Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wonder Woman Gets Rebooted

Categorize this under 'it's about time'.  After 69 years of crime fighting in a skimpy leotard, Wonder Woman has finally been gifted a new, more serious, more rough-around-the-edges outfit.  Yes, that one piece was (and is) iconic, but part of me has trouble believing a badass superhero lady of her Amazonian upbringing would want to attend every meeting of the Justice League in a uniform suited more towards objectification than getting down to business.  

The costume makes its debut in issue no. 600 of the series and is in actuality tied in to an alternate history that takes Wonder Woman off of the island and has her raised in what is presumably a more urban, 21st century environment.  Aside from that, in the words of comic writer J. Michael Straczynski blurbing for the New York Times: "What woman only wears only one outfit for 60-plus years?”  [via NYT]   Good question, sir.  Not any one that I know. 

Other good news?  For those cosplay ladies, the new era Wonder Woman seems pretty easy to replicate.  The question is: just how many will surface at Comic Con?

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