Welcome my comic collecting cohorts to another new comics Wednesday, and this weeks spotlight of excellence falls upon yet another Amanda Conner masterpiece – “Harley Quinn and Power Girl #5.” Comic book artist and writer extraordinaire Amanda Conner has long been a favourite of Precinct1313, after first discovering her work in the Terra mini-series in 2008, and then being blown away by her 12 issue run on the Power Girl ongoing series in 2009.
Amanda Conner studied at the famed Kubert school in New Jersey, where she cited Joe Kubert and Frank Miller as her main influences. After graduating she began her artistic career with Archie and Marvel comics, before moving on to work for Claypool Comics and then to Harris Comics to work on their popular Vampirella series in 1991.
Her career has gone from strength to strength since that time, with Conner taking the writing as well as artistic reins on many of DC’s popular characters, predominantly Harley Quinn and most things Power Girl related.
Harley Quinn and Power Girl #5 is available at your local comic book emporium right now. Written by: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. Art by: Stephanie Roux. Cover art by: Amanda Conner.