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Offline VOLTAN

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The New Wonder Woman
« on: July 01, 2010, 12:16:19 AM »





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Attention all obsessive comic fans! Set your mood dials to "outraged." Wonder Woman, one of the most popular superheroes of all time, is getting a new look.

Even casual fans of the Amazon Princess can spot her famous threads a mile away. Blue shorts with white stars, a bold bustier, and bright red boots that make Superman's look downright tasteful. All that's about to change, though. Starting with this month's comic, Wonder Woman starts wearing pants.

You can almost hear the fanboys screaming. But, according to a popular blog from CNN, there is a reason for the switch. Writer J. Michael Straczynski, who is taking over writing the comic, commented on a DC Comics blog post, "I wanted to toughen her up, and give her a modern sensibility." She's been saving the world for 69 years. If you ask us, it's only fair that she finally treat herself to some new threads.

So, what are the specifics? The biggest news is that she'll lose the hot pants, and wear tight blue pants instead. The famous bracelets are still around, but, according to Straczynski, they'll be more colorful, "with a script W on each of them that form WW when she holds them side by side…and if you get hit by one of them, it leaves a W mark." As Straczynski puts it, "this is a Wonder Woman who signs her work."

But it's not just Wonder Woman's appearance that's been changed. Her back story is different, too. The New York Times explains: "In the reimagining of her story, Wonder Woman, instead of growing up on Paradise Island with her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and her Amazon sisters, is smuggled out as a baby when unknown forces destroy her home and slaughter its inhabitants." Clearly, this is a darker version for a more dangerous world.

Not surprisingly, the news of Wonder Woman's new look and history inspired huge searches on Yahoo!. Lookups for "wonder woman changes," "new wonder woman," and "wonder woman outfit" all roared to life. Others wanted to know more about Wonder Woman's alter ego.  (FYI, she goes by the name Diana Price when she's not kicking criminal butt.) And lest you think her classic look will simply fade away, consider this: Searches on  "sexy wonder woman outfit" have already started their ascent in preparation for Halloween.
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Re: The New Wonder Woman
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 12:45:00 AM »
ooo she sounds hotter. and kinda darker. i might have to get those comics when they are released.

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Re: The New Wonder Woman
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 08:59:06 AM »
i wonder about this woman...

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Re: The New Wonder Woman
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 09:35:42 AM »
such a lame ass attempt at updating her. just wait for the issue that brings back the original costume.
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Re: The New Wonder Woman
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 10:11:00 AM »
I don't honestly mind the design for the most part. I think people use the design as a reason to hate on her, because it's somewhat outdated by modern standards, and it would be nice if people could respect her for once. At least from a casual's perspective.

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Re: The New Wonder Woman
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 01:35:35 PM »
i don't know how modern she looks? maybe by some peoples account going from underwear to pants might be modern. to me she looks like she should be in MJs BAD video. good story telling should garner more respect than a costume change or lack there of. and i doubt anyone thats seen or read Alex Ross's WW Spirit of Truth can actually hate her or not give her her due respect. i'm a story first then art and design after kind of guy and to me this is just a way to give WW a bit publicity. not to say i couldn't warm up to the new look if the right artist came along.
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