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July 9, 2010

Wonder Woman Gets a Makeover


She still doesn't have a movie in production (and why not? It's time), but Princess Diana, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, is getting a fashion makeover courtesy of DC Comics. For 70 years, Wonder Woman has been sporting a quite revealing costume that could double as a bathing suit...and that suit has gotten skimpier and skimpier depending on who the artist drawing her was. Today, though, DC unveiled a new, more covered up Wonder Woman, which Jim Lee describes as "a design worthy of the mantle of Wonder Woman but one that didn’t scream classic superhero." Writer J. Michael Straczynski coupled the redesign with an opportunity to tweak WW's origin, which will unfold in her magazine: “The result—storywise and visually—is a character who is fiery, dynamic, a bit more vulnerable (she’s still working her way up to her full set of powers), tough, determined and smart and, due to her background, tragic. She keeps her roots in the Amazonian universe while growing up in a more modern setting. The result will, we hope, be a redesign that is as current with the zeitgeist of the 21st century as the original was with 1941.”