Yesterday Warner Bros. revealed the costume Gal Gadot will wear for her role in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The costume has her wearing boots. I don’t care for the inclusion of boots. Yes, she’s been drawn wearing heeled boots (including her first appearance)
but she’s also been drawn wearing greek sandals
and boots with no heel.
So there is no continuity over the last 70 plus years although there certainly has been some rethinking of how female characters are presented in media during that time.
A few years ago when they were making the disastrous NBC pilot they also had Wonder Woman wearing a heel. Here’s what I said then:
Wonder Woman is free of vanity. For her a costume should be utilitarian — to cover what needs be covered and to make her recognizable to scare off weak-willed adversaries and alert others to her involvement.
Having heels on her boots adds nothing. A boot heel will not make her run faster or kick harder or assist her in doing her job or make her recognizable. The only thing a heel does is please the eye. And that is something Wonder Woman should not care about.
A few folks have stated the heel is required to give her the height to stand with her co-stars Affleck and Cavill. That also does not require a costume with a heel as we’ve seen from dozens of films starring actors who are shorter than their female co-stars.
This is not about hating high heeled boots; I love high heeled boots. It’s fine if Wonder Woman wore them in her “civilian” identity. Rather, this is about questioning a costuming choice which puts the emphasis on Hollywood’s requirements for a Woman rather than the Wonder of the character.
Ever since the Arrow version of Black Canary first came out.. I’ve been desperate to draw her. I dig her pretty hard. So here we are! Just a little sketch!
[ Description: A photoset from the 2nd issue of The Dark Knight Returns, showing Carrie Kelly’s debut as Robin where she fearlessly saves Batman’s life when he loses a fight. ]
The first time Carrie meets Batman is when he goes off to the dump to fight the mutants, and damn near gets himself killed. Even Bruce realizes at the end, Batman needs a Robin. And Carrie, brave Carrie, with no combat training, selflessly leaps in to save him. She gives him something to keep fighting for.
Dark Knight Returns #2
also man i don’t know what was up with all that ‘my little monkey wrench’ business, it’s miller
From GirlRobins, a blog devoted to the appreciation of any and all girl robins, from Carrie Kelly to Stephanie Brown to Helena Wayne to any other woman who has donned the suit.