When I read Topless Robot this morning, I realized he said what I was thinking almost verbatim.
Still, allow me to list why I hate it.
2) That jacket… Has Wonder Woman raided a Capezio or something? It’s a shrug. Leather jackets are cool. If they’re not a pleather shug knockoff of a “Members Only” jacket.
3) No boots? You put her in flats? Am I the only one waiting for that epic panel in which her gold plated slipper goes boomerang-ing off and hits someone in the face?
(For the record, I like the gaunlets and the bustier. See? I’m not a total hater)
I’ve had guys ask me why I hate this, since there’s been talk in the past about WW’s outfit and that women have asked how she could fight in it and that it was too skimpy or that this is much less slutty.
My first thought?
There was an warrior princess not too long ago and she managed to kick ass in what she wore and not look like a slut.
But seriously, is it that hard to take a few touches from actual dark urban fantasy?
(Look…pants…boots..no flippy floppy gold flats)
JMS said, “It’s a look designed to be taken seriously, as a warrior”
From a totally female perspective, if WW walked around in an urban area in what you have her in now, of COURSE she’d be in fights. Because people would be jumping her for looking like a poser.
Do. No. Like.
If you really want to get modern with this storyline, then you may want an arc in which one of Diana’s friends makes a call to the Style network to get her on “What Not To Wear”. Because that’s what any modern woman who considers her a friend would do.