Whether your a comic buff or not, one thing that we can all recognize is the iconic skimpy outfit of Wonder Woman fighting off evil in her blue panties. She is one of the first female superheroes from DC Comics first appearing in All Star Comics #8 in 1941. Today she is being revisioned by writer J. Michael Straczynski along with DC Co-Publisher and artist Jim Lee. Best known for his work for the television show Babylon 5 and his writing contribution for Marvel's Spider-Man and Thor, Straczynski is taking the reigns with DC's Superman and Wonder Woman.
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?") She can close it up to pass unnoticed...open it for the freedom to fight...lose the jacket or keep it on...it has pockets (the other fan question, "where does she carry anything in that outfit?", it can be accessorized...it's a Wonder Woman look designed for the 21st century. The bracelets are still there, but made more colorful, tied on the inside and over the hand, with a script W on each of them that form WW when she holds them side by side...and if you get hit by one of them, it leaves a W mark. This is a Wonder Woman who signs her work...letting her enemies know that she's getting closer.
Although this look may be temporary, perhaps DC is making her look a bit more practical and realistic to set her up for a future movie... we'll see.
Keep your eye out for this new look for the heroine in Wonder Woman's anniversary issue #600.
via comicbooksources | geekologie