Another "Wonder Woman" show now in early development

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  1. C.E. Evans

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    That's really the first thing I thought of when I heard about this new project. I'd be very surprised if she wore any kind of costume, much less something that resembled a Wonder Woman costume.
     
  2. Nerys Myk

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    Why? The opposite is used all the time. Sue Richards was the Invisible Girl even after she was a married adult with a child.

    From a business standpoint, if you've licensed an iconic name like "Wonder Woman" you use the name Wonder Woman.
     
  3. Mars

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    Why would a 14-17 year old call herself "Wonder Woman"? I believe Sue Richards was called the "Invisible Woman". Super girl is a girl, and she's never allowed to grow up and become an adult super hero, because then they would have to change her name.
     
  4. Nerys Myk

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    Sue was the Invisible Girl for 20 odd years.

    Why wouldn't she? Peter Parker became Spider-Man as a High School student.

    Supergirl has been an adult for most of her career. Going to college (only five years after her debut) and graduating even before Robin did. Afterwards she held several "adult" jobs. Only in the more recent takes has she been portrayed as a teen.
     
  5. Silvercrest

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    Double post.
     
  6. Silvercrest

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    Diana says, "Captain who?"

    Untrue; the Golden Age Wonder Woman was portrayed as an old woman. Which may tell us something about her intended lifespan, by the way. She aged normally between WWII and the 1980s.

    You mean like Dick Grayson, Wally West, Roy Harper, and Jason Todd?

    And Sue Richards, who was originally the Invisible Girl, but was later the Invisible Woman. Because she grew up and changed her name.

    Who says she's going to be 14 to 17 years old?
     
  7. Methos

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    heh... Wonder Teen returns lol

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  8. Christopher

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    Well, of course, there was a Wonder Girl in the comics for decades, and originally she was, like Superboy, just the younger version of the same character in flashback adventures -- along with occasional "imaginary stories" featuring the impossible situation of Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl (and their even-earlier self Wonder Tot!) teaming up for adventures. Which led a later writer to get confused and start writing canonical storeis with Wonder Girl as a separate character who co-existed with Wonder Woman in the present. Which forced them to come up with a new explanation for who this Wonder Girl was, and the Donna Troy identity was created for her.

    ...And that's when it started to get complicated.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    Sort of. They really didn't start aging her and the other JSAers "normally" till the mid 80s. An occasional touch of grey and couple of laugh lines was about it.
     
  10. Silvercrest

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    Oops; I guess I derived too much from her appearance in Crisis.
     
  11. Nerys Myk

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    Yeah, it looked like the whole JSA aged twenty years over night!!!! :lol:
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    Superboy pummelled the first people to call him Superboy... "I'm SuperMAN damn it!"
     
  13. Nerys Myk

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    ^Then reality changed.
     
  14. Guy Gardener

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    The Rise of the Supermen (1993ish) was half way between Crisis and Zerohour.

    It was just his hormones which eventually calmed down.

    Although did you ever see the Superbaby back up stories in the back of the Superboy comics from the 70s?
     
  15. Nerys Myk

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    Yes. Nothing like a baby with the power of a god.
     
  16. Silvercrest

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    "Martha, he's wet! Yer turn to change him!"
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  17. Vendikarr

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    It seems that the comics have the press name new heroes on the scene instead of letting the hero give him or herself a gaudy name.

    I can easily see a reporter going for the alliteration of "Wonder Woman" over "Wonder Girl" or "Wondergirl."
     
  18. Mars

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    I don't really think Wonder Woman should age, seeing how she comes from Ancient Greece and if she is two thousand years old and looks like a woman in her early 20s, why should she suddenly start to age now? I think Superman shouldn't age either he's invulnerable to a lot of stuff since he came to Earth, time is just another thing he could be invulnerable to.

    Its hard to be authoritative about any of these characters, as DC keeps changing them around so many times, anything you learn about them quickly becomes obsolete soon as the change the continuity one more time. Superman ages, but then he never ages, because they keep resetting his age at around 20, and having him arrive later at Metropolis to start his career as a reporter and superhero.

    I think a 1940s Wonder Woman is more interesting, because she had so many interesting villains to fight back then arising out of the Third Reich and World War II, that is one reason I liked the Linda Carter series. Having her arrive from Paradise Island today means there are fewer villians she can fight. If set during world war II, she can fight Nazis, if set now, she fights some fictional megalomaniac instead of something historical like the Nazis. During World War II, there was more at stake. Now its just maintaining the balance of power and returning things to status quo. World War II was more interesting, and there was more Male Chauvinism for Wonder Woman to go against in the World War II period than now.
     
  19. Nerys Myk

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    Well she doesn't always come from Ancient Greece. On second thought, she never comes Greece, ancient or otherwise. She's from Paradise Island. Some versions indicate she was born in modern times and her "immortality" is only in effect when she's on Themyscira. The Earth II WW left Paradise Island to marry Steve Trevor and raise her daughter Lyta. So she was aging normally that whole time.

    Not sure if "invulnerable" translates to not aging. Superman has been shown to be susceptible to disease. (usually of non-terrestrial origin). It possible that his cells can breakdown naturally as well.

    Most superhero comics operate under the illusion of change. The heroes are perpetually in the middle of their careers and use a sliding time scale to compensate. For the longest time Superman was said to "always" be 29. All topical references are just window dressing to be changed as needed.

    How many WWII Wonder Woman villains can you name off the top of your head? There are plenty of villains to fight in the modern world. The Cheetah, Doctor Psycho and Silver Swan come to mind, And then you have mythological foes like Ares, Hades and Hera.
     
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  20. Guy Gardener

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    in DC 1,000,000... 70 thousand years later... Superman was still around.

    I laughed my ass off when the Superman beyond comics started popping up.

    4 seasons of Batman beyond on TV and Clark just lets some dipshit kid stand between Gotham and the Toilet.