One of DC comics’ oldest heroines—Wonder Woman—has now become eligible for a costume upgrade. Clad in a red bodice and star spangled underwear for 69 years, she now sports skin-tight black pants, a dark blue bolero and less cleavage. This new look is ‘designed for the 21st century’, says Michael Straczynsky in DC’s official press release. Not just that, she also has a new genesis story to go with the costume change. Instead of having been moulded out of magic clay by her Amazonian mother and sent to subvert the patriarchy of our world, DC Comics now casts her as a refugee from the Amazonian Paradise Island. Scheduled for release in Wonder Woman Issue #600, let’s see if this conceptualisation of a strong woman goes well with readers.
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