@Babs said: " @Joey Ravn said: I think it has come a long way from where it had been 10 years ago. I think that DC in particular has made tremendous strides in their portrayal of female characters- which is why when I read Wonder Woman in Greg Rucka or Gail Simone's series I am not bothered by the fact that she's running around in boots and a bikini because her written characterization is SO powerful. "I understand where you're coming from, because I know you know the character really well. But then again, what happens when you are dealing with casual comic book readers? That's what worries me the most, not the educated reader who is the one to bring up this discussion in the first place, but the sporadic passerby who takes the characters "as is". I think DC has a golden opportunity to show these newcomers, and even people who have grown seeing characters like WW from a distance, that there is more to WW than her looks. Again, comic books are mainly a visual medium, that's why many lay people think that the superhero genre is aimed at kids, because of the "goofy" and "flashy" costumes. If you can show a character that looks powerful and, let's say, "serious", then you can easily reinforce that personality through your writing and the reader will probably accept it more easily too. I really like how Garth Ennis works with these issues in The Boys, the way Starlight has to deal with the pressure imposed on her public image from entering The Seven and how Maeve (who is basically a deconstructed Wonder Woman ertsatz) prevents Vaught-American from making her wear a thong. A quite effective way to denounce this situation, I think.