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I have a “Worlds in Panels” deadline coming up and this month I think I am going to write about fan/artist redesigns of women superheroes. What interests me about this subject is how often the re-drawing of these characters involves giving them outfits that are better suited to what they do – fly, fight – or that give them more of an edge than they often have in their official guises, where bodily display tends to dominate character concepts. I have been thinking about this subject since seeing this reworking of Supergirl by Mike Wieringo late in the summer.