During the Boston Comic Con this past weekend I chatted with artist Kevin Maguire about the upcoming Worlds’ Finest title that he is penciling. The book will co-feature Helena Wayne and Karen Starr aka Huntress and Power Girl with pencils by George Perez. The team will also be drawn in their years as Robin and Supergirl on Earth 2 by Maguire.
I mentioned to Maguire the outcry by some fans about the change in Power Girl’s costume (which I fessed up Maguire as calling as out ugly). He reiterated that he didn’t design it and that his only contribution was suggesting it be white. I’ve written about my feelings about losing the old costume here).
He did, however, have input on Helena’s Robin costume which is, in my opinion, one of the best female costume designs of the new 52 drawing on the classic elements of the Robin costume. I like that it could easily being worn by any of the male Robins with minor modifications. Maguire showed me four pages of Worlds’ Finest artwork he had with him at the show and you can get a look at some of it (avoid if you don’t like spoilers) after the cut.