Season two of Young Justice premiered this weekend, and is apparently titled Young Justice: Invasion now. There were some BIG surprises, which I’ll mention later after a spoiler warning, but one of the most exciting changes is that Wonder Girl is on the show now!! And I’ve got some pictures, of course. First up is Wonder Girl after she punched Lobo in the stomach hard enough to create a shockwave that blew out all the windows in the room:
Here she is, learning she gets to be on the alpha team for their new mission:
And finally, it’s Wonder Girl with her team-up partner versus Lobo and another awesome new female addition to the team, Batgirl:
So Wonder Girl is quite obviously the Cassie Sandsmark version. Blonde hair, black shirt, red pants… it’s clearly this gal:
No goggles, though. Too bad. I always liked the goggles.
I’d been sort of hoping for Donna Troy, but Cassie is super cool too, and I can understand going with her… Donna’s backstory is somewhat, shall we say, convoluted. Cassie might fit in a bit better, and allow them to do the teenage superhero with a normal home sort of stories they seem to like doing.
Anyway, she was pretty great!! As I said earlier, she nailed a Khal Drogo looking Lobo square in the gut and brought the main man to his knees. When he called her a “keezy femme”, she replied:
Yeah, yeah… “keezy femme”. I’ve been called worse… I think?
And then socked him with a nice uppercut. Lobo threw her around quite a bit, but she stood her ground and always came back at him. She’s most definitely feisty, and has her own lasso and some bullet deflecting bracelets so she should be a fantastic addition to the team. Plus she’s played by Mae Whitman, who was Roxy Richter in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World!!!!
Another reason they might have gone with Cassie is because…
HUGE SPOILER ALERT
AND I MEAN HUGE
IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET, LOOK AWAY
… the season jumps ahead five years!! Robin is Nightwing now!! Tim Drake is the new Nightwing!! Zatanna and Rocket are in the Justice League!! And Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Artemis are AWOL in the first episode back, which is very mysterious.
But yeah, in the five years since the last episode, it looks like Superboy and Miss Martian have broken up because she’s now dating Lagoon Boy, so now they can fire up a Superboy/Wonder Girl romance like in the comics. You know they’re going to go there.
Wonder Girl was really fun, and this new season is off to a CRAZY start!! It’s going to be a good time a) dealing with an alien invasion, and b) finding out what happened in those five years. Young Justice: Invasion airs on Saturday mornings as part of DC Nation on the Cartoon Network. And it looks like next week part of the team goes to Rann with Adam Strange!! How awesome is that?! You should definitely watch it.