Wonder Woman Trades In Onesie For Stretch Pants, Tiny Jacket

There’s little doubt that the old look for Wonder Woman was outdated, but DC went and replaced her with, well, this — a Suicide Girls reject whose shopping buddy is Trinity from The Matrix.

DC is relaunching the character with a new backstory and powers. For instance, now she’s got a little Zorro in her. When she hits someone with one of her bracelets it leaves a W mark. Yeah.

Go ahead and check your calendar. It’s not April Fools’ Day.

DC Comics Has Ruined Wonder Woman! [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

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  1. VOIDMunashii says:

    Is she becmong a greaser now? Reminds me of the old Superboy desgin.

  2. smo0 says:

    Bye bye hourglass…. *cry*

  3. pecan 3.14159265 says:

    I’m not a fan of the new look at all, and I don’t like that DC Comics is changing the outfit. It’s iconic! It would be like Thor wearing a parka instead of animal pelts.

  4. tekgk says:

    No rope?

  5. dolemite says:

    Yeah…don’t like. Looks more like an art school student than an Amazonian warrior. Plus…she’s basically an exact copy of Wonder Girl from Teen Titans. What’s the point of remaking her into a character that basically already exists? And messing with the origin? I really hate when they do that. You didn’t see the Greeks going back and redoing their mythos every few years to make more money or make their characters more appealing to “tweens”. “See, this Hercules guy…basically was born into the Gods, but his dad said he couldn’t have a cellphone, so he left home…while on Earth, if he listens to Ludacris, he gets really strong…”

  6. raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

    Those bracers look … like the support braces people with carpal tunnel wear. Can she move her wrists at all?

  7. KillerBee says:

    I rather like it. Plus, imagine what she can do to supervillians with those nails.

    Than again, Wonder Woman never ranked anywhere near the top of my list of favorite superheroes, so I guess… who cares?

    • pawnblue says:

      I agree with Bee, WW isn’t really a headlining character, so what’s the big deal? She’s fine for a supporting role, but I’d rather see Black Canary, Catwoman or even the Huntress as a lead.

      The outfit is okay, I guess, but I’d have moved her to a more Grecian theme. I don’t think this will be the outfit for long anyway.

    • Whales says:

      Yeah, I’ve never really paid attention to Wonder Woman before, and I like the redesign.

      I guess we’re the target audience.

  8. Im Just Saying says:

    It’s crazy how much press and outrage this change is getting. DC has been trying to relaunch WW into a top tier character for years and every time….NO ONE READS IT! Why is everyone so upset about something they seemingly care so little about?

    • redskull says:

      Good question. Maybe it’s a comfort thing. She’s been around forever and it’s nice to know she’s still there, even if you don’t read her book.

    • notovny says:

      I intended to post something like this. On the whole, what I’ve read about what JMS is doing with the character seems at least a little interesting, and might get me to pick up a copy or two.

      However, almost everyone who says “I hate the new design” doesn’t pay attention to the character, and if you don’t read the character or follow DC comics, nothing’s going to change for you. You want Wonder Woman toys, posters, and clothing in the old design, they’ll be there. You want to watch cartoons with Wonder Woman in the old design? They’re there. You want to dress up as Wonder Woman and attempt to fight crime, and get hideously injured when the bracelets you tried to deflect bullets with turn out to be made of cheap plastic? Go to town.

      And at any rate, it’s almost certainly going to wind up temporary. It’s comics, after all. Making a significant change stick is /hard/.

    • coren says:

      I was gonna come in and rebut that argument with sales figures, but numbers that low got a couple of my favorite Marvel books canceled.

  9. pop top says:

    It’s nice to see a female superhero in something that they could actually fight in without any wardrobe malfunctions. Although I’m not a fan of the jacket, everything else looks pretty good.

  10. dorianh49 says:

    When you are a wonder woman, sometimes you wear stretch pants in your room. It’s for fun.

  11. coren says:

    Aside from the fact that this is so little to do with consumer issues it’s ridiculous…Trinity from the Matrix? The one who wore nothing but black shiny…something? I’m pretty sure she didn’t wear gold anything, or much of any other color. Plus, a reference from the current decade would be nice.

    • PunditGuy says:

      Today has been a little off. Is there a writer’s strike going on we don’t know about?

  12. Arphahat says:

    What’s happened? Why is Consumerist sarcastic and openly negative about everything now, regardless of how inconsequential?

  13. eargang says:

    Confused how this goes on Consumerist? Kinda tired seeing it on every other blog, so maybe that suggests my bias.

    Anyhow, they’re doing the ol’ “changing the timeline” thing and this Wonder Woman is going to be spending the next couple of years trying to “fix things” at which point she’ll be back in a bathing suit with a tiara. None of these things last (google “iron spidey”).

    .

  14. redskull says:

    Regarding her bracelets leaving a W mark, I think you mean she has a little bit of Phantom in her, not Zorro. The Phantom wore rings that marked people when he punched them. Zorro slashed a Z in things as a calling card.

    I’m a bit confused as to how a W on the BACK of her gauntlet can leave a W on someone’s forehead when she punches them with her fist. Chalk it up to comic book science, I guess.

