To be fair, "gritty" reboots always go super well and never, ever backfire for the superhero comics industry. Now that Disney's bought Marvel, it's only the next logical step.
As a child, Laura was bitten by a radioactive helium balloon. Now she must spend her days tethered to the earth by a rope held by her sidekick Gimpy, the Girl Wonder.
All those chains probably make it hard to walk.
Obviously he doesn't wear that much because he actually has the color of someone who came out of the ground.
The tragic accident at the nuclear plant behind him fused his body with that of Zsa Zsa Gabor's.