She wasn't enough fun, but she was okay. I liked her actress. That's who I hear when I read her.
Justice League cartoons were my introduction to the DC universe. When I saw the show I liked Hawkgirl a whole lot more than WW (John and Shayera were my favorites of the show). But when I read the comics I liked WW more.
However, her fish out of water aspect was handled a lot better than what we're seeing right now ("How can any woman wear such ridiculous garments?" and scoffing at the idea of applying perfume)
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I liked DCAU Wonder Woman. I wasn't into comics at the time the Justice League cartoon came out so I was surprised that she could fly or how strong she was. I remember in the Paradise Lost episode with Felix Faust and Hades she beat s the stuffing out of Superman. I knew she was strong, but didn't know she was that strong. Although the show did fluctuate Superman's strength.
Susan Eisenberg is the voice I hear when I read Wonder Woman now.
I'll say the flirtation with Batman didn't do much for her character and fed more into Batman being BatGod on occasions.
The appearances were pretty even for the main 6. I'd say Batman, Supes and WW got a little more focus. Flash wasn't utilized as much in the beginning of JLU but he was eventually brought back as a staple.
Martian Manhunter was utilized much more effectively than he was in the comics, but he was still fairly back-grounded. I think he only had 4 maybe 5 prominent episodes out of the whole series.
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Just the other day I was reflecting on the following things:
1. During a chunk of Morrison's JLA run (but I forget how many issues), the woman in the Wonder Woman suit was actually supposed to be her mother, Hippolyta -- because of things happening in Diana's own "Wonder Woman" title around that time.
2. But I've seen comments to the effect that some readers, after the fact, have said (if the subject came up in online discussions): "Oh, wasn't that Diana who was participating in [insert name of a Morrison JLA story arc]? Gee, I guess I couldn't tell the difference! Or if I ever saw a quick reference in dialogue to that Wondy's name being 'Hippolyta,' I must have forgotten since it made no impact on the plot development! Heck, maybe I thought it was just a typo!"
Of course, in Morrison's defense, he didn't really have any "control" over the comic book version of Diana in that era. He wasn't working on her book. If he was ordered to not have Diana "alive and well as Wonder Woman" in JLA when she wasn't "alive and well as Wonder Woman" in her solo title, then he was stuck with that!
So if he didn't get Hippolyta-as-Wonder-Woman much character development in the stories in which he used her, it was probably because he knew he was just "temporarily borrowing" Hippolyta anyway, and she'd be vanishing from his JLA scripts as soon as he got the green light to use Diana again, and besides, he probably wanted casual readers to be able to tell themselves "Oh sure, that's the same old Wonder Woman!" if they didn't want to be bothered with the details of "Why is Hippolyta substituting for her daughter?"
I actually like her better in the DCAU then in the comics. Been tinkering with her origins for all this time I could even forgive the brief and somewhat side noted origin. I think her character came off well considering she didn't have her own series (then again I'm a Justice League Fan).
Saw the Superman DCAU thread, and since I followed all of JL/JLU, and the movies that succeeded it, I wanted to chime in.
Of all the main 7, I think 6 of them had their big mix of good and bad (Batman seemed to be treated with a different set of rules, but I'll get into that some other time), and Wonder Woman was no exception. There would be times you'd think they did a great job, like seeing the heroic sacrifice she made in "Paradise Lost," and then you'd see perhaps the worst stinker of all time in "Hawk and Dove" when they made her selfish and petty for most of the episode. You'd see her prove herself as heavyweight when she went toe-to-toe with Superman, and then when what should've been an epic showdown against Circe, it ended up being an off-beat Batman story (that guy again!). You'd see her willingly work alongside the male heroes, and then out of the blue she's kind of talking down the usefulness of men. Then there were a handful of episodes in which it didn't matter one way or another if she was in the episode, but that's pretty much the case for most of the other characters, so it's nothing exceptionally bad to say about the WW portrayal.
I think if I had to make a call, thumbs up or thumbs down, on WW in that show, I'd probably have to say thumbs down. The good news, though, was that as the show was winding down in the final seasons, the writing for Wonder Woman was trending upward. She didn't get to win her armor honorably, but by the show's end there's no doubt she deserved it. She was welcomed back on Themyscira, and she was named the island nation's ambassador. They quashed the silly catfighting between her and Hawkgirl. So while they eventually patched up the problems they had with the character, I don't think they ever really did anything unique and creative for the character moving onward, either. It started out inconsistent, with several bad ideas sprinkled here and there, that there really needed to be something noteworthy and good, covering some new ground, to bring the balance into positive territory as far as my evaluation goes.
If I were to spin all of this positively, though, I'd say it was a good draft for the animated movie that came out a couple years after the show's run. That movie is among the better DC animated movies going back to 2007. So if you wanted to include that, along with The Brave and the Bold, then I'd be willing to say WW's been generally good in animation.
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