DC Comics gives Wonder Woman a costume change at age 69

Posted on Thu Jul 1 2010

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For the first time since her inception (if you ignore the outfit she donned when she lost her powers in 1968), Wonder Woman is getting a major costume change. This is no mere adding of gold trim or Power-Girl-esque nipple cutout: It's a full-blown redesign that—shock of all shocks—will actually leave Wonder Woman more covered. For her historic 600th issue, DC Comics will unveil an alternate timeline and the new costume. Though she's been a feminist icon for decades, Wonder Woman never really dressed the part. Those bracelets of submission that commemorate the Amazon's defeat by Hercules and allow her powers to be removed if she's chained by men but not women? Yeah, not feminist. (Don't believe me? Legend of Wonder Woman, volume 1 issue 3.) But they eventually stopped calling them that. Looking at the new design, I think maybe, just maybe, they might be trying to capture more of a female audience for the series. But don't worry, fanboys: She won't be getting a breast reduction anytime soon.

—Posted by Rebecca Cullers


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