Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Power Girl "Busts" Through the Glass Ceiling

Power Girl's breasts are so often a lightning rod for Internet controversy that I'm really surprised to see so little reaction to a positive character development that has nothing at all to do with her chest. I'm talking about her appointment as chairwoman of the Justice Society in Justice Society of America #4. I think it's great, and look forward to watching Wildcat go slowly insane under her leadership. Power Girl is now the first female leader in the 67-year history of DC's premier super-team, following the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman (who was chairman for like, forever,) Sand, and Mister Terrific (who shattered an altogether different barrier.) That's pretty impressive for a character primarily noticed for her sexuality. As a lifelong fan of cleavage, I enjoy the cheesecake aspect of the character, but she's brassy, tough and smart, too. She's also lost everything, literally her entire reality, so she needs this. Power Girl is a great character, and I'm glad to see her get her due.

That said, lookit da boobs:


Mark Engblom said...

Good point about the lack of buzz on Power Girl's promotion. I guess alot of us aren't happy unless we're miserable.

As for usual topic when it comes to Power Girl, I've got something on my own blog that might apply.

LurkerWithout said...

This is the second time in 24 hours I've had to ask this about a character. But what the hell is wrong with her eyes?

Brian Hughes said...

mark: Nice blog ya got there.

lurker: It's this fancy, new-fangled coloring - black linework need not apply. Depending on the artist, I kinda dig it.

SallyP said...

Woohoo! Go Kara! I like Power Girl, and I'm delighted that she's going to be leading the Society. I don't know if Wildcat is going to go insane, but I imagine that Hawkman definitely will.

Steve Flanagan said...

I thought that this cover had established that it was now Mary Marvel whose breasts served as a lightning rod.