Wonder Woman Gets a Makeover, Fights Vampires?

It’s not a bad thing that DC is trying something to boost sales for the underachiever of the classic “holy trinity” that Wonder Woman makes up with Batman and Superman. And giving her a makeover isn’t a bad idea either, since as the new writer for the series, J. Michael Straczynski, pointed out, “What woman only wears only one outfit for 60-plus years?” Of course, her outfit isn’t the only thing that’s getting a makeover – her backstory is getting overhauled as well, even though this is apparently only temporary.

But all I could think when I saw this drawing of Wonder Woman’s new costume is that she looks as if she belongs on the cover of an urban fantasy novel. Probably with her back turned, and some weapon conspicuously sticking out of her back pocket, like handcuffs or a stake. Though at least there aren’t any visible tattoos.

Where’s the consistency? Besides the color scheme, would you look at this and think “Wonder Woman”? When other super heroes have gotten more modern looks (Batman comes to mind), it’s been more of a gradual change. An update is not a bad idea here, and I am all for Wonder Woman finally getting some pants (and possibly a breast reduction). I wonder what Wonder Woman cosplayers make of this?

But you can’t just wipe something so iconic without pissing off fans – and at the very least, we should get something iconic back. Maybe I’m old fashioned that way, but I like my super heroes to look like, well, super heroes.  Giving her a “modern sensibility” is one thing – just make sure she looks like she’s fighting villains, not vampires, please.

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27 Responses to Wonder Woman Gets a Makeover, Fights Vampires?

  1. all superheroes go some kind of costume change but it never sticks. batman, superman, spider-man, etc. it happens, but they never keep their new costume. people are too bothered by change. that's why heroes never age or die. why bother reading comics anymore?

  2. all superheroes go some kind of costume change but it never sticks. batman, superman, spider-man, etc. it happens, but they never keep their new costume. people are too bothered by change. that’s why heroes never age or die. why bother reading comics anymore?

  3. someone watched too much buffy lol this look is great for her and the only real prob i see with it is the finger glove thing . why not just leave the bracelets as bracelets. but other then that she rocks and is stepping into the new era in good fighting fashion . and whats wrong if she has to fight a few vamps hay they need to be tied up as well … oh wait thats the readers lol

  4. someone watched too much buffy lol this look is great for her and the only real prob i see with it is the finger glove thing . why not just leave the bracelets as bracelets. but other then that she rocks and is stepping into the new era in good fighting fashion . and whats wrong if she has to fight a few vamps hay they need to be tied up as well … oh wait thats the readers lol

  5. Ugh. I strongly dislike the new outfit.

    There's very little about it that says "Wonder Woman" to me. They can do a better job. And it has too much of an anime feel to me.

    It's Wonder Woman, not Mi Hime.

  6. Ugh. I strongly dislike the new outfit.

    There’s very little about it that says “Wonder Woman” to me. They can do a better job. And it has too much of an anime feel to me.

    It’s Wonder Woman, not Mi Hime.

  7. I personally do NOT like the new outfit. She looks like some homeless teen punk. Point of a superhero outfit IS to stand out and this does not. I agree that the old Wonder Woman star undies and boots were a little ridiculous, but this really isn't screaming Wonder Woman to me either. Maybe Wonder Homeless Girl…

  8. I personally do NOT like the new outfit. She looks like some homeless teen punk. Point of a superhero outfit IS to stand out and this does not. I agree that the old Wonder Woman star undies and boots were a little ridiculous, but this really isn’t screaming Wonder Woman to me either. Maybe Wonder Homeless Girl…

  9. I really like her new look. It doesn't exactly scream "Wonder Woman" at me, but I like it nonetheless. I don't deny they could do a "better job" designing a new outfit, like some other repliers have suggested, but at the same time I'd really like to try reading her comics now…that skimpy, sex-symbol outfit scared me too much. And all super-heros get alternate story-arcs/character designs eventually anyway..

  10. I really like her new look. It doesn’t exactly scream “Wonder Woman” at me, but I like it nonetheless. I don’t deny they could do a “better job” designing a new outfit, like some other repliers have suggested, but at the same time I’d really like to try reading her comics now…that skimpy, sex-symbol outfit scared me too much. And all super-heros get alternate story-arcs/character designs eventually anyway..

  11. I liked her old outfit, I don't know what people are talking about. Okay, maybe, sure, the pantsless thing was a little much. But is this really the way to go with her? I mean, I would have never have known that was Wonder Woman if it hadn't been in the article itself.

  12. I liked her old outfit, I don’t know what people are talking about. Okay, maybe, sure, the pantsless thing was a little much. But is this really the way to go with her? I mean, I would have never have known that was Wonder Woman if it hadn’t been in the article itself.

  13. Wonder Woman has always struck me as a decent character struggling to escape her roots as the creation of a BDSM fetishist. Ditching the swimsuit and mini-skirt can only be a step in the right direction. If only I could believe that it might be a lasting change.

  14. Wonder Woman has always struck me as a decent character struggling to escape her roots as the creation of a BDSM fetishist. Ditching the swimsuit and mini-skirt can only be a step in the right direction. If only I could believe that it might be a lasting change.

  15. I haven't met a single person whos even remotely into comics that can't stand this new look.

    Breast reduction? Whats wrong with boobs? Can't a female character be strong , cool, AND have some boobs and hips?

  16. I collected comics in the past before the economy took a bad turn and I could no longer afford to.

    This outfit screams Buffy the Vampire slayer, not Wonder Woman. I would not mind her maturing her look as the old I agree was a tad too show and fell. Maybe give her the old boots over the pant she is wearing might give her the "Wonder Woman" look. After all CowGirls (for lack of a better term) can tuck their pants into thier boots why not Wonder Woman.

    I would also stop having her kill people and torture information out of people. Incompacitate the goons and use her magic lasso to for them to tell her the information like in the old days.

    Too much boob is also ridiculous. A respectable c cup please and no bigger. Then again no a cups – it screams Wonder Girl. D cups would scream super harlot – not to insult those who have d cups.

    Also loose the finger gloves – tacky.

    John

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