Note: In the onslaught of new titles with DC’s New 52, Cliff Chiang and Brian Azzarello’s Wonder Woman has been a standout from the beginning. And we were surprised (with glee!) to see in the previews for Wonder Woman #8 that Diana was dressing for war. Dean digs the nods to Wonder Woman’s original costume, and I can’t stop marveling at that arm armor. Look below the art to see Chiang’s exclusive comments to P:R, and then see the costume in action tomorrow when the book goes on sale! – Chris A.
When asked by P:R, Chiang had alot to say about the design:
The armor in issue 8 was my initial design concept when Brian and I decided to work on the book. At the time, we were unaware of a line-wide relaunch, so for us it was going to be a very clear signal to the readers of where we were taking the character. We knew we were going to push the warrior angle, and I wanted the armor to recall the classic Wonder Woman colors and design ideas. Her hair is tied up with gold rope, like her lasso. The WW symbol is still an eagle, but the wings point upward, and feels more like a crest than a logo. While I’ve had a lot of fun drawing Jim Lee’s costume for Wonder Woman, Brian and I both liked this design and hoped to use it somewhere, and this little trip to hell was the perfect opportunity.