Maggie Q As Wonder Woman On Young Justice

This weekend’s episode of Young Justice featured a side plot where the Justice League debated admitting new members, and Nikita‘s Maggie Q played Wonder Woman in what I think is the character’s first time speaking since the series began.  Wonder Woman’s been in the background of a couple episodes, but hasn’t said much.  While I expected a lot more ass kicking (there was none… I was jazzed to post some sweet mid-fight screencaps!!), her appearance was still pretty fun.

First, the Big Three are clearly in charge of the Young Justice universe, superherowise.  Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman all led the discussions and ran the show, and everyone else, including Hal Jordan, the Flash, and Martian Manhunter were on the sidelines.  In fact, of the all other Leaguers it was probably Aquman who got the fourth most facetime.  Wonder Woman was clearly a key part of the ruling triumverate, which is nice to see.

Plus, even though Wonder Woman wasn’t kicking ass against the bad guys, she was pretty kick ass in the meeting room.  When suggesting a new female superhero, Rocket, for the Justice League, there was this exchange:

Wonder Woman: Athena knows the League could use more female members.

Black Canary: Agreed.

Hawkgirl: Hear, hear!

[quizzical stares from all the dudes around the table]

It was pretty great.  Wonder Woman totally threw it down.

Finally, while there wasn’t a ton of excitement going on, I did enjoy Maggie Q.  She brought a classy, regal feel to Wonder Woman that had a warmth and friendliness to it as well.  I’d really like to hear more of her as Wonder Woman (maybe if we get Wonder Girl she’ll be around more often…) and I hope the appearance isn’t a one-off like Rob Lowe’s fabulous Captain Marvel, who I loved.  We get a lot of Batman, Martian Manhunter, and Red Tornado, and Black Canary from time to time, but I think more Wonder Woman is always fun.

Published by Tim Hanley

Tim Hanley is a comic book historian and the author of Wonder Woman Unbound, Investigating Lois Lane, The Many Lives of Catwoman, and Betty and Veronica: The Leading Ladies of Riverdale.

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