I've always liked Black Canary but only really read her when she'd make cameos in other's titles. Now, having read the DCnU Birds of Prey, I'm really loving her. But I'm having trouble getting past the costume.
Now, I REALLY don't wanna start another "comics are evil and sexist" thing. We have more than enough threads about all that already. And honestly, I don't think Dinah's costumes (old and new) are really objectifying at all. She owns her look with her attitude. But what stands out to me is that they're just such an odd choice!
I know she's sort of a "homemade" hero who probably put her costume together herself, so she may have just thought, "hey, that'll look cool." But just the idea of doing all kinds of kung-fu, jumping all around, and riding motorcycles and stuff makes me think that it would just get so unbearably uncomfortable that NOT wearing them would be the obvious choice.
Also, fishnets have a very specific connotation that does not have anything to do with action crime-fighting. I think they're really limited to folks trying to look sultry, and I feel like Black Canary just isn't that kind of Emma Frost-ish sexpot hero. Although, maybe that weird dichotomy could help throw off bad guys?
So whadda you folks think? Are her fishnets weird in a distracting way? Or do you think they fit her character?
Also, is her costume ever specifically discussed in her comics?