    I wouldn’t get too worked up about this redesign. Pretty much every superhero out there has had a costume update at some point in their careers (remember Superman’s blue & white unitard in the 90s?). They do it as an excuse to try and bring in new readers. The new costume usually lasts a year or so, before they end up going back to the old one.

  15. Osi says:

    hot hot hot

  16. Thyme for an edit button says:

    I think it looks cool, but I don’t really read comics so what do I know.

  17. Southern says:

    I guess the thing that bothers me the most about the change is that the (old) look wasn’t just iconic, it was patriotic. The only thing missing from her old costume was the blue and white stripes.

    It’s almost like they’re changing the look to appease some type of anti-US sentiment.

    • KillerBee says:

      Which was always weird since she isn’t American. She’s Amazonian or something.

      • Southern says:

        So just because she wasn’t *born* in the USA means she couldn’t be patriotic?

        Superman was born on another planet, he still wears his Red, White & Blue.

        Just to keep it comic related, I won’t even get into the number of immigrants who come to this country and fly the US flag.

        So yeah, I guess only people that were born in the US are allowed to be patriotic, and I must’ve forgot the /sarcasm tag in my post.. so here it is.

        /sarcasm

        :-)

        (Seriously, I wasn’t trying to be sarcastic. What’s next, are they going to change Captain America’s costume to lose the patriotic symbolism also?)

        • coren says:

          Yeah but she’s not America woman or Wonder America. And Superman wears yellah!

        • PunditGuy says:

          So you honestly believe there’s an anti-American conspiracy afoot that is systematically removing patriotic symbols from the nation’s comic books? I’m assuming you’re wearing red, white and blue tinfoil at this very moment.

        • LBD "Nytetrayn" says:

          Superman was a Canadian creation, ironically. Either way, he has no white on his costume– it’s red, blue, and yellow.

          As for Wonder Woman, I think she’s been more like an ambassador or emissary of her Amazonian home island to the U.S. (or maybe just to the rest of the world, and stationed in the U.S.). Other than her odd (insofar as that role goes) attire, I’m unaware of any real patriotism. In fact, I’m pretty sure that when push came to shove, she sided with her sisters back on the island in some story.

          • wildgift says:

            They should have made her an Amazonian. Maybe a Yanomami indigenous person or something. Then she could carry around a blowgun with sodium pentathol darts that make you tell the truth.

        • Rectilinear Propagation says:

          So just because she wasn’t *born* in the USA means she couldn’t be patriotic?

          Yeah, pretty sure that’s not what KillerBee meant.

          Superman was born on another planet, he still wears his Red, White & Blue.

          Yes, because he was raised in America. Everyone is familiar with Superman’s origins because of the TV shows and movies. The general public is not as familiar with Wonder Woman’s backstory so we don’t associate her with the USA the way we do with Superman. We just know she’s an Amazon from a hidden island.

    • PunditGuy says:

      You’re missing your sarcasm tag. HTML must have eaten it.

    • coren says:

      Good ol patriotic Amazonian princess (or Greek, at times). America Fuck Yeah, she says!

  18. SexCpotatoes says:

    Is she undercover as a hooker or something?

  19. OranjeLament says:

    This ‘updated’ costume needs an update. She looks like a Marvel character from 1993.

  20. Sunflower1970 says:

    I like it. I really like it.

  21. YouDidWhatNow? says:

    For all of you who think this is news…Wonder Woman has gone through *lots* of costume changes over the years – as has pretty much all superheros.

    There well and truly is nothing to see here, and it’s pretty darned likely that after a while they’ll take her back to a costume more like the one-piece swimsuit you’re used to.

  22. HeatherLynn30 says:

    I hate this so much. It makes me weep for my childhood.

  23. LVSinner says:

    I stopped reading the article when it said, “she’s got a little Zorro in her.” That’s Hot

  24. TuxedoCartman says:

    I like it, actually.

  25. The Marionette says:

    Doesn’t look bad, of course seeing as this is a comic site a lot of the overweights will find her new look a tad weird. I for one don’t care since well….. it’s a drawing

  26. Paladin_11 says:

    I absolutely hate it. Her new origin is no different from Superman’s, the new costume is ridiculous, and it undoes all the great work George Perez did on her last “new” origin. This is no way to treat the second most iconic and powerful (hero) character in the DC Universe.

  27. sendbillmoney says:

    This is DC Comics’s New Coke.

  28. gman863 says:

    Does this mean Xena will have to play catch-up by getting a new pair of Birkenstocks?

  29. Draw2much says:

    Other than the jacket (which looks silly and for some reason reminds me of the 90s) I thought it was ok. I like it better than her star-spangled panties.

    THAT BEING SAID. I have always thought, and I still hold to this, what they really needed to do was make her outfit look more Greek/Amazonian without changing the basic outfit too much. They’ve done this before, and it looked great, but they never kept those designs.

    I really like her belt in this picture though. I dunno why. It looks cool! D:

  30. Tiandli says:

    Doesn’t look like Wonder Woman, more like Wonder Girl.

  31. nbs2 says:

    She looks like she belongs in one of Gaiman’s Sandman pieces.

  32. chaesar says:

    how exxxtreme!