It says something about the quality of a line when each successive release becomes your new favourite. That's the case for me when it comes to DC Direct's Cover Girls of the DC Universe Statue Series, with new release Power Girl in stores this week.
Power Girl is a bit infamous in my household. While Mrs AFB still gets her Aquaman confused with her Greens both Arrow and Lantern, much to my distress, she can spot a Power Girl from a mile away, or "those boobs!", as she usually exclaims. Therefore, any Power Girl-related purchase must be carefully considered, and possibilities for strategic placement of said item scoped out before display. Once I saw the consistent quality of this line, however, this purchase was a no-brainer - I dare say it's not usually the brain that influences Power Girl merchandise purchases!!
While some of DCD's busts differ greatly from the sketches that they're based on, this statue captures the Adam Hughes art that inspired it beautifully. The sculpt of the face is a little different from the cover, but it still works very effectively. The sculpt of this statue is excellent and the paintwork is spotless. The cape is a selling point in itself. It flows beautifully a quite an angle without impacting on the balance of the statue at all. Beautifully done, and a wonderful touch to compliment a great piece.
I'm still on the fence about the upcoming Harley Quinn statue, but as the line has been so strong and the Poison Ivy statue looks so brilliant, I'll probably want to keep a complete run! There are certainly worse things to collect!
Until next time!