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DC Comics Covergirls (2007, 2016/DC Comics/Chartwell Books Hardcover)

Book Rating: A

Author: Louise Simonson (Comic Book Writer of Power Pack, X-Factor, New Mutants)

With a Foreword by Adam Hughes (Comic Book Artist for Marvel, DC, LucasFilm, and others)

Originally 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.

Every 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.

While 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.

If 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.

- James Lockhart



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