The Amazons’ New Clothes

Wonder Woman wowed with its portrayal of Amazons in authentic, battle-ready armor. So why are they fighting in bikinis in Justice League?

By Golden Lasso

Wonder Woman was a  huge success for Warner Bros. With a gross income of over $800 million worldwide and a final score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, it breathed new life into the struggling DC Cinematic Universe. The empowering depiction of the film’s female characters, including the fighting technique and stylized culture of the Amazons, were one of the things fans loved most about the movie.

Which is why Zack Snyder caused an Amazonian uproar on social media when he started sharing pictures of Amazons from Justice League in leather bikinis.

Amazonian warriors from Wonder Woman (left) and the picture Snyder shared of Amazon Warriors from Justice League (right)

This abrupt change of direction is a shock and these outfits look like generic barbarian women from a game of Dungeons and Dragons. They completely lack the unique flavor of the Greco-Roman-inspired armor ensembles that Lindy Hemming put so much thought and historical research into creating for Wonder Woman. The Wonder Woman designs received acclaim from fans and costume fanatics alike. They were clearly inspired by the Amazon’s origins in the Mediterranean and were feminine but very functional. Why mess with perfection?

More bikini warriors from Justice League

Oh, right. The all-male team of directors and executive directors wanted women to fight in bikinis.

Wonder Woman began filming in 2015, the year before Justice League started filming in 2016. The Amazons’  design was finalized and most of the costumes completed while Justice League was still in pre-production. That means that there were discussions about what the Amazons should wear into battle in Justice League and the epic designs from Wonder Woman were rejected in favor of leather bikinis. Let that sink in. They rejected already finished costumes to redesign and remake the armor so that more skin would be showing.

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Golden Lasso is a cosplayer, costumer, and fitness geek. You can follow her on Twitter and pretty much every other social media platform known to man as GoldenLassoGirl.

San Diego Comic Con Trailers Round Up

One of the best things to come out of every Comic-Con is the trailers. Studios use the collected geek masses to build hype for upcoming superhero, science fiction and fantasy films. The trailers come out all weekend long, but we’ve gathered the best of the best here in one place.


Wonder Woman

Justice League

Suicide Squad

LEGO Batman

Kong: Skull Island

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Dr. Strange


Justice League Action

Marvel’s Iron Fist

Marvel’s Luke Cage

Marvel’s The Defenders


The Flash: Season 3

Sherlock: Season 4

Star Trek: Discovery



Cartoon Network Accidentally Confirms New Justice League Cartoon

A Reddit Mystery

The rumors started last month when Reddit user UnknownJ25 posted a photo purportedly taken at Cartoon Network headquarters, showing a wall covered in posters for shows both current and planned. Fans quickly zoomed in on the poster on the far right that appeared to advertise an heretofore unknown new JLA cartoon.

Alleged photo of a wall in Cartoon Network HQ
Alleged photo of a wall in Cartoon Network HQ

There was no way to confirm the authenticity of the photo, and Cartoon Network certainly wasn’t saying anything, so the existence of the cartoon remained pure speculation.

Blame Canada

That’s where things would still stand today if not for the intrepid reporting of James Harvey from the Canadian superhero website World’s Finest. Harvey suspected that the photo was real, so he posed a question to Cartoon Network Canada on Facebook:

Hello. I was wondering if CARTOON NETWORK CANADA would be airing JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION later this year?  Cartoon Network Canada responded  We will be premiering a new Justice League series, but not likely until next fall.
JLA Confirmed

So Cartoon Network Canada’s Facebook guy accidentally confirmed the existence of a super-secret Justice League cartoon tentatively named Justice League Action that will be released next year sometime.


Fans were understandably ecstatic, and word of the new series spread like wildfire. So much so that Cartoon Network Canada attempted this rather insulting bit of damage control later that same day.

Damage Control (not he new Marvel show)
Damage Control (not he new Marvel show)

Are you buying this?

Me neither.

Ready for Justice League Action, coming to Canada next fall.

The Disney Princess / Justice League Mashups You Didn’t Know You Needed

There usually isn’t a ton of overlap between Disney princess fans and superhero fans. The culture of each fanbase is quite different and they tend to attract different types of people. But DeviantArt user Micah Graham (a.k.a. MuiMushroom) saw princess and superheroes as two great tastes that taste great together and made these brilliant Disney/Justice League mashups.

I was just thinking that it would be a fun crossover to do, it started out as just a discussion with my brother, “If the princesses were super-hero’s who would they be?” That sort of thing, and we began matching them up. It was just a fun little thing to get ready for Comic-con, and it was a lot of fun designing the costumes.

Check out the gallery of superheroic princesses below, and then check out Micah’s other work on DeviantArt.