I am very sad. I shall be adding BoP to my pull list tho.
Anyway, whether it's true or not it got me to thinking about who else could do Supergirl well, as written by Sterling Gates. I think it's important to specify who the writer will be because the art must match the dialogue and feel of the story.
So, there's a poll over there on the right, with several artists that I particularly like. Go ahead and vote. But before you do, let's recap on each one's work...
EDITED TO ADD Eric Jones and Amy Reeder. Doh, how could I forget them? I've now changed the poll.
Landry Q Walker reminded me of Eric Jones, who did Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade and did a bloody marvellous Kara. I think she may be a little young for regular continuity but I'd be interested to see how he draws a more adult Kara:
Amy Reeder. Simply delightful. I have a lot of time for her Supergirl, so thank god we have her on covers now:
As you can see he's already drawn a ton of Supergirls in Superman/Batman. He's got good expressions whilst maintaining a cartoony appearance.
Amanda Connor, you all know her from Wednesday comics:
Ale Garza - I think his Kara is adorable, here's the cover he's done for Superman/Batman 77.
Probably one of my favourite artists at the moment. Her female characters have a lot of strength and poise, something which I think would go well with Gates' writing of Kara.
Another Wednesday comics nominee. I think a Supergirl story drawn by him would be very mysterious and wouldn't work if it was rooted in everyday life, like Gates has been writing Kara. If however she decided to rejoin the Amazons, Caldwell would do lovely.
Gleason is probably best known for his work on Green Lantern. I like his pencils but not the way they tend to get coloured.
He's recently did Gotham City Sirens. Now I like his art in that book, but I think it may be too sexy for Supergirl. I think she needs to be portrayed as a teenager and March would make her look like jailbait, or make her look adult.
He's doing the Flash comics right now and he has done Superboy in Adventure Comics before. He has a very dreamlike style.
Other - leave a comment somewhere and tell me who you want to draw Kara.
I haven't included Jamal Igle because I think it's fair to say that given the choice we'd never let him leave the book. I've also only included artists who currently work.