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Time for a Makeover: Redux

October 9, 2010

Wonder Woman was not the only one in need of a makeover.  This blog certainly was too.  Fortunately, that job is complete as of tonight.  The makeover was also applied to the Wannabe Heroine twitter.

Though in interest of keeping this entry longer than three sentences, this seems like a wonderful time to revisit Wonder Woman’s new costume.  Apparently at the DC Nation panel at NYCC today Dan DiDio asked the fans what they thought of it now that it’s had some time to settle in.  Second-hand reports indicate that there are still plenty of haters, but that the response seems to be mostly positive.

My opinion hasn’t changed much since the last time I talked about it.  Four issues later, I still like it.  Following issue #603, I might even say I like it more.  Here’s why:

Issue #603 marks the first time the jacket has come off.  I may have said something about the drape of the jacket’s fabric given a vaguely ancient feel.  I admit, you’d probably have to squint really, really hard to see that.  It would have been pretty easy to argue that the new costume was very modern and didn’t carry much of a warrior feel.  Apparently what’s under the jacket takes care of it.  Those completely-superfluous straps around her arms are a great touch.  They really allude to the ancient Greek warrior look.

My only new opinion about the costume is that Diana should consider just leaving the jacket behind.  It covers the coolest part of her new costume.

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