Wonder Woman Gets New Costume! Also, Her Whole Origin’s Changed.

06.30.10 7 years ago 5 Comments

So, DC has let J. Michael Straczynski do a retcon and revamp of Wonder Woman, who now wasn’t raised by the amazons, but smuggled off the island as a baby to be raised in an “urban setting.” Because if you think of Wonder Woman, you think “street cred.” Oh, and just about all the Amazons are dead. As the DC Source Blog reported:

The Gods, for reasons of their own but which may have something to with their survival and perhaps the survival of Earth itself, have changed the timeline. In the new timeline, years ago the Gods removed their protection from Paradise Island, and left it vulnerable to attack. And attacked it was. Led by a dark figure, a veritable army descended upon the Island, equipped with weapons that could kill even the Amazons. Outgunned, doomed, Hippolyta gave over her three-year-old daughter to a handful of guardians who spirited her away as Hippolyta led one last desperate battle against the forces that had come to destroy all she had created. In that final battle, she and most of the Amazons were killed, though some managed to escape.

It’s now nearly twenty years later. Diana has been raised in an urban setting, but with a foot in both worlds. She has little or no memory of the other timeline. She knows only what she’s been told by those who raised her On the run, hunted, she must try to survive, help the other refugee Amazons escape the army that is still after them, discover who destroyed Paradise Island and why…and if the timeline can be corrected or not. She also does not yet have access to her full powers, but will be gaining them as she goes. Along the way, she will face a range of enemies — human and otherwise — who we have not seen before.

But while you’d think people would be interested in this big change to Wonder’s past (which will premiere in Wonder Woman #600), everyone’s concerned with her new Jim Lee-designed outfit, which ditches her ever changing stars-and-stripes onesie for a more tasteful, if horribly 90s, shirt-and-pants-combo. I’m guessing it’s because everyone knows that the timeline will eventually go back to normal, but we’ll be seeing this on “10 worst superhero costume revamps” lists forever.

[DC Source]

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