In the newly released Suicide Squad #1, out today, you might notice something very different about the Squad’s tough-as-nails leader Amanda Waller: Formerly one of the rarest breeds in the DC Universe — a full-figured lady — “The Wall” has apparently transformed into “The Rail,” adopting the same interchangeable hourglass figure and 22-inch waist as pretty much every other superheroine. I guess because there are no fat chicks allowed in the new DCU.
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The Flash changed reality to have a “no fatties” policy. Also removed marriages, in fact.. I will blame the character of Barry Allen for every dumb DCU change, like high collars. As it’s ok to hate him, but not the real people who make the asshole choices, them.. I just sigh.
Basically my feelings about the DC reboot so far. While the DC execs sat in a room for weeks at a time just deciding whether or not Wonder Woman should have pants, the boys at Locke and Key have been churning out fantastic, original art and stories that make me swoon.
Supergirl lashes out: “Jim Lee’s costume redesigns have made us all look like idiots! IDIOTS! And where did Wonder Woman’s pants go? WHY DID SHE HAVE PANTS ONLY TO HAVE THEM TAKEN AWAY RETROACTIVELY?”
I like to write comics about things I don’t understand.
Found out about this and had to make a thing about it.
One step forward, two steps back.
Come on, DC. I’m trying to root for you here, but seriously.
Quick Google search for ‘wonder woman shorts’ has a whole lot of “Wonder Woman fans rejoice! The shorts are back!” style posts which I guess kind of shows why DC did it - because they realized Wonder Woman fans care more about whether or not they can jerk off to the character than, you know, the actual character.
You can ask any Wonder Woman fan to come up with twenty words to describe the character and although “sexy” might be in there, “short-wearing” certainly won’t. Yet you lose the shorts and make her practical and people cry, “YOU’RE CHANGING EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT THE CHARACTER.”
And now that I’m ranting…
It’s the same shit when the Donald Glover/Spider-Man thing was going around and the Idris Elba/Heimdall and the old Michael Clarke Duncan/Kingpin thing. Looking at Spider-Man/Peter Parker - ask any fan to choose 20 words that the character…fuck, I’d even say 100 words…and I will bet dollars-to-donuts no-one will say “white.” Yet here come rumors of a black Peter Parker and everyone’s saying, “YOU’RE CHANGING THE CHARACTER!”
Bullshit. Comic fans like two things: white people and tits.
TBH I just thought the pants were fucking ugly, speaking as an artist and a feminist. As for the race thing uhh beats me, I’m white so I can’t effectively comment on issues like that.
My girlfriend and I agree, the pants weren’t terrible but they didn’t look better than the classic look by any means. I’m okay with this.
This is bogus. I loved the pants; the shorts have always been drawn inconsistently, with different cuts, differently-shaped stars with ever-differing placement, all depending on the taste of the artist and what his editor would let him get away with. The pants brought a more modern sensibility to the character and they also — finally — meant that she might have a pocket or two to hold something like a JLA communicator or cash or the Atom. — Ryking
I just can’t think of a single interesting Wonder Woman story of the last several years. her “iconic” outfit isn’t that great looking . The top is still kind of dumb and nothing about her outfit says “Mythical Greek Goddess/Hero” to me. the WW expy seen for maybe 2 pages in an issue of Planetary was such a better design.
“- While planning the September relaunch, DC’s editorial team constructed a timeline that details the universe’s history. Everything from the past that editors thought was integral and important was kept. - DC confirmed that stories like Blackest Night, Brightest Day, Identity Crisis, Death in the Family, and Killing Joke are still part of the DCU history. In fact, editors said, some events in those stories are specifically referenced in September. - DC would not confirm that other storylines will or will not be part of the universe’s new history. (For example, we asked about Geoff Johns’ recent Superman: Secret Origin story, to no avail.) Readers will have to wait and see. - Both Action Comics and Justice League are set at the “dawning of the age of superheroes,” DC said. (But that dawn doesn’t appear to be too long ago, since it’s being reported that they will take place only five years in the past.) - All other September titles will be taking place in DC’s “contemporary times,” unless it’s a period piece, like Demon Knights, Jonah Hex or Legion of Super-Heroes.”
So, DC is just doing another one of their “holy shit guys! we are gonna fix our history right THIS TIME events.” I think this is the 6th one or so that involves retconing since Crisis on Infinite Earths.
But this time they are renumbering everything to make it seem like a new continuity.. and retconning Killing Joke along with giving Harley the stupidest costume.
My interest has just gone away.