DC Comics today unveiled a new more kick ass and less sexy look for Wonder Woman. She’s more Lisbeth Salander than Lynda Carter.
J. Michael Straczynski (The Changeling) has reimagined her back story where:
instead of growing up on Paradise Island with her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and her Amazon sisters, is smuggled out as a baby when unknown forces destroy her home and slaughter its inhabitants.
I’m all excited for the reimagining of the character. The new costume was designed by Jim Lee who seemed to be worked up that he might get asked why he covered up her legs. Please.
Hey DC- how about hiring some women to create a film with the newly reimagined Wonder Woman? I have a story idea already. After years of searching, Wonder Woman finds the people who destroyed her home and exacts her revenge. Along the way she meets up with other women who were smuggled out and they form a consortium of female crime fighters.
How does that sound?
Here’s some Lynda Carter love:
Makeover for Wonder Woman at 69 (NY Times)