Reading comics is always a double-edged sword. When I was a teenager I recognized the ridiculous nature of the artwork with regard to the women as artists draw them. I also recognize that they’re drawings. That doesn’t mean that for some they won’t be something of a challenge, though. Well, last week a new design was announced for Wonder Woman. It’s not the first time her costume has been redesigned, but it is the most drastic. The thing about it, though, is that it’s both realistic and functional. It’s also far more modest than anything that she’s worn in the past, outside of an all white full body costume at some point that I’d never seen before. I only wish that it had gone further with the modesty, but such is life.
Now, let me just say that I’ve never been that big of a fan of Wonder Woman. The character is one that I only knew about because when I was young I’d watch Super Friends. When the FX network was kicking off, they would show the old Batman show, followed by The Green Hornet, and I seem to remember watching the old Wonder Woman tv series there as well.
I also read some JLA and saw her again in the Justice League cartoon. Otherwise, I really had no interest in the character.
That being said, I think that the new costume is the right direction for DC Comics to take her. It’s something that adds a big more strength to her character and will earn her more respect.