After 37 years of same costume, Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, has been given a new costume. Spider-Woman was introduced to the Marvel comics universe in 1977, and the new outfit keeps the spirit of the original, but offers a different and cool new modern look. It includes more leather, black pants, two-toned gloves and a jacket that goes “from streetwear to spider-bedecked superhero gear in just a few snaps.”
When talking about the costume, the comic’s editor, Nick Lowe, said he “wanted a costume that walked the line between superhero-ready and something a woman would wear in the real world. But for the most part they’re clothes to kick ass in.” The redesign will also start a tone change for the series that will see the character return to a more ‘street-level’ approach to crime fighting. Lowe says:
“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. 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.”
The costume will appear today in the mobile game Spider-Man Unlimited. It will later make its comic book debut in Spider-Woman #5 in March of 2015.
Thanks to USA Today.