Thursday, July 1, 2010
Growing up in the 70’s, I have a special fondness for Wonder Woman. I saw all of her first run appearances through the Super Friends years, the Cathy Lee Crosby TV movie, and of course, the fantastic Lynda Carter series.
I did a post earlier about her TV show outfits and I just have to say…this new revamp sucks.
This is not the first time WW wore a jacket.
This isn't the 90's, do they really want to put her in a leather jacket and a choker? She’s not Black Canary, who can pull it off.
Wonder Woman’s costume has changed many times:
The one on the far left and far right were short-lived and she always went back to the original.
I am probably one of the few people I know who liked her de-powered era, but then again, I’m also a fan of Diana Rigg’s Emma Peel who she was modeled after.
I am also a fan of the Cathy Lee Crosby version of Wonder Woman. I know that it is reviled by everyone, but it has a certain charm for me.
I think they should have dressed Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark) in an outfit modeled after this one. It would have been more appropriate looking for a girl her age.
In any case, I guess I’ll just have to wait it out. Sooner or later, she will return to her roots. Think about Superman,
even minor heroes Hawk & Dove,
When is Gloria Steinem going to stand up for her again?
But they’re not just revamping the costume…they are revamping her origin. She is no longer going to be the princess who defied her mother to enter the contest to win the right to be Wonder Woman in Man’s World. Urban Fighter? WTF? This is just temporary…this is just temporary…this is just temporary. (Please let it be temporary) This is not the first time DC has done something like this and it always makes me wonder…Why do they go down that road again and again?