Wonder Girl's virtual non existance outside of comics

#1 Posted by ChadwickDavis (444 posts) - - Show Bio

Just out of curiousity? Does anyone know if there is a reason why Wonder Girl (both Donna Troy and Cassandra Sandsmark) are virtually non existant outside of Comic Media?   

There have been several animated series where other sidekicks have made cameos as civilians and in their superhero aliases. There has even been a Teen Titans series and Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) was a founding member. The new Young Justice series has also replaced Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark) and she was also a founding member. I mean Miss Martian is on the Young Justice promos and she has just shown up in 2006. Donna Troy has been around since the 1960's and Cassandra Sandsmark since the late 1990's.  

If anyone knows the answer to this would you tell me?     

#2 Posted by CylonDorado (1867 posts) - - Show Bio

 
That is kinda lame. I guess they just figured they had enough characters.

#3 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2727 posts) - - Show Bio

Thought you might like these :D
 

#4 Posted by danhimself (22270 posts) - - Show Bio

I for one am very upset that they aren't sticking with the original Young Justice line-up for the upcoming animated series...I also would rather they stick with the character's Young Justice era costumes

#5 Posted by JediXMan (29482 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
" I for one am very upset that they aren't sticking with the original Young Justice line-up for the upcoming animated series...I also would rather they stick with the character's Young Justice era costumes "
It's actually pretty funny. The only reason it's not called Teen Titans might be due to copyright issues due to the original show.
 
That said, this really has nothing to do with Young Justice. It basically is Teen Titans.
#6 Posted by RedK (2521 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gylan Thomas:  i remember that i think that episode where nazis invade paridise island was on a few months ago 
 
@ChadwickDavis:  their's some leagal crap that prohibits the use of wonder characters outside of comics sort of like the one the have for batman
#7 Posted by ChadwickDavis (444 posts) - - Show Bio
@CylonDorado: I see where you're coming from, but I still think that there should be a reason that they almost completely dismiss the cornerstones from two teams. 
@Gylan Thomas:  I do. This is one of the rare exceptions. Thank you.  
@danhimself: I agree, the original YJ roster was actually very solid. and most of their costumes weren't that bad. 
@RedK: I figured  as much   
#8 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish Cassie and Donna would appear on Smallville atleast!
to fill the void for Wonder Woman who can't appear.

#9 Posted by ChadwickDavis (444 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb:
That would definately be interesting...or Hippolyta because they are playing the JSA up a lot now on the show  
#10 Posted by WW-Fan (2738 posts) - - Show Bio

i think its horrible that Wonder Girl is never used these Series or anything!
#11 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2727 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb said:
" I wish Cassie and Donna would appear on Smallville atleast! to fill the void for Wonder Woman who can't appear. "
How come Wonder Woman can't appear Cherry?
Is it a licence thing?
Do the makers of the old show still own the licence?
#12 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gylan Thomas said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" I wish Cassie and Donna would appear on Smallville atleast! to fill the void for Wonder Woman who can't appear. "
How come Wonder Woman can't appear Cherry? Is it a licence thing? Do the makers of the old show still own the licence? "
Apparently so, yes. They are unable to use the rights to Wonder Woman ... which is also why they can't use Batman aswell I believe.
#13 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2727 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb: 
That is a bummer.
Licencing law's a wierd thing. Must just be live action. 
Good thing WB owns DC so they'll be keepin' hold of everyone else.
It was a huge problem for Marvel when they wanted to get the Spider-man movies made too.
#14 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gylan Thomas:  true, it's all stupid :/ 
I'd like Wonder Woman to appear.
But since she can't, I'd like Wonder Girl to appear instead at the very least.
#15 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio

There was a thing with the license but not anymore at least for Wonder Girl. A version of her will appear in the Young Justice cartoon.

#16 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

Donna would probably appear as Superboy's girlfriend.

