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Which is below the cut, but here's what creator Justin Pierce has to say about it:

"Some of you have contacted me over Wonder Woman's revamp. In reality, Double-Dubya goes through this once a decade or so, inevitably falling back on her iconic duds. She's even rocked the jacket/pants combo before. A 70-year-old character with an ever-changing creative staff begets these revamps. Also, in my opinion, DC doesn't really know what to do with Wonder Woman, but that's just my opinion."

alt text: Did you know that Wolverine and Betty Boop have the same hairstyle? Life is just full of little surprises.


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Date: 2010-07-04 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Guy's got a point. Off the top of my head, I can't think of a single superhero who's gone through a costume change who hasn't eventually gone back to his or her old costume. The logos change sometimes - view Bats going from the yellow-oval Bat-symbol back to the basic bat-on-chest, or Wondy going from the eagle (which I still prefer, by the way) to the double-W's - but the basic costume ALWAYS stays the same, and is always reverted to eventually. Let's just sit back and chill - like it or not, it's a flash in the pan.

Date: 2010-07-04 09:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
Carol Danvers - from the red Kree Mar-vell uniform to the black lightning bolt look.

Luke Cage - from the blouse and tiara to plainclothes.

Songbird - did she start as Screaming Mimi?

Wolverine - from brown to yellow and blue

Date: 2010-07-04 09:38 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Well, OK, true enough, but first of all, I would point out that while Carol's original outfit is no longer in use by HER, it HAS come back - it's being worn by the faux-MM now. Second, we have no actual proof at this point that Luke's plainclothes phase will be permanent - it's lasted for a while now, yes, but so did Spidey's black costume. Third, I'm not sure whether Songbird should count here, since she falls into a whole different category - that of villains who turn into heroes, which fairly often involves costume-and-name changes. Fourth, Wolvie actually started OUT in yellow-and-blue, so he's an example of my original point - he changed his costume, but it didn't stick.

Date: 2010-07-05 10:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
I thought Luke was always plainclothes... just that what it entailed back when he first appeared was rather different than now.

...except maybe for the tiara.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Date: 2010-07-05 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Nope, it's a costume, all right. He made it out of bits and pieces he picked up in a costume shop - and it was considered a tad flamboyant even back then, but it WORKED.

Date: 2010-07-06 06:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Yeah, it worked – because super villains were blinded by the glaring afterimages from that neon yellow shirt against dark skin and couldn't see where to punch or shoot!

Date: 2010-07-07 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Arguably, though, that actually enhanced his badass rep. To paraphrase from 'Firefly': 'Man walks down the street wearing a costume like that, you know he's not afraid of anything'.

Date: 2010-07-04 12:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
Also, Nightwing.


Date: 2010-07-04 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
All right, point taken, there are SOME, but not many, and it's rarely for long. None of the really iconic superheroes have had a permanent costume change that I can think of.

Date: 2010-07-04 01:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flidgetjerome
I think there's a settling-in period and some of them last longer than others but when you do find that iconic outfit you stick with it. Like how Tony had the grey armor for some time at first before he ended up with the red and gold he's been with ever since.

Date: 2010-07-04 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
You're quite right; there is - or used to be; it's not so common anymore - an 'awkward first costume phase' that some go through before settling on the one that's right for them. Tony is a bit of an iffy example of that, though, since his 'costume' is powered armor, which by its very nature is always getting upgraded and modified and tinkered around with - as a result, while his basic look has stayed very much the same for quite a while, it's been experimented with a LOT, like that brief period when his faceplate had a nose on it, remember that? Still, everyone knows the basics of what he looks like, which I think is what you meant.

Date: 2010-07-05 05:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bariman
A faceplace with a nose? Does that make Tony smell?

Date: 2010-07-05 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
In my opinion, it just made him look like he was part songbird, but that may just be me.

Date: 2010-07-05 10:51 pm (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
No more than usual, but at least the odor was kept inside the armor.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Date: 2010-07-06 02:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bariman
Yeah, you can deal with so much alcohol-tinged vomit smell.


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