So apparently Wonder Woman got a new costume today. The nerd outcry has been deafening.
We go through this every single time there's a costume change. Remember Electric Superman? How about Captain America's new duds? This sort of thing isn't new and certainly isn't new to the character of Wonder Woman.
Honestly, I find the outrage to be a bit hypocritical. Wonder Woman is consistently a low seller for DC. Most of the people who are buying superhero comics are boys, and boys aren't typically interested in girls who can kick their ass let alone women who can kick their favorite hero's ass. All of a sudden these fanboys, who didn't care to read Woman Woman past its new first issue back in the summer of 2006, claim to be angry over a costume change designed to drum up interest in the book again. If half of the fanboys eagerly eating up Batman every month were also buying Wonder Woman, this publicity stunt wouldn't have been necessary.
I'm not a fan of Jim Lee's artwork, but the costume certainly isn't the worst thing she's ever worn. It looks a lot more practical than running about in heels.
So what does Lynda Carter think of the new look?
"I think Wonder Woman has a mind of her own. And I think she was just kind of ready for something new. She's got an attitude and if this is the new thing that she wants to wear, well, by God, she's going to wear it. And I like that."
EDIT: Here's a nice history of Wonder Woman's costume changes since her debut.