The Changing Face of Wonder Woman

It looks like Wonder Woman is about to get a complete makeover, which I assume will make her more relevant, and of course provide more T&A appeal. Just follow the money … and you are sure to find some eye candy, even in comic book form.

Over the last couple of days FoxNews has been following the story closely, decrying Wonder Woman’s makeover as fundamentally un-American.

But when asked about the absence of the American flag on the new costume, a spokesperson for DC hedged.

“We at DC Comics are exceedingly proud of Wonder Woman’s heritage and Superman’s heritage as iconic symbols of American patriotism,” the rep told “Suggestions that any costume changes within their 70 plus years of rich storytelling come at the expense of this heritage are unfounded. The latest evolution of Wonder Woman’s iconic costume is a central part of the latest comic book storyline. All of the classic symbols – patriotic (stars, eagle) and heroic (lasso, bracelets) – are ever-present. We encourage Wonder Woman fans to stay tuned.”

Lynda Carter, the actress who portrayed Wonder Woman on TV in the 1970s, declined to answer Fox’s question about the removal of the American flag from the Wonder Woman costume. In a previous interview, Carter said she thinks Wonder Woman would want all the upset fans to just “get over it.”

If ‘ol (really old now) sexy blue eyes says FoxNews should let it drop, I agree. Earlier in week, Wonder Woman comic writer J. Michael Straczynski told FoxNews [actually he told IGN]:

“Her look was almost identical to what it was in 1941. Other characters have changed and evolved … and female friends of mine kept asking, ‘How does she fight in that thing without all her parts flying out? How does she carry her stuff?” the writer said.

Good point. If anything the short-shorts and boobage flying around should distract Wonder Woman as well at the Cheeta, who I also figured had a crush on Wonder Woman.

Personally I think the new Wonder Woman art is pretty hot (in a non-sick-o, comic book loving sort of way); however at the risk of Lynda Carter coming after me, I wish comic book artist Jim Lee could have incorporated more of the American flag look into the new outfit.

Speaking of Digital Comics and DC; if you missed the earlier story about DC going digital, you may want to check out this article from IGN Comics. If you are a PSP owner, head over to the comics part of the Official PlayStation Blog or the PlayStation Comics home page for more info on downloading a free Wonder Woman comic.


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