Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"The (Recurring) Mystery of Superwoman."










Until I took five seconds to check, I thought the look of this Superwoman figure would be interchangeable with the Kristin Wells one from 1983 DC Comics Presents Annual #2. Wrongo. Anyway, the name "Superwoman" is one DC has, like Manhunter, that they keep trying to make happen every few years.

Although I didn't get around to picking her up before, Action Figure Nexus had a sale that convinced me to grab her; along with the Justice League Unlimited Superman with Kandor. We'll talk about Kandor more later. For now, we'll just look at this DC Direct Superwoman, from the New Krypton line. I didn't read it, but that storyline was the lead-in to War of the Supermen, and what I read of that one was total crap. It took a batch of old favorites, like Superwoman, Mon-El, Kandor, and I think Zod; then surgically excised anything resembling "fun."

That wave of figures also included Mon-El, as we saw some time ago; and he was a bit half-assed. Sadly, Superwoman shares a lot in common with him: an interesting look, but woefully lacking in articulation. Neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees. Nine points. That might've been acceptable in 2000 or earlier, but this was a 2010 figure. (There's a review here that may be a little less harsh.)

The hood is removable, so you can vary her look a bit; but that's about it. Still...I do like the look. Just don't expect a ton out of her. I still need to dig up the old DCP annual with the old Superwoman, for comparison purchases. And we'll come back to Kandor at a later date.

3 comments:

SallyP said...

Seriously, Lucy Lane? But...but Lucy is a horrible person!

Dale Bagwell said...

Yeah I hear ya' Sally, terrible reveal. They probably should've let her a mystery. Would've made things more interesting.

Nice skit though, especially the sexy robot panel(gotta' be influenced from Robot Chicken) and the one suggesting multiple origins. Nice layout job there.

chiasaur11 said...

Lucy Lane is the worst person, yes, but even she was a victim here. All the awful person, none of the silver age fun.

Now, the Nick Spencer super-sized Jimmy Olsen one-shot? That did everything right. Including the mention of Lucy.

Jimmy's on a date, and he's going through a story of a Crazy Science Adventure, and he mentions the name Lucy.

Girl asks.

"We. Don't. Talk. About. Lucy."

Man, that was good.