- Posted by Johanna on April 19, 2008 at 7:19 am
- Category: Comic News
Adam Hughes drew the new DC promotional poster, which features, from left to right, Catwoman, Oracle, Zatanna, Black Canary, Power Girl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Vixen, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. Here’s the raw image from his site:
What KC first noticed: There are no girl Legionnaires included.
What I noticed: He put the lesbian in pants. I guess she’s lucky to be included at all, given the history of her promised title.
I thought it was amazing when I saw it, illustrating the power and beauty of these characters, and very cool that DC was using this as their major giveaway.
Here’s a picture of the poster unfolded, showing the caption “The Real Power of the DC Universe”:
That image is via Occasional Superheroine (link no longer available), where the commenters are debating whether it’s sexist. Some want the women in their costumes (don’t we see that often enough?) or call it “eye candy” (it’s a poster! how much depth of character and storyline can you put in one image?). “Augie” said “DC hired Annie Liebowitz to do a photoshoot!” which is closer than s/he thinks — a staffer told me that they were inspired by Vogue-like layouts.
As for guessing who’s who, the poster has a small tagline that lists the characters as I have them above, by their codenames.