Eisner Award nominated artist Joëlle Jones has been tapped to take over the popular DC Collectibles Cover Girls statue line. Announced today during the DC Collectibles panel at WonderCon, the fan-favorite artist for SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER and LADY KILLER will give fans and collectors her unique take on iconic DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Jones will first take on mischievous vixen Harley Quinn, with Supergirl, Batgirl, and Mera statues slated to follow in 2018.
At some point in our life, we’ve all read a Superman comic, seen a Superman movie or watched a Superman cartoon or TV show. With a history that now extends over 75 years, we likely know the Man of Steel better than we know some of our friends and family. We know all about his life, his friends and his enemies. We know his powers and we know his history. In fact, there’s very little about Superman that we don’t know.
Superman has been the world’s most beloved and recognized super hero for 75 years, and with a major new movie on the horizon and numerous comic book titles on the shelves, that’s not likely to change anytime soon.
But why is he so beloved? What is it about the Man of Steel that makes him so popular with people over generations? And why do so many writers and artists in comics—no matter how busy they may otherwise be—find the chance to tell a Superman tale an offer that’s too good to pass up?