Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I'm NOT feeling this!!!
Newsrama cover this news:
Wonder Woman has a bold new look, one of the most dramatic costume changes of her 70-year history.
Criticized for years for fighting crime in effectively a one-piece swimsuit — often considered either sexist or simply impractical — the DC Comics icon has a new costume as of this week's Wonder Woman #600, and it's one considerably less revealing, complete with long pants and a jacket. Signature elements such as the character's tiara and magic lasso remain. The costume was designed by noted penciler and DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee.
DC Comics announced the change Tuesday evening, with new writer J. Michael Straczynski quoted by the publisher as saying, "It’s a look designed to be taken seriously as a warrior, in partial answer to the many female fans over the years who’ve asked, 'how does she fight in that thing without all her parts falling out?'"
Straczynski noted to DC Comics that the new outfit is Wonder Woman's "first significant change in her appearance since the character debuted in 1941," with the notable exception of a mod bodysuit briefly sported in the '60s.With the new costume comes a new direction for the title. The Olympian deities responsible for Wonder Woman's creation have shifted the timeline so Paradise Island — Wonder Woman's homeland — was no longer under their protection.
Again, not feeling this at all! She looks like the Black Canary!! What do you think?