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Wonder Girl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, And Miss Martian Team-Up On Young Justice: Invasion

May 27, 2012

On this week’s episode of Young Justice: Invasion, it was an all-girl team-up, with Wonder Girl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, and Miss Martian infiltrating a base in Bialya, the home country of the villainous Queen Bee.  Of course, we most care about Wonder Girl, the only Wonder-person doing anything outside of comics these days.  Nightwing tries to relay the plan, but keener Wonder Girl knows it already.  Sneak in, see if there are bombs, and sneak out:

The reason behind the all-girl team leads to the best exchange of the night:

NIGHTWING: Bialya’s dictator, Queen Bee, is another story.  Her ability to control the minds of men is why Alpha is an all-female squad for this mission.

BATGIRL: Oh, really?  And would you have felt the need to justify an all-MALE squad for a given mission?

NIGHTWING: [coughs] There’s no right answer for that, uh, is there?  So… Nightwing out.

BATGIRL: Queen Bee isn’t the only woman who can mess with a man’s mind.

Once in Bialya, Wonder Girl is disappointed to get lookout duty because of her lack of stealth skills.  She’s more smash and grab, and is bummed out:

But of course, once the mission begins, Psimon and a bunch of goons show up.  Wonder Girl sneaks in and warns Miss Martian, but gets intercepted by Devastation:

And then she escapes, because she’s pretty epic.  I mean, check out this bullet deflection… it’s coming at her:

And BAM:

Once freed, the whole team is fixing to rescue a bunch of kidnapped kids when OH NO the goons tear the wings off their airplane and they’re nosediving!!  Wonder Girl slows the plane down as best she can:

And then Miss Martian grabs the plane with her awesome martian ship and there is much rejoicing:

All in all, the mission took a bad turn but ended up being a big success AND Wonder Girl got to bust up a bunch of bad guys.  It was a pretty good time, and it was fun to see Wonder Girl get some more screen time again so soon in the season.  Plus we got a second of Marina Sirtis as Queen Bee at the end of the show!!  Deanna Troi popping in is always sweet.  This new season of Young Justice is pretty bizarre with it’s big time jump and all, but I’m kind of digging it so far.  Check back here for more screencaps next time Wonder Girl has another big episode!!

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Wonder Girl On Young Justice: Invasion

April 29, 2012

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.


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