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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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4 Comments

  1. Navarre
    August 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm — Reply

    I like the piece. It definitely has a somber atmosphere to it that sets it apart from the splash-page heroics ot the previous entry.

    Sadly, Kara is the only part that seems less striking than the rest. The shading and coloring shows less depth and use of lighting. Her body looks a bit “average girl” instead of the heroic and lithesome figure we admire. Her stockier legs, thicker calves, and straight torso do not do her justice.

    Otherwise, I find the work appealing. It’s emotional tone makes it more memorable than the average piece.

  2. Mike Keller
    August 5, 2009 at 10:08 am — Reply

    I wonder if what you observe is partly related to the perspective Kara is drawn from? Its almost like she is being seen through a wide angle lens from relatively close by – same with uberman. Also her back is arched a little, as her shoulders seem slightly ‘thrown back’ (see the hint of red by the elbow).

    Not that im gawking at her (*quickly closes big window)…

  3. Navarre
    August 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    It is possible. I could see where that could be true.

    But ultimately, any given piece has to be able to convey what the artist wishes to convey. To me, only Kara looks “off” and I can’t think of any reason she should be.

    It’s still a nice piece, especially in terms of mood-setting. Kara just looks a bot different…like she’s not Kara but a cosplay girl.

    … Absolutely no offense meant there. Cosplay is great. (looks at Victoria) Just saying Kara looks different than she is usually portrayed.

  4. Miki
    August 8, 2009 at 8:32 pm — Reply

    Renato has drawn Kara many times (interior art in Supergirl and Action comics as well as various covers) and this cover is very representative of his version of Kara.
    It is a little different than say the way Turner or Churchill drew her but just as valid as their versions.

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