With the release of the third generation iPad, I've gotten back into reading comics after a 20 year absence, and by chance decided to buy JSA Confidential #1, which lead to quickly to 2,3 and 4, and looking through comiXology for everything they have by Amanda Connor which led me to Power Girl 1-12, and eventually to buying this book. What a clean style, filled with the little emotions of daily life and dialing in a pleasant balance between cartoony and realism. When Power Girl slouches down and pouts or is a little sad until someone gives her a hug, well that's hard to convey and isn't something you'd expect to see in an action packed superhero yarn, but there it is.
This book is a nice personal look at Connor's professional life with snapshots of her personal life. She complains about her time drawing Barbie, but really that's a cute bit of kitsch that would be lost to time without this collection. I've been compelled to read a fair amount of awful Barbie drivel at my daughter's request and I could have done with some of her artistry.
The testimonials from other artists get a bit tiresome, but nobody makes you read those, and it would be fun to see the young Connors in her Electra modeling getup, but all in all, a fine retrospective to an artist who's been producing great work from a young age.