An article from USA Today has unveiled a new, modern look for Spider-Woman. The makeover is the brainchild of Marvel artist Kris Anka, who was behind recent updates for the look of many characters including Dazzler, Psylocke, Storm and Wolverine, with input from writer Dennis Hopeless. The update sees the first major overhaul for the character’s signature look since her 1977 debut.
The suit, seen below, will be given its first outing in the Spider-Man Unlimited mobile game and then brought into the comics March 2015.
Nick Lowe, editor of Spider-Woman, said of the redesign “As much as I’m a fan of spandex and it has its time and place, I felt Jess as a character could move away from that for a good long while.” Spider-Woman’s new look will come into play in the second arc which starts with issue #5. The storyline will see Jessica Drew taking a more street level approach to being a superhero in New York.
“Spider-Man isn’t really a detective — he swings around looking for trouble, whereas Jess needs to go and figure stuff out and dig things up, and you can’t really do that head to toe in spandex very well,” said Lowe. “To operate on the level she wants to, she needs something that can pass for semi-normal and she can turn it on to crazy if she needs to.”
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