It’s now Day 17 of Howard SImpson’s month-long tribute to Jack Kirby! Can you believe it? If you’d like to see what others are posting in order to participate, you can find that work on your favorite social media platforms by the hashtag #KirbyArtTributes.
Today’s prompt is Big Barda. Part of Kirby’s Fourth World saga at DC, she was a key supporting character in Mister Miracle, first appearing in issue #4. Raised on Apokolips to be part of a group of warriors called the Female Furies, she later met Scott Free (Mister Miracle) and fell in love with him. Eventually, she followed Scott to Earth.
Barda’s battle armor is one of those Kirby costumes with a lot of detail. It’s consistent in the broad strokes, but has a tendency to morph a bit from page to page or panel to panel as far as the specific details go. I like how it looks, and thought a straight-ahead presentation from the front would be the best way to show it.
Hope you like it, and please come back again tomorrow.