I’m pretty sure this has been done before, and I’m pretty sure it didn’t work then.
Back in the 90’s when everyone and their dad was buying comic books for their collector value, major comic companies would come up with these crazy gimmick story lines that would result in the hero changing their costume, or there hair, or something else that would eventually change back with-in the year. It happened with Superman (Red vs. Blue anyone?) and it happened with Batman (ouch, my back!), and now DC is giving Wonder Woman the treatment. I guess fighting crime with star-spangled bloomers and the cleavage of the gods just wasn’t cutting it anymore.
Now granted, DC hasn’t been able to keep Wonder Woman afloat as an on-going title for years, because sales were just not high enough. I guess they thought they had to do something drastic, and bringing in one of comicdom’s top writers, J Michael Straczynski just wasn’t enough. DC figures if they have Wonder Woman fighting crime looking like a glammed-up weekend biker chick, they’ll have people busting the doors of their comic shop to get a piece of the action.
Really guys? Is the the best treatment you can give one of your, so called, flagship characters?