Wonder Woman, the famous 69-year-old crime fighting heroine from DC comics, now dons contemporary style clothing giving her a "trendy" look from her classic swimsuit.
The new writer for DC comics, J. Michael Straczynski, told The New York Times that he wanted to "toughen her up and give her a modern sensibility." DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, who designed the modern "X-men" comics, came up with the new look of Wonder Woman.
"We have to remember here that when Wonder Woman was introduced in 1941, nearly 70 years ago, her outfit was designed with a 1940s sensibility," Straczynski stated on DC Comics' The Source blog. "What woman only wears one outfit for 70 years?"
Straczynski's mission was to re-create what Wonder Woman would look like now without ever having a past history. "I wanted her to look strong and tough but still quite beautiful," he stated on the blog. "Let’s give her clothes that she can fight in, that add to her presence and her strength and her power."
Ever since her creation, there has been much controversy over how a woman could fight crime by only wearing a swimsuit. Straczynski explained that he wanted to "give her clothes that she can fight in, that add to her presence and her strength and her power."
Staczynski's assures that her roots will still be in the Amazonian universe but in a more modern setting and "the result will, we hope, be a redesign that is as current with the zeitgeist of the 21st century as the original was with 1941.”
Wonder Women's new look will appear in Issue 600, which hits stores on Wednesday, June 30.