Def Leppard Women of Doom ‘Comic’ T shirt.
Now a highly sought after and collectors item, The Women Of Doom Def Leppard t-shirt remains an iconic tee and a well-worn favorite of mine.
So, after searching around the web for the 80’s comic t-shirt I at last found it. Yes! But according to my investigations to the fabled 80’s t-shirt is sadly no longer in production. No!
I looked on the comment thread on the mydefleppard.com forum and I read this info,
“On the official Def Leppard Website there are limited sizes and it looks unlikely to be reproduced”. “Original artwork was lost in a fire”. Source-Mydefleppard.com.
After visiting the official Def Leppard Store I couldn’t find it, but I did find there are listings on Etsy & Ebay for this very Tee.
So what does it look like? Well, if you remember it was a golden-locked leather clad hero who appears to give the high five from atop his skateboard. Credits on the front denote Carol Lay & M Rothzeid.
Carol Lay was a cartoonist, but it is still unclear to me who the mysterious M Rothzeid is. Anyone know? On the back of the t-shirt is a burly & surly dominatrix robot who points a lecturing stick to the acronym W.O.M.E.N
Worship Our Master’s Every Need.
In the speech bubble- EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE YOUR MASTER HAPPY.
This is definitely one of the best Def Leppard t-shirts ever made. Not every day do we have a comic style hero on a Rock T-shirt. So it stands to good reason it’s a trinity worthy of praise.
Kick ass song: This was the first single to be released from the hysteria album.
Sweet video: Shot on location in Holland, Also where the next single Animal was filmed.
Awesome T-shirt: Surely, has to be one of the most iconic and collectible Def Leppard Tees?
Here’s the classic Women Video for good measure
I love this t shirt because it harks back to my skateboarding days. When the video came out it was perfect to wear the t shirt whilst out on the decks in those bygone summer years. Secondly, it carries a cool Women Of Doom name on the front & the W.O.M.E.N acronym on the back. & Thirdly, It all ties in nicely with the skater and the comic themed video.
At the time I bought mine and even today, it seems refreshing to have a colorful white Tee. The market for Rock and Metal T-shirts are saturated with black ones, so I reckon the white t-shirt will go well with Denims and a pair of Skater Shoes. (Converse or Vans) This should keep you cooler reflecting the sun. Perfect if you’re out street skating or on the ramps, or you could just throw it on like I do for casual wear.
Desperately seeking Women
I could not locate this very t-shirt on Amazon but there are some over at eBay going for 15.99 & 18.95.
One listing describes CLASSIC MEGA RARE COLLECTORS ITEM! LIMITED EDITION/LIMITED QUANTITIES!
This may be true as I’ve never seen this t-shirt available in any shops since I bought mine in the early 90’s. Another listing on Etsy says they are Highly Collectable. I’d have to agree since I’ve never seen one available a store after buying mine.
So if you’re searching to buy the Def Leppard Women Of Doom T-shirt always be careful and do your ‘Due Diligence’ before ordering any items.
And Lepp fans, be sure they come from a reputable seller and the item has good reviews. I’ve seen many listings that seem the t-shirts are of no good quality or even fake.
Anyone got anything to say about the Def Leppard Women of Doom T-Shirt? Have you got an old faded one crumpled up in your drawers? Let me know in the comment box below, I’ll look forward to it!