And yet another cover for the Superwomen of Eva universe, this time for the Marvel version, and The Rei-Fan's entry into it, 'The Truth Is...' ( [link]
The fact being, Mana Kirishima has gotten pretty little attention (well, to be more factual-Mana, Mayumi Yamagishi, Mana Izumi and (well, at the time being) Mari Makinami). Mana's gotta get a little more because she gets a role in the newest Eva manga to reach the States, 'The Shinji Ikari Raising Project'-but the test, nope, not lot right now (and it ticks me a mite off).
Ranting aside, in both Superwomen-verses so far, Mana's been the resident power armor pilot: Iron Man in the Marvel version, Steel in the DC version. If somebody went and based a version on another comic book universe (like the Wildstorm universe), I think she would get a little wilder then. I could see her as the resident expy of The Engineer, from The Authority, in that end.
And of course, credit where credit's due. The cover art idea I got from seeing this Iron Man fanart:[link]
It's also the reason why the Iron Maiden suit looks so much like the movie version.
(Art by Armando Chacon. Iron Man created by Marvel Comics, Mana Kirishima created by GAINAX, adapted by The Rei-Fan).