Squadron Supreme #1 - Zarda aka Power Princess
I just finished reading the Squadron Supreme omnibus, which I started reading in March. Even though it took 5 years to read, I enjoyed it to no end, and fell in love with the majority of the characters.
So now I am going to subject you to me drawing a bunch of them. How long has it been since i drew and colored something? It feels like months.
First up is Zarda. Incidentally, right before I started reading the omnibus. Cody and I are reading Exiles as our before bedtime story, and we had just gotten the World Tour stuff where Zarda joins the team. Both this time through, and when I read that arc bac when it happened back in 2006, I remember being entirely unimpressed with this woman. She just joins the team out of nowhere, and is like, “YOU DO AS I SAY I AM THE BEST.”
“You don’t even know Zarda.” I thought to myself. How could she possibly understand the hardships these people went through, the loss they had suffered. She had only been around ten minutes before Chris Claremont kicked her off the team. I never even got to know her.
Then I read Squadron and the sequel Graphic Novel. And I will be damned if Zarda didn’t have just as shitty a life. Friends and lovers dying left and right, leaving her entire people behind to watch the Earth, this woman proved herself repeatedly, becoming a better leader than Hyperion. She was very fierce, but beautiful, so I tried to beef her up more than I am used to when I draw the ladies.
She is the strongest woman on earth, so there needs to be some girth.