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Powergirl Origin by AdamHughes Powergirl Origin by AdamHughes
Here's the Powergirl origin story I did for DC Comics' maxiseries 52. Story by Mark Waid, and pencil, inks, and colors by me.

Time was running out on me here, and I didn't get to finish coloring this story. It was fun drawing the Golden Age Superman (in his classic SUPERMAN #1 cover pose!) as well as drawing the destruction of Krypton, which every cartoonist should get to draw at least once in their career. I still hope to draw young Bruce Wayne over the dead bodies of his parents, or Peter Parker slapping a glowing spider on his hand someday...

Powergirl is such a fun character to draw, she is so intentionally over-the-top, she has more comedic possibilities than dramatic ones.

Although, after this origin and Wonder Woman's I was starting to feel weird, since I was getting to draw so many naked babies.
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Awesome  :)
katlou303 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've a soft spot for Powergirl and I have no idea why :S The panel with her and Superman just having fun in the sky is adorable <3
KiddoPerez Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it !!!!
leandrodevilsummoner Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Drachenberg Featured By Owner May 23, 2011   Digital Artist
No one draws woman like you do! Amazing!
saboombastic Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
POPCORN92 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
You work on the oh so wonderful origin comics?! :wow: You have done such an amazing job on those comics :clap:
FusionHa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Incredible colouring, reminds me of older, limited palette books but with a flawless modern shine. Brilliant!
orabich Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work!!:superman:
Shulkie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Awesome work and detail. I just ordered a T-shirt with the Power Girl pic on it like the one on the lower right side from Diamond distributing.
Love that Power Girl:love:
TheTJvision Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
just found this page in the DC origins book i bought. so cool!
Narked Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She must have been a beautifull baaabby, a bub bub buba buboo..... And now we know!
Thanks A.H.!!
NamiUzumaki Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question! Did you use markers or a specific computer program for this? And if markers, what kind are they. Currently I only work with scrapbook markers and crayolas. xD
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
This assignment was colore in Adobe Photoshop CS2!
NamiUzumaki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OKay then. :D Good to know that, because I don't think I could color that with what I got. xD Thank you.
marmotteb Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist
i really like your work and i like particularly this personnage !!
Mir-Black-Magic Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
I think you must be the only one to draw her costum's gap that well ...
I like the synthetism of tose pages. did you scénarised it too ?
I especially like the panel's composition where she's hooked from the vortex.
Soooooo great job.
Mavrick-Izzy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
ahahahah seriously? they keep changein it? thats wack
Neumatic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the subliminal heart shape made by her bust in the last panel, that's a nice touch to an already outstanding piece.
juliomarcelo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
best ever...
i SOOO need this in Wallpaper size =P
lEdogawa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh My God! I saw this pic on earlier today, and I was stunned! Amazing work!
TreLore Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Beautifully done
PhoenixBeauty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Your rendition of power girl has always topped my list.
Insect-Royalty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Hell yeah. What's not to love?
You've got mad skills, and what a subject!
Honorobu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Yeah, yeah...Adam Hughes is amazing. Just because it's true, doesn't mean you have to maintain the front. C'mon...go ahead and draw some crap. You know you need to get it out.
Lord-Shot Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome, work. it´s really cool see an artist of your level in DA.
artistjoshmills Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work!
metalheadkomik Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008   General Artist
AH !
Head-to-Toe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Great use of perspective
kinkei Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
really excellent work
FreakZone13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have a poster in my room of the DC girls. it is from you. correct? it seems to be the first thing most people notice when entering my room.
RodGallery Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hey Adam, Is good to see you here man, finally.

I love your work, ( as if someone in the WORLDDDD don't liked...HEHE).
I would love to see more comic books pages from you.
After that Wonder Woman Story, do you will make another comic book project or will return to do your wonderfulls covers?

Cheers man,

boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
awesome job! as long as gweneth paltrow doesn't play her in a movie it's all to the good!
andreagubrutsky Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
babes? cmon.. thats yer specialities :)
Cosmic-Rocket-Man Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what an awesome composition piece :)
mothafly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your work that i discovered few years ago now. Great!
keep it up
olbertus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Superb as always.
Carthoris Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Love Power Girl; and, been a fan for a while. Love your stuff!
MarkArandjus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Powergirl can save my day anytime she want :9
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008   General Artist
LOVE your work, Adam. long time fan of how you capture story in your shots whether in panels or covers.
ebas Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
i dont even know what to say...ur just too good...i bow down.

..not fair, but i will keep trying.
mykgerard Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
you are so amazing man.... I am always in complete awe of your work.
nexthd Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
great work i have your sketchbook 2 is great :)
rainygami Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
power girl es mi heroína favorita
DAVIDE76 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Very good work^^
Agent-Foo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really did draw Peeg's butt!
eddthemonkey Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Hehe I never really knew who Power Girl was, but one day I got a commission to draw her, and the guy sent me a picture you had drawn of her for reference. Totally screwed me over, because I just keep staring at your drawing of her and realizing whatever I was about to do was going to suck by comparison. Which it sort of did. But at least I got a cool AH! reference picture to stow away in my morgue.
pablowapsi Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I'm always blown away by your control over perspective on the human body! Awesome work man! ^_^
dsantiag Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Power Girl looks great, Adam. Your perspective and angles are just right, as you capture heights, enclosed spaces and strange dimensions perfectly. Good job!
TonyDennison Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I love you, Adam. But panel three makes me feel like a pedophile... :blush:
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