After years of having the same look, Wonder Woman is getting a makeover. In Wonder Woman #600 of Wonder Woman, released in comic shops today, the Amazon Princess gets a modern redesign of her legendary costume. The costume, redesigned by DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, coincides with the start of a new creative team on the book as well as a new adventure for Wonder Woman. The new team consists of writer J. Michael Straczynski and artists Don Kramer and Michael Babinski.
Check out Wonder Woman in her new costume here at right (click image for larger, full view).
The direction for the book puts Wonder Woman in a modern era where her original origin story has been altered. The world she would have known is now destroyed and her Amazon race is in danger of extinction. Wonder Woman’s world is now in an urban setting where she knows little about her previous life and she will have to fight to survive.
The costume itself is a great refresher for the character to bring her into a modern world. The costume redesign comes at the right time to add a new twist to the Wonder Woman story. The new costume is not only a change in wardrobe, but also an introduction to a new Wonder Woman mythos. The change also brings the character into a modern time where all women, young and old, can relate.
Although the costume redesign has met mixed criticism online, the change is a welcomed one. There has been criticism of “that’s not the Wonder Woman we know,” but this is a chance to meet a new Wonder Woman with the same core and a different story.