DC had debuted an all new design for Wonder Woman from Jim Lee, just in time for her 600th issue, on the racks this Wednesday.
Diana still sports her trademark red, white, and blue, including the iconic tiara and lasso, as well as updated gauntlets. But even with the classic accessories, it's a truly substantial redesign. The most dramatic change? Slacks!
Wonder Woman's look has remained largely the same for 70 years. Here's one look at the character's evolution (predating this design). Click for a larger view:
By the sound of things, JMS is taking a square one approach at the character. It's basically a reboot, giving Wonder Woman a new origin and circumstances. The costume reflects that, both in its contrast to the original design and its functionality. The Source Blog describes the new Diana as a "street fighter," which seems appropriate to her new hard knock life.
Did we mention she has pants now?
My take? Well, it's a Jim Lee design for sure, and that definitely adds soemthing of a 90s vibe. It's really all about that jacket. She almost seems more closely related to the original leather and shades design for the current Superboy. Then again, it does look a hell of a lot better in action than it does on the runway: