Spotlight on: Infinite Crisis Power Girl
After a nearly four year hunt, I have finally gotten my hands on the Infinite Crisis Power Girl.
To me, this is one of the Holy Grails of action figures. DC has a great handle on creating most of their women, and this one does not disappoint. The most important part of the figure to me is in the face. Does the face look like the character they are supposed to represent? Does the figure look like a female?
Thankfully, in the design of the Infinite Crisis Power Girl, the answer is, yes she does.
This is a well designed figure based on the art of Phil Jimenez, and sculpted by John G. Mathews. (The back of the packaging lists the sculptor as Jon G. Matthews, but I could only find a John G. Mathews)
One of the nice features of the figure is the title in the packaging becoming the stand for the figure. The REALLY nice part is that she was designed well enough, with strong enough legs to be able to stand on her own.
There is only one drawback to the figure I could find. The left arm cannot be raised all the way since her shield gets in the way. It is fine for normal posing, but it does hinder a flight pose.
The idea of Power Girl is as alluring as the design of her outfit. She has had a strange and disjointed start to her existence. Power Girl, aka, Kara Zor-L, came into being in the first part of 1976 in All Star Comics #58.
She was a member of the Earth-2 story idea that helped to explain how silver age and golden age characters could interact with one another. It was hard to explain how the JSA and the JLA could be in a book together.
This created all kinds of problems when Crisis on Infinite Earths destroyed the Earth-2 continuity. Kara became the granddaughter of Arion.
When Infinite Crisis came about, her origin was restored. This was a good thing for continuity, but a problem for the character, as there was already an Earth-1 version of her as Supergirl.
Most recently, her fame from Infinite Crisis, and Justice Society of America really brought her the A-list, and she was given her own series in 2009:
The first collection will be available on April 20th, called: A New Beginning. I cannot wait to get my hands on it.
Over all this is one really nice figure. Well designed and executed well. What do you think? Have thoughts on a better figure of Kara’s?