Aug 17, 2009

GEN Interview - Amanda Conner

I got to talk Power Girl with DC Comics’ artist Amanda Conner! What’s in store for our favorite busty hero and why exactly is she so busty?

“I’m from a distant planet called Krypton. I first landed on a parallel Earth similar to this one where I was a member of the Justice Society. There was a crisis and somehow I wound up here, cut off from everything I knew and everyone I loved. For the longest time, all I wanted to do was to get back to Earth 2, to see my friends and my cousin Kal-L. When it finally happened, I found out that I’d been replaced by another version of myself. Yeah, if there’s anyone on this planet that desperately needs a fresh start, it’s me.”Power Girl

That dialogue comes from issue one of Power Girl, DC Comics’ first ever, ongoing title featuring the superheroine. In about a paragraph, everything you needed to know about Power Girl the woman, and Power Girl the character was explained. She’s been a major player, mainly in the Justice Society of America, for many years but Kara Zor-L (also known as Karen Starr) has had one of the most complicated character histories around. Originally she was Earth-Two’s grown-up version of Supergirl but along the way PG managed to become the granddaughter of the Atlantean sorcerer Arion. Luckily she’s gone back to her original origin but that didn’t mean she was able to take her original Earth with her. She’s been replaced there and now calls our Earth her home.

Confused? So were a lot of other people. Fortunately that’s where writers Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and artist Amanda Conner come in. They’re the creative team behind the new title and I recently got to talk with the increasingly busy Conner about her experiences with the voluptuous character. And her cat.

Continue on to read the interview at the Girls Entertainment Network.

3 comments:

Randy said...

A great interview with an artist that just does not get enough recognition, in my opinion.

Comix Book Gurl said...

very nice!

The Nerdy Bird said...

Thank you!