It’s clear from all the buzz The Avengers and The Dark Knight have generated that comic book characters are still a pretty huge aspect of our culture, and for good reason! We’ve always needed heroes and there may not be a time that we won’t. The comic book universe has given us something we can’t find anywhere else. Its long history has given us heroes with every power we can imagine and just about any story we could want. It’s a strange and great combination of writing and illustration that’s an art all while largely not being considered one. Comics are still, by and large, considered for kids, despite years and years of movie success and a demographic switch aimed at adult white males. People of every age and gender walked out of The Avenger with a favorite hero, and that was only a team of 5.
It’s no secret that there’s soon to be a live action adaptation of Wonder Woman for TV that have a lot of people divided. Not since the 70s and The New Adventures of Wonder Woman starring Lynda Carter has there been a show about the Amazonian princess. With the recent premiere of Young Justice and the launch of MAC’s line of Wonder Woman make-up, however, she’s garnered a lot of interest.
This comes as awesome news to fans of her comic books, who recently were also witness to a costume change for Wonder Woman that received mixed reactions. While more practical in many ways, a few found it lacking, and others were just too upset that the original costume was gone in the first place. The rest of us were fine with it, as the change from star-spangled bikini briefs to pants made sense and didn’t grate the eyes.