#17 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
" Donna would probably appear as Superboy's girlfriend. "
I hope not.
#18 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24 said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" Donna would probably appear as Superboy's girlfriend. "
I hope not. "
Why not?
#19 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
" @ComicMan24 said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" Donna would probably appear as Superboy's girlfriend. "
I hope not. "
Why not? "
I would just prefer Cassie since Superboy is there.
#20 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24 said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" @ComicMan24 said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" Donna would probably appear as Superboy's girlfriend. "
I hope not. "
Why not? "
I would just prefer Cassie since Superboy is there. "
well keep in mind that its Dick as Robin and Wally as kid Flash here.
#21 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2727 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb: @ComicMan24: 
Does the Wonder Woman resrtiction go as far as cartoons?
If Wonder Girl's in the new 'toon will Wonder Woman show up too?
#22 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gylan Thomas: I think that she will appear in the cartoon. I remember her in the trailer.
#23 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
" @ComicMan24 said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" @ComicMan24 said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" Donna would probably appear as Superboy's girlfriend. "
I hope not. "
Why not? "
I would just prefer Cassie since Superboy is there. "
well keep in mind that its Dick as Robin and Wally as kid Flash here. "
I know.
#24 Posted by danhimself (22270 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb said:
" @Gylan Thomas said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" I wish Cassie and Donna would appear on Smallville atleast! to fill the void for Wonder Woman who can't appear. "
How come Wonder Woman can't appear Cherry? Is it a licence thing? Do the makers of the old show still own the licence? "
Apparently so, yes. They are unable to use the rights to Wonder Woman ... which is also why they can't use Batman aswell I believe. "
there is no licensing issue with Batman and he will be appearing heavily on the show....the issue with Batman is that DC/WB doesn't want to over saturate the market with multiple film adaptation versions of him....he practically always has his own cartoon and the movies and his comics so that right there is 3 versions of the same character....it could get very confusing to new readers and viewers of the movies and cartoons
#25 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2727 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24: Seems liek every medium has islicenced seperately. Cartoons and live action and what not.
#26 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gylan Thomas said:
" @ComicMan24: Seems liek every medium has islicenced seperately. Cartoons and live action and what not. "
It seems so. Although I don't know a lot about them.
#27 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" @Gylan Thomas said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" I wish Cassie and Donna would appear on Smallville atleast! to fill the void for Wonder Woman who can't appear. "
How come Wonder Woman can't appear Cherry? Is it a licence thing? Do the makers of the old show still own the licence? "
Apparently so, yes. They are unable to use the rights to Wonder Woman ... which is also why they can't use Batman aswell I believe. "
there is no licensing issue with Batman and he will be appearing heavily on the show....the issue with Batman is that DC/WB doesn't want to over saturate the market with multiple film adaptation versions of him....he practically always has his own cartoon and the movies and his comics so that right there is 3 versions of the same character....it could get very confusing to new readers and viewers of the movies and cartoons "


 Wth, Batman is going to be on Smallville? - .... how come no news has ever been featured about it? unless I'm missing something.
#28 Posted by danhimself (22270 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb said:
" @danhimself said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" @Gylan Thomas said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" I wish Cassie and Donna would appear on Smallville atleast! to fill the void for Wonder Woman who can't appear. "
How come Wonder Woman can't appear Cherry? Is it a licence thing? Do the makers of the old show still own the licence? "
Apparently so, yes. They are unable to use the rights to Wonder Woman ... which is also why they can't use Batman aswell I believe. "
there is no licensing issue with Batman and he will be appearing heavily on the show....the issue with Batman is that DC/WB doesn't want to over saturate the market with multiple film adaptation versions of him....he practically always has his own cartoon and the movies and his comics so that right there is 3 versions of the same character....it could get very confusing to new readers and viewers of the movies and cartoons "
 Wth, Batman is going to be on Smallville? - .... how come no news has ever been featured about it? unless I'm missing something. "
apparently I can't read all that well and just assumed that you guys were talking about Young Justice....me fail english?  that's unpossible!!
#29 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" @danhimself said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" @Gylan Thomas said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" I wish Cassie and Donna would appear on Smallville atleast! to fill the void for Wonder Woman who can't appear. "
How come Wonder Woman can't appear Cherry? Is it a licence thing? Do the makers of the old show still own the licence? "
Apparently so, yes. They are unable to use the rights to Wonder Woman ... which is also why they can't use Batman aswell I believe. "
there is no licensing issue with Batman and he will be appearing heavily on the show....the issue with Batman is that DC/WB doesn't want to over saturate the market with multiple film adaptation versions of him....he practically always has his own cartoon and the movies and his comics so that right there is 3 versions of the same character....it could get very confusing to new readers and viewers of the movies and cartoons "
 Wth, Batman is going to be on Smallville? - .... how come no news has ever been featured about it? unless I'm missing something. "
apparently I can't read all that well and just assumed that you guys were talking about Young Justice....me fail english?  that's unpossible!! "
Oh no, we were talking about Smallville  [:  keep working on your English, you'll get there! :D
#30 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

