modern comic cover art.
the primary focus is on the super-heroines, the book also has a
glimpse at gorgeous female-centric covers of alternative DC/Vertigo
titles such as Preacher, Y The Last Man, Kill Your
Boyfriend, Wildcats, Tim Strong's Terrific Tales,
The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong, 100 Bullets and
others. I thought this was a pretty good idea to include these
titles as well since their artwork is equally as impressive and may
turn some people on to these titles that weren't previously aware.
Color reproduction is also very accurate.
you're also looking for some DC eye candy and are hoping to learn a
thing or two about the history of the company's most iconic
characters, look no further than this page turner.