Though Karen Starr lives on in the new DCU come September, the fate of her alter ego Power Girl is less clear.

Here, courtesy of DC comics is an exclusive preview of this week’s Power Girl #27 from Matthew Sturges, Hendry Prasetya and cover artist Warren Louw. It’s the series’ final issue…for now at least. Appropriately enough, it’s a race against time for PG, and all of us are in her corner.

 Power Girl has 20 seconds to save the day – three times over! But who set up this dangerous game? Can Power Girl find a way to overcome not one but three disasters and track down the statistically-minded villain behind it all?

The opening dozen issues from Palmiotti, Gray and Conner stand out as a dynamite, character-defining run. Though a shift in gears, the remaining issues from Winnick and Basri and now Sturges have maintained a fairly consistent level of quality, delivering Power Girl out of relative obscurity to the powerhouse status she deserves. We’re hoping this is but the end of a chapter, and that PG will make her outrageous return sooner rather than later.


  1. That cover is… ummm…

    • I know, right? Jeez.

    • Cheesecake or not, I love that cover. I really like the style and the look on her face.

    • Gotta say, it’s borderline for me.

    • This cover makes me not want to pick up the issues.

    • I feel the cover does a disservice to the comic inside, because its going to drive away people who think this is just a T&A mag, when in fact I like the character and the stories and she’s not just a pair of big boobs. (I know we have this discussion routinely about women in comics, so I’m aware of what I’m about to walk into.)

      I’m going to buy the issue, because the insides of the comic are probably good (and this comic is on my pull list at my LCS, and thus they already have me down for the sale).

    • Yeah, I’ve said it before (and someone told me a story about a dead horse) the solution is simple. Close the boob window. The design is inherently problematic. So why not address it instead of putting Wonder Woman in and out of pants?

  2. Peej has overcome total universal collapse before, even when her backstory didn’t make any sense as a result. Reboot’s don’t mean nothing to her. She wears reboots to go out clubbing.

  3. The premise sounds interesting. I may give this a look.

  4. why couldn’t they just get palmiotti, gray or winick to send power girl off?

    • Avatar photo JeffR (@JeffRReid) says:

      All those writers almost certainly too busy with their post-52 books but yeah, it is a disappointment.

    • Palmiotti & Grey and Winick already did their send offs when their respective runs on the book ended. I stopped getting Power Girl with #25 precisely because Winick wrapped up the series so well at that point.

  5. Avatar photo JeffR (@JeffRReid) says:

    I’m really going to miss this series. I’ve been on board with it since issue 7 and haven’t looked back since. Here’s hoping this is a solid final issue.

  6. Power Girl’s costume is ridiculous. What other Superhero’s symbol is “TITS”?

    Superman: “S” symbol in center of chest

    Batman: “Bat” symbol in center of chest

    Green Lantern: “Lantern” symbol in center of chest

    Flash: “lightening” symbol in center of chest

    Power Girl: “Huge Tits” symbol in center of chest.

    I thought DC was changing their view about women in comics?

    • Well put.

    • I agree this cover is heavy on the cheesecake with the balloon-shaped breast and the more thong-ish cut of the bottom. It would probably cause me to write this comic off if I hadn’t been reading it already and enjoyed this same artist and writer on the last issue. But I quite like Power Girl’s costume as drawn by an Amanda Conner, Sami Basri or recently Henry Prasetya. Do we really need to run around cutting out cleavage from superhero characters to fix the “view” of women in comics?

      Power Girl’s outfit actually reminds me of Pyslocke’s. Her’s is also sometimes drawn as cheesecake but I’ve enjoyed the way it’s been depicted recently in most of Uncanny X-Force. It’s all about the artist’s depiction.

  7. I don’t know why writers and artists waste their time with PG, because ghostmann is exactly right. Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Ms. Marvel, Rogue, etc…you can still have your cheesecake, but it doesn’t have to be so goddamn blatant. Look at Batwoman. Totally sexy, but you don’t feel like you’re Mom would be ashamed if she saw you reading it. PG is a joke.

    If you’re going to go that direction, then go for it. That’s why I love Bomb Queen.

  8. ….. nice cape

  9. That’s one…….busty…..cover. Notice she has rectangular cleavage on the interior pages???

  10. I thought Sturges did a pretty solid job with #26, so I’m really looking forward to this issue. PG instantly became a favorite of mine back with Infinite Crisis, and following her through JSA and her own series only solidified that place. I always thought the costume and her *ahem* attributes worked best when the writers/artists didn’t shy away from it. Which obviously was handled mostly in her series (i.e. Superman’s great “making yourself a public figure… with your figure” comment).

    Kinda sad to see Kara Zor-L go, but excited to see how Karen Starr fits into the new 52. To paraphrase an earlier comment, PG eats reboots for breakfast!

  11. she can always get a job in porn if the superhero thing doesn’t work out and her company goes under.

  12. wow, looking forward to it. great cover. it’s a sad day when covers like that make me blush. *sigh* i need to get out more

  13. Powergirl is fun, buxom and thats the way we like her.