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Justice League - Wonder Woman Redesigns by Femmes-Fatales Justice League - Wonder Woman Redesigns by Femmes-Fatales
Justice League redesigns, part 11 of 12.

Having asked you all pick your favourite Justice League members from a selective list, Wonder Woman placed second overall. Out of 97 votes, she received 15.

Wonder Woman is my personal favourite member of the Justice League and is in fact my favourite character over at DC Comics. I think she's an excellent role model and exhibits the basic human virtues that we should all live by -- honesty, patience, and compassion. She has a respect for human life and views violence as the last resort in a conflict. As I've previously said to some, Wonder Woman is a cross between Xena and the late Princess Diana... sort of like a Mother Theresa with a sword. She's always been a beacon of light at DC Comics and has become a symbol for equality in the world with many citing her as both a feminist and gay icon. After all, Wonder Woman does more than just beat up psychopaths and toss them in insane asylums. I've always felt that George Perez, Phil Jimenez and Greg Rucka understood her character best and their runs on her title include some of the best storytelling found in comic books. Of course, because she's not Batman most people haven't bothered to touch said stories which is a shame. In re-imagining her for this series, I didn't want to stray too far from the characterization established by Perez, Jimenez and Rucka. She's a brilliant tactician and warrior who puts her skills to use as a diplomat and ambassador of peace. While she's comfortable duking it out with the likes of Ares and Cheetah, she's much more comfortable visiting orphanages and refugee camps to aid the sick and abandoned while also preferring addressing dictators and diplomats via lectures and treaties. She'd also be one of the few League members not to use a secret identity. Diana lives her life transparently and to use a secret identity would be a form of lying according to Diana. As such, she'd be viewed as the most approachable League member and would theoretically draw more trust than even Superman would. Of course, there would be a division of people who view her as barbaric and pagan due to her religious beliefs. This would draw a lot of protests from people insisting Wonder Woman be taken off the League. In terms of her relationships on the team, Diana would be the glue that holds the League together given how easily she gets along with each member though she'd admittedly find Hal a little grating and would find Bruce mildly off-putting given her inability to trust him due to his secretive nature (again, Diana would view 'secrets' as an extension of dishonesty). Nevertheless, Diana's closest friends would be Clark, Shayera, Dinah and Barry while also maintaining a seemingly harmless flirtation with Arthur.

In redesigning Wonder Woman, I did want to put some pants on her as I've shockingly grown to like it. However, I know it's a controversial idea among many who would prefer her to remain in a bathing suit so to appease two sides of the Wonder Woman coin I decided to give her two looks. The first is yet another version of Diana in a Greek warrior garb. The other is a more modern take on her costume largely inspired by her current costume in the New 52. I'm fairly pleased with how they came out. You'll all have to let me know which one you prefer and WHY. :)

All the other Justice League members can be found in my gallery.

Enjoy!
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MadFacedkid Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Looks great definitely like the redesign.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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waterphoenix857 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
both versions look awesome XD
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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kyubiman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student
Both designs are awesome, I do like the traditional look as it is more inline with Ancient Greek armor which is understandable given her origins, but her pants are very nice too. The way I see it, the traditional is more for heavy combat while her pants is more "casual" or regular attire, much like how Batman and Superman have armor for when it is needed.
Recently purchased the first three Wonder Woman New 52 comics and they were awesome. So right now I'm gong through a Wonder Woman phase.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time out to leave a comment. :)

I personally like both looks and that's really why I posted both. Wonder Woman is such a versatile character who has so much depth, so it only makes sense that she could pull off both looks. Hardcore fans of Wonder Woman have really seen the character wear the garb of a warrior when the occasion calls for it. It looks good on her. Of course, sleek and modern clothing does as well. She's more than just a vigilante like Batman or a superhero like Superman. She is an ambassador of peace and the ultimate symbol of love.

If you're enjoying the New 52 title, I'd definitely recommend reading the George Perez, Phil Jimenez, and Greg Rucka runs. Perez is largely viewed as one of the best Wonder Woman writers and his run really redefined Wonder Woman for modern audiences. Jimenez's time on the title was equally as great, especially after mistakes made by Bill Messner-Loebs and John Byrne. However, Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman issues are pretty much universally regarded as the best Wonder Woman stories out there. To my knowledge, the majority of these issues can be found on Comixology.
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kyubiman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student
Thanks for the info! I'll have to look into after I build up my Shazam collection some more.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! I do hope you'll check out those issues. As far as DC Comics superheroes go, Wonder Woman is far and wide the best.
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bbraeforeve Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look 2 cause the silver
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. :)
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