The 'new' DCU continues to be discussed all over the internet and, as usual, Bleeding Cool is breaking a lot of the news. One of their stories states that there is now an editorial edict that female characters wear 'practical clothing'. Here is the link: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/06/01/flashpost-dc-women-to-wear-trousers/
Now there might be a bit of baiting with the headline. The story says 'practical clothing', not 'only trousers'. But one quote from the story mildly irked me.
But the likes of Supergirl will be redesigned so they aren’t running around in a little skirt flashing their panties at every available opportunity either. Female superhero characters will have their legs covered.
I mean, why drag Supergirl into this conversation? Doesn't he know about the great 'Bike Shorts' debate? There hasn't been a Supergirl panty shot (at least in her own comic) in years.
Anyways, the pants headline is sure to rattle some people's cages. And it isn't like Supergirl hasn't worn pants before.
She wore red shorts from much of her career. This is the costume a lot of people think of when they think of Supergirl.
And in the 70s when she sported many costumes, some of them had pants like this one on Adventure Comics #412. There is almost too much happening on this cover to discuss at length.
And she sported pants in the Elseworld's Finest book by Barbara Kesel and Matt Haley.
Of course, we still don't know if there is a Supergirl book, let alone if her costume has been tweaked.
I am sure more news will be coming soon.