Great Hera, that awful 'biker chick' outfit, topped with that Emo wig - I adore the Deodato era for its outrageous action [not to mention the similarly outrageous sexuality] but why did Diana have to wear this outfit, when Artemis took over her role?If I had written the book at the time, in honour of the old continuity I would instead have had Diana wear all white outfits, in honour of her non-super-powered late 60s early 70s era, until issue 100 when she took back her role from the late Artemis.
I preferred Cullins and Moder because they emphasized strength and storytelling over sensuality and action, but I still enjoyed Deodato's run. He always get blamed for this nightmare gear, probably because what Bolland was likely trying to make satirical Deodato unironically embraced. I love the "Diana Prince" era, but I think the point was less nostalgia and more a commentary on the Chromium Age.
Storm can adopt the biker punk look and make it work. Wonder Woman… not so much.I'm a little surprised this look was never repurposed for Donna or Cassie as a rebellious Wonder Girl look.
Come to think of it, at the start of her career, Cassie wore a sort of juvenile version of this (mostly black, shorts, wig with similar hairstyle, practical shoes.) I guess fashion had just moved on by the time anybody would have been looking for inspiration.
Im re-reading those very WW issues right now, Diabolu - the ones where Cassie -who Byrne draws like shes a ten year old boy! - wears that weird mish-mash shorts 'n' shoes combo.That look really got on my nerves. Thank Hera she finally grew into her looks, is all I can say.
I disliked the Byrne run in general, but the creation of a new Wonder Girl specifically bugged me. Cassie's first suit was hideous, but in retrospect that was by design, and it worked to establish her as a tomboy who was working on her own. I think the character developed well over time, specifically under Peter David and Geoff Johns.
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