(I am amused by how Power Girl looks like Trixie Belden in this sketch. I loved those books growing up :)
George Perez, via Facebook:
Hey all, with the color cover of WORLD’S FINEST finally released in the solicitations, I just wanted to say something that I’ve already stated in reply to another post. I had nothing to do with the designs of any of the costumes here, with the exception of some minor tweaks to the seams in Power Girl’s costume. (Also, the color shown is not the final version since there are some corrections that need to be made before the book’s actual publication.
- George Perez, Facebook Fan Page, Feb 10, 2012
I just wanted to give a shout out to my friends JC Marie and Margie Vizcarra Cox for being my cover girl models for the new WORLD’S FINEST #1. I couldn’t have asked for two more delightful muses!
– George Perez, Facebook Fan Page, Feb 10, 2012
More regarding George’s models for Power Girl and Huntress:
Just finished the cover for WORLD’S FINEST #1, which is now being colored. Since I can’t show the cover until DC releases the image, here are some rough character studies [link to image on Facebook] showing the two lovely young ladies I’ve asked to be my inspiration for the likenesses of Huntress and Power Girl. The Huntress is inspired by my dear friend and cosplayer supreme Margie Cox and Power Girl is based on another friend named Jana who models professionally under the name JC Marie. I am grateful that they both agreed to do this and I hope I will do them justice in the series. — with Margie Vizcarra Cox.
- George Perez, Facebook Fan Page, Feb 4, 2012
I googled JC Marie and Margie Cox and, well. I believe the euphemistic industry term regarding what JC Marie does is “glamour model”. Or in the real world, “softcore porn photography”. About that pandering to the male gaze problem that superhero comics have? Yeah…
Kevin Maguire, via Twitter:
@akosiJepoii: Is that really Power Girl’s new costume? Please say Nooooo
@maguirekevin: My understanding is it’s still going to be tinkered with, but, yeah. Sorry.
- Twitter, Feb 12/12
@maguirekevin: Lots of folks hate the new Power Girl costume and I get it. Had I free reign, I’d have done it different… - Twitter, Feb 12, 2012
@maguirekevin: …but I hope people will judge the book more on how she’s played rather than how she’s dressed. - Twitter, Feb 12, 2012
@dcwomenkicknass: Who designed the new Power Girl costume, Cully or Jim?
@maguirekevin: Me. Within parameters, pants, cape, no boob window, no sleeves. I wanted it to look “connected” to the Earth-2 Superman design
- Twitter, Feb 12, 2012
@impoliteopinion: no, @scottmarshall, @maguirekevin did away with an iconic look in order to give her a terrible look reminiscent of the early 80s.
@maguirekevin: @impoliteopinion @scottmarshall Your anger,however, is mis-directed. I didn’t decide how she should look. I gave them more than one design
- Twitter, Feb 14, 2012
Hat tips to Laura M., Sue and the commenters at DC Women Kicking Ass