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Cover Girls of the DC Universe

Supergirl Cover Girls of the DCU statue by DC Direct


Just last week, I reviewed the latest release in the Batman Black and White statue series from DC Direct, my all time favorite long running series. It seems fitting then that tonight I look at the latest release in my second favorite long running statue series - Cover Girls of the DCU. Supergirl is now shipping, joining the other DC ladies on the shelf.

As you'd expect, the design is based on work by Adam Hughes, the tremendously talented artist whose work has inspired every statue in the series. It should also be no surprise that the sculpt is done by Jack Mathews, who has been teamed up with Hughes on this series all along. DC Direct has their own Dynamic Duo with this artistic pair.

As always, this is a limited edition, although it's more of a DCD edition with 5000 produced. That's down slightly from the whopping 7000 Poison Ivy statues, but it's still a pretty healthy number.

These are running around $85 - $90 at most retailers, and as always, I've included some suggestions at the end of the review for online purchases. Please remember that these sponsors make the site possible, and they appreciate your patronage.
Supergirl Cover Girls of the DCU statue by DC Direct
Supergirl Cover Girls of the DCU statue by DC Direct
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Supergirl Cover Girls of the DCU statue by DC Direct
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Supergirl Cover Girls of the DCU statue by DC Direct
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Supergirl Cover Girls of the DCU statue by DC Direct
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Packaging - ***
The box shows off the statue on all sides, but there's no window to see your specific item. There's no Certificate of Authenticity either, but they do put the edition number and size on both the bottom of the box and the bottom of the base.

The foam protects the statue well, and it's the better high density stuff. Supergirl is in two pieces - a base and a body - and both are held tight and safe.

Sculpting - ***
This Supergirl pose differs from the rest of the series so far in one very interesting way. It's not that the pose is unique, but quite the opposite. The other statues in this series are often in somewhat unusual poses. True, these are from actual covers for the most part, but the covers usually depict the characters in very dynamic and creative poses. This time Supergirl is in a very standard Supergirl pose, flying upward with one fist forward as she busts through the street below.

It's not a bad pose, and is certainly classic (and much preferred to the far less classic Batgirl pose), but some fans might have wanted something a bit more extreme.

I'm happy with it in concept, but I do have one rather odd issue that might not mean much to anyone else. She is breaking up through the concrete below, with chunks flying hither and yon. Hughes and Mathews did a nice job designing the statue in such a way as to allow for the smaller in-air pieces to hang off various parts and still look good. But the hole left by her departure is too small - it doesn't look like she'd fit. It throws off the look of the statue for me, but YMMV.

Paint - ***
The general paint quality is solid, with a little slop here and there at the cut lines, particularly around the skirt and boot tops. She's wearing blue panties - I had to look, because I knew you'd want to know, you sick puppy.

There's more gloss here than I like, especially on the thick hair. Since most of the rest of the body is matte, the glossy hair looks out of place.

The face work is clean, but not as realistic as I'd like, especially on the eyes and eyebrows. The skin tone is good though, and the lips are well done.

Value - **
Compared to other statues on the market right now, these are a little high. Sure, the girls are slightly bigger than the Batman Black and White statues, but their run size tends to be larger as well. These are running $20 more than the Bats, making them not quite the same value.

Things to Watch Out For -
Not a thing. Of course, be careful inserting the metal post into the softer resin base, but the fit is clean so you shouldn't have any trouble.

Overall - ***
I'm still loving this series, although Supergirl isn't my favorite released so far. She's still a solid entry though, and the classic pose is a nice change of pace. I just wish that the base had been a bit larger, so that the hole could have been more properly sized for the theme.

Score Recap:
Packaging - ***
Sculpting - ***
Paint - ***
Value - **
Overall - ***

Where to Buy -
Online options include these site sponsors:

- Alter Ego Comics has her for $85.

- Big Bad Toy Store is also at $85.

- Entertainment Earth has her for $88.

- Things From Another World is at $90.

- or you can search ebay for a deal.

Related Links -
Other releases include:

- Poison Ivy just hit a little while ago.

- there's been Batgirl, Harley, Power Girl, Catwoman/Wonder WomanZatanna, and Black Canary.

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