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Wonder Woman #600 went on sale today, revealing a new look for the Amazonian princess.  The new look, designed by Jim Lee, is a drastic departure from her classic swimsuit look, although most of its design elements remain in place.  This seems to be an attempt to prepare the world for a different look she might have in her movie if it ever gets made.

This will take some getting used to.  This issue marks the beginning of J. Michael Straczynski's run, and he is going to hit a post Infinite Crisis reset button.  According to the New York Times article on the matter, "In the reimagining of her story, Wonder Woman, 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."  Sometimes a reboot is what a character needs.  Wonder Woman is a time-honored American icon and has always been a third of DC's trinity that also includes Superman and Batman, but she's always had trouble keeping up in terms of sales.  Can Straczynski pull this off, and will fandom, not to mention the general public, get behind this new look, or will it go away after a couple of years?

 

 

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