I hope they change it back :) I mean the new one doesn't make me so angry that I want to rant about it on a daily basis but I prefer the old one. To me it's kind of like Coke vs Pepsi. I always ask for a coke because that's what I prefer but if they don't have it I guess I'll just have to deal with Pepsi...
Hopefully her old costume never comes back or they make a more respectful version of it more reminiscent of her Golden Age outfit [though I don't really see Diana wearing a skirt to fight things]. I get tired of seeing women drawn in skimpy costumes...most of the time it's just fanservice.
I wish JMS would learn to finish what he started. There are Marvel readers still waiting on the conclusion of The Twelve. Hell I'm wondering when the next issue of The Brave & The Bold will be out. Now he skips out on Wonder Woman and Superman too.
I like the new look a lot more personally. I can take or leave the jacket, but I think the look in general is just a lot less 'girl sitting on the hood of a car' silly. It was hard to take her serious when she was dressed like she was ready for a good swim instead of representing her people to the world of men as equals.
I've never been a reader of Wonder Woman, but I have seen some episodes of the Linda Carter series and have seen enough Cartoon versions of Wonder Woman. I'm in agreement with many, I sorta dig the new costume without the jacket. But if it sells, she'll go back to the old version.
In any case, it's been enough media attention to get me interested in her story.
"Sometimes the change had an impact on the character and the story but underneath it feels like a simple marketing ploy."
Why is everything little change or plot twist in comic books viewed as a marketing ploy. The costume does look like the swimsuit, and it was a good idea to change it. I really don't know why so many comic book fans are so worry about whether their character looks iconic. If the character is given a better costume that shouldn't be trumped by people wanting the characters to keep an old look. The new look, except for the jacket, looks better than the old look. I saw keep the new look.
WW is a true comic book character. She's always been one of the hardest characters to "get right". I can picture a Superman or Batman in real life, but it gets harder with WW. Let's not forget that the lady was created in an age where patriotism was king and her costume is a 4-color 1940's Greek-ish outfit painted with the palette of the Stars and Stripes. I don't feel 100% comfortable with her classic outfit. Is it merely cheesecake, or is it a testament to her confidence and ability that she can pull off wearing a bathing suit AND be an icon for Women's rights and all that ?
I was really curious what they were going to do with the film a few years ago. Knowing that Hollywood is firmly stuck in "Make it realistic and they will come" mode and just about everybody was updating WW to a kind of fantasy Greek costume, I was afraid we would get more black leather with coloured highlights.
The new costume was refreshing in that it avoided turning WW into Xena, though I'm not a fan of the new look, some of the elements are quite interesting (gauntlets etc) I wouldn't mind if some of those elements would be retained in a return to her old costume style.
I'm not against updating WW or a new approach, but these days comic continuity is so often thrown violently into another direction, it feels as if a lot of writers start to mess with characters "just because they can" and we get stuff that belongs in a What if or Elseworlds book.
If given the choice between the old and new, I still prefer the old. As for the new run, I'm not impressed. A lot of violence, angst and drama disguised as character development and plot and the usual unstoppable villain(s). Feels very much like a poorly written 90's Image comic book.
I hope they either change it back, or actually develop a new iconic costume for her, one that maybe plays up her warrior/amazon characteristics. I just think her 'current' costume looks so ordinary and plain that (with a few minor exceptions) I can imagine seeing on a woman wearing it passing by on the street in daily life (which would work for some characters but not one of DC's big three).
As much as I want the old Diana back we all have to admit that this costume is a million times more practical and easy to adapt to a TV SHOW and a MOVIE than her original one. I can almost guarantee that this was done to gauge the worlds reaction to changing Wonder Woman's costume so they would know what to do for the movie and tv show.
Like any character, evolution is important. All of the great characters; Bats, Supes, Spidey, GL, etc. have had their look and costume change over time. When DC "revamped" WW a few months back I think two things happened: 1) People were shocked and/or pissed that such a drastic change had been made to a comic icon and 2) most of assumed she would just change back in a few months anyway.
No drastic change in contemporary comics ever feels absolute. Steve Rogers and Bruce Wayne both died and returned in 2010. Jason Todd and Bucky are both alive again. How many times has Joker or Dr. Doom "died" only to show up again in a few months?
I don't mind seeing WW get a more modern costume change. NDB IMHO. I don't care for her "street" look -- the classic one-piece is iconic. I have to lean toward some of the posters that say that the old costume "holds her back" from being taken seriously. I can understand that perspective. That look is far too closely associated with the Linda Carter TV show in the 70's, and although it is a great campy treat to watch, does limit the amount of "seriousness" the general public will afford WW.
This for the win.
It cut the star and stripe nonsense (No offense !) and it still look enough like the old and stuck to her origin.
I got no hate for the classic look because it's good to know that WW has a bikini wax but I personally would love for the new look to stay. People complain about the Jacket but she hardly wore it during battle and look several times better without. You can say the look is just for movies and mainstream but it simply looks better nuff said in my opinion
Lame, the character is lame, and her old costume is lame. I appreciate her and the outfit because it is a classic, but get with the times. she looks like lady gaga walking around in an outfit like that. At least the new out fit has been bringing in new females, ( i know several females interested in the character now that she dosen't "look like a slut anymore") there words not mine ha ha.
I actually like the new costume also. But never read wonder woman or care to so im meh. But I do dig the new look way better.
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