Saturday, 18 October 2014

NOT SO WONDERFUL WONDER WOMAN ! Welcome to the Swinging Sixties and Woman's Lib

It was all change for Princess Diana in 1968. For a start she lost her Powers and she gave up wearing her Wonder Woman costume all together, Wonder Woman was no more or was she ?
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Without her Amazon powers and her lasso of truth , Princess Diana was now plain old Diana Prince, but that did not stop her from being a hero. The main reasons for this change of direction of Wonder Woman can be attributed to many things of that time. The World had started to fall out of love with Super Heroes and had begun falling in love with more normal Heroes. Cathy Gale and Emma Peel of Avengers fame had shown the world that Women could be the equal of Men, The Man from Uncle, and James Bond showed that Spies could be Cool.  So having a strong Willed Woman, taking on Evil and wrong doers only armed with her wits and her mastery of unarmed combat was want the public wanted. No more Bullets and Tiaras for Diana.

In some respects Wonder Woman the Amazon  now took a back seat to Diana Prince, who really was never much of a character, more of a disguise for Princess Diana. Not all little Girls could grow up to be a WONDER WOMAN, but they did have a chance of Becoming a DIANA PRINCE.

Diana opened a Clothing Boutique and started dressing in the style of that time. Jumpsuits, Mini Skirts etc. She began training her new powerless body in all of the martial arts she was able, to become the best she could be.  She was now less Super Hero, more Super Spy-Detective.

Divorced from her former life, Diana Prince spent the next few years fighting the good fight at a more local level. She would from time to time still aid her friends in the Justice League, as many of the League were non super powered after all, Like Batman, Green Arrow and Black Canary. But as time moved on Diana became more of a sole agent of justice.

During these times her costume was no more than day to day modern clothes. So each adventure she would wear something different.

The Clothes and colours would  change but on the whole she did like to stick to White. But here are a last of some of her Mod Looks.
The All White Collection

This change in direction was not a total hit with everyone, but Diana stayed unpowered up until and end of 1972 when the Wonder was put Back into Wonder Woman. Out went the Jumpsuits, in came the Tiara, Breast Plate and Starry Pants..... Also a return of Magic Lasso's and Invisible Planes too

Next time more Wonderful WW costume changes.

Until then ENJOY

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