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  • Wonder Woman Over the Years

    After decades of fighting crime in star-spangled spandex, Wonder Woman's costume has been revamped.
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  • Wonder Woman Over the Years

    Wonder Woman's costume has been relatively unchanged since her first appearance in 1941 from her boots, tiara and bracelets to its patriotic themes.
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  • Wonder Woman Over the Years

    Wonder Woman's early appearances lacked the feminist appeal that later versions have had.
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  • Wonder Woman Over the Years

    As she progressed, Wonder Woman's costume retained many of its basic elements. The biggest change made to the original was the change from a skirt to hotpants.
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  • Wonder Woman Over the Years

    Wonder Woman's powers have grown over the years -- but she's always been a powerhouse for DC -- able to hold her own against Superman.
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    Wonder Woman is considered part of the "trinity" at DC Comics â?? the three biggest characters for the publisher are Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
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  • Wonder Woman Over the Years

    In the 1960's Wonder Woman got a make-over when she gave up her powers and became a crime fighting martial artist. DC thought the new character was progressive, but fans and feminists, including Gloria Steinem, disagreed.
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  • Wonder Woman Over the Years

    Gloria Steinem put a giant-sized Wonder Woman on the cover of the first issue of Ms. Magazine, declaring her a feminist icon and saying DC had "stripped the character of her power." DC Comics later restored her powers â?? and her star-spangled costume.
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    An illustration showing the modern Wonder Woman bound by older versions of herself â?? including the versions played by Cathy Lee Crosby in the 1974 TV movie (bottom left) and Lynda Carter in the popular television series (bottom right).
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  • Wonder Woman Over the Years

    In recent years, Wonder Woman's costume has become more revealing, and her character has become darker and more complex.
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  • Wonder Woman Over the Years

    Wonder Woman - comics' strongest, most recognizable heroine - has had a lasting impact on generations of girls and women.
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