Comics, TV

Nobody Loves Wonder Woman, Part 184 or Something

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?Remember that Wonder Woman TV show I told you that was being developed a while a go? The one by David E. Kelley, one of the most popular and successful TV series creators alive? Well, he pitched the show and…

The networks passed. All of ’em.

Think about that — one of TV’s best couldn’t make a Wonder Woman show to meet the standards of any major network, which includes NBC — currently airing The Cape — and The CW, who is partially owned by Warner Bros., who stands to make a shit-ton of ancillary revenue based on any kind of Wonder Woman success. They all said no. That’s insane.

Clearly, as she stands, Wonder Woman is fundamentally broken. She’s an Amazon with an invisible flying jet, she’s a warrior who breaks bad guys’ necks but also loves the world so much she’s a Star Sapphire, she fights Greek gods but dresses like an American flag… nothing about her makes any sense. If DC really wants her to be part of the “trinity” with Superman and Batman, they need to really sit down and figure her out, or just stop trying. (Via Comic Book Resources)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.