Don’t Give A Damn ‘Bout My Bad Reputation, by Cliff Chiang.
Known for his remixes of comics and album cover art, Cliff Chiang created this stunning Runaways-inspired piece starring Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Zatanna, and Batgirl. I would absolutely kill to see DC’s finest perform “Cherry Bomb.” HELLO WORLD, I’M YOUR WONDER GIRL!
What Cliff had to say about this piece:
Inspired by a late-night viewing of The Runaways, and partly an exercise to see if I could make star-spangled pants and Wonder Woman go together. The idea started with Wonder Woman (I briefly entertained using an Ian Curtis Batman) but the idea of an all-girl rock band with Black Canary, Zatanna and Batgirl seemed too good to pass up.
Wonder Woman (as Joan Jett): This is one of the few instances where the star-spangled pants actually work; the dark-washed skinny pants look more wearable than the blue star-studded jeggings. The rest of the outfit is the perfect casual rock translation of Wonder Woman’s outfit without appearing too costume-y. Finally, I love how the golden lasso is her amp cord - it reminds me of how Annie Wu transformed Wondy’s lasso into a golden microphone in her Malcolm McLaren Justice League redesign.
Black Canary (as Cherie Currie): Since Currie’s stage-wear often consisted of teddies, bustiers, big black boots and fishnets, it’s just fitting that Dinah would rock the mic with her Canary Cry.
Zatanna (as one of The Runaways many bassists): OLLEH HSALS! It figures that one of the greatest guitarists of all time must’ve been dabbling in magic.
Batgirl (as Sandy West): I love how her KISS-esque makeup acts as her Bat-mask, allowing Barbara’s signature red locks to pump up the volume now that it’s not trapped in a cowl. Also, I bet Nightwing would be totes jealz of that silver collar!
Side note: I propose that all of the DC reboots in September consist of Cliff Chiang restyling all of my favorite superheroes as all of my favorite bands. Get on it, DC Comics.
Check out my full fashion critique on ComicsAlliance!