Donna troy made two brief cameos in the teen titans animated series and as we all know Cassie is now in Young Justice.

#31 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, Donna Troy is on SBFF.

And Cassie is on Young Justice.

So thats 2 appearances for Wondergirl.

#32 Posted by wonderW (131 posts) - - Show Bio

Well people don't really know Wonder Woman outside the comic asking them to know the wonder girls is asking too much

#33 Posted by Onemoreposter (3920 posts) - - Show Bio

People know Wonder Woman.

#34 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@wonderW said:

Well people don't really know Wonder Woman outside the comic asking them to know the wonder girls is asking too much

Uhm? What? WW is the 3rd most iconic superhero in the world.

How could ppl not know WW.

#35 Edited by wonderW (131 posts) - - Show Bio
@sethysquare: Uhm? What? WW is the 3rd most iconic superhero in the world.
How could ppl not know WW.

People are dumb. if they don't see it on tv or in a movie they don't really know about it.

they know of Wonder Woman but how many people outside the comic really know her and her powers and abilities. when it come to DC comics people only really know about batman and superman and all their spin-off characters.

#36 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@wonderW said:

@sethysquare: Uhm? What? WW is the 3rd most iconic superhero in the world.
How could ppl not know WW.

People are dumb. if they don't see it on tv or in a movie they don't really know about it.

they know of Wonder Woman but how many people outside the comic really know her and her powers and abilities. when it come to DC comics people only really know about batman and superman and all their spin-off characters.

They know she got an invisible jet, a tiara, bulletproof braces and the lasso of truth.

They may not know her arch nemesis and all but I'm sure everyone in the world knows the basics to her abilities and perhaps quite a few will know her origins as well.

She just appeared on Young Justice, Big Bang Theory, Justice League: Doom & Superman/Batman The Apocolypse.

#37 Posted by wonderW (131 posts) - - Show Bio
@sethysquare: They know she got an invisible jet, a tiara, bulletproof braces and the lasso of truth.

They may not know her arch nemesis and all but I'm sure everyone in the world knows the basics to her abilities and perhaps quite a few will know her origins as well.

Nope that only reaches DC fan at best, all ages know the old LC tv show of wonder woman that was based of the golden age where she is all good and not that powerful, ppl dont know the amazon warrior who will kill to win as strong as superman fast as the flash, and a damn good fighter, ppl out side of dc and the comic world dont even know she can fly. ppl can only name like three at the most of her nemesis, and her origin story ppl did not even know that until the wonder woman movie in 2009 that only taped into the characters world.

#38 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@wonderW: At least people know how she looks like. I mean almost everyone in the world knows how she looks like. Thats good enough.

#39 Posted by wonderW (131 posts) - - Show Bio
@sethysquare: At least people know how she looks like. I mean almost everyone in the world knows how she looks like. Thats good enough.

I can agree, but i wont more, sorry just a fan girl wishing out loud

#40 Posted by Wboy (442 posts) - - Show Bio

Cassie's pretty new in the world outside of comics. I mean I'm suprised even Superboy has come so late.

I never really knew Donna, never read a thing about her.

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