I've been meaning to say something about this new Wonder Woman costume.
My first reaction was on Facebook was "Holy crap! This is just disrespectful.
"I'm not against trying to make Wonder Woman's costume less overtly sexy or showy, but this doesn't respect her iconography at all. She has problems with her character being very well defined, but she is one of the strongest icons in comic books. This strips her of anything that makes her familiar to general readers.
"The worse part is, if their intention was indeed to get her into a less overtly sexy or showy costume than it's a massive failure, because it's only a matter of time before they go back, quite likely even pretending this was a single storyline change like the electric Superman costume. And because of the bad vibes over it, her recent costume will become even more entrenched.
"Wonder Woman is the female superhero in the minds of non-geeks. Her iconography is the most important part of who she is. Dressing her as a second tier Teen Titan is foolish commercially and just disrespectful."
Yeah, I stole and slightly altered my joke for the title of this, mostly after reading Bold Fashion Choices--The New, New (New) Wonder Woman, which notes the similarity to the Marvel look in this new look.
I just think if you put this new Wonder Woman in this outfit alongside Superman and Batman in something like Trinity and people will wonder "Who the hell is that?"
In Wonder Woman Throughout the Years by Brian Cronin, he says, "We don't know what the future will hold for Wonder Woman exactly, but one thing certainly seems to be certain – some sort of costume change will eventually occur."
Does that leave this as just a publicity stunt? Or is it intended as a new direction that's destined to fail despite its best intentions?