I’ve never been one to pay attention to who draws the comics I read. I would notice things I liked and I didn’t like, but I’d never really connect the art style with the artist name. I’ve gotten better about it, and I’m starting to develop a list of artists I like and don’t like.
Among the artists I love is Dale Eaglesham. I’ve already gushed about Dale Eaglesham’s attention to detail, and now I’m going to gush about his character design.
Dale Eaglesham is great at drawing characters. Even without their costumes, you would still be able to identify the characters he draws. Their body builds are different. Their faces are different. Even the body language of characters is different.
Because of this, he is my absolute favorite artist to draw Power Girl. Why?
You notice two things with this picture.
- The boob window. (Thank you, DC, for getting rid of this.)
- Holy crap, she’s buff.
This is how she should look. She is a powerful woman, and she should look the part. Quite frankly, if you draw Power Girl and she doesn’t look like she can benchpress a truck, something has gone horribly wrong.
Here’s a couple more pictures, because I just adore this design:
This picture’s from a group shot with the JSA members at the time. Although you can’t see it, she’s buffer than all the other women there and some of the men.
This last one may just be my absolute favorite. No boob window, and she looks plenty strong enough to restrain Starman.
Anyone dumb enough to fight her deserves the inevitable beatdown.