The Story So Far: after a long postcard campaign from jerks like me, DC Comics is celebrating the 600th issue of Wonder Woman this month. Also the 600th issues of Batman and Superman, but those aren’t as important as Wonder Woman. I was reading iFanboy this morning and stumbled across Jim Lee’s redesign of Wonder Woman for her 600th issue. I am, surprisingly, not completely disgusted. Mainly because Wonder Woman’s iconic costume is completely ridiculous and inappropriate; I lovingly call it the USO Ameritits Bikini. Anything is an improvement.
But still… leather jacket? Black choker? Jim Lee shouldn’t be trusted with stuff like this (see his bastardization of The Huntress character in Hush). My favorite take on Wonder Woman remains Carly Monardo’s, mainly because she’s recognizing Wonder Woman’s roots as the princess of effin’ Themyscira and not trying to dress her up as some patriotic Rush Limbaugh fap-fest.
You can see more redesigns like this over at Project Rooftop, a blog that serves no purpose other than hosting fan redesigns of superhero costumes. Which is wonderful.