July 1st, 2010
04:38 PM ET
Not even the early success of "Eclipse" could bring out the comments as much as a change in Wonder Woman's iconic costume.
Those who disliked the costume, at first glance, certainly made their feelings known. "WHAT THE???? You do not take an iconic symbol...and change it. I do NOT like the new digs...You made her 'normal'...and who wants that??," wrote "TheWonderiestWoman."
"Mary" wrote, "I don't like the look. Wonder woman is an amazon, and at the very least should wear something that looks like armor. I HATE the pants in particular. So 1980's."
Artist Jim Lee, a comic book icon in his own right, seems to understand the importance of the character's costume, which was changed once before to a 1960s "mod look." "Wonder Woman’s costume is so infused into our understanding of the identity of the character that it took many numerous back and forths ’til we broke down what existed, got back metaphorically to the clay from which Wonder Woman started and something new started to form," he said.
As much as some of the commenters disliked that "something new," there were plenty of others who were ready to embrace it. "lol" opined, "Loving the new outfit. It's got that edgy feel to it. She has that 'don't mess with me' look about her, very hot."
"jodi," meanwhile, was on the fence: "She doesn't look like Wonder Woman anymore. She looks cool, just not like the WW I know and love."
iReporter Harry Crosland thinks that this change won't last. "Radical costume changes rarely ever stick," he said. "Eventually the artists will gravitate back to the originals because that's what resonates well with readers."
One thing that could very well determine that is whether or not this new look brings in new readers, and only time will tell about that. In the meantime, feel free to share your take on Wonder Woman on video, or in the comments below.
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