Continued: Round 3 is here, bourbon and pepsi.
There are some things about Wonder Woman that I don't like.
She was basically written by a soft core bondage aficionado. She is 'functionally' a super patriotic dominatrix dialed down for comic books. Add in that fact that most of her adversaries were other women (thank the Comic Code Authority for that, because men hitting women in comics is wrong, even if they are super powered amazons and said punches are ineffective as sissy swatting) it kinda meanders over into Introduction to Bondage/Fetish.
And really, @!#$ that man. That's insulting.
Super Heroes are about being larger than life, tapping into archetypal energies and exploding outwards from there, drawing us into their power.
Superman is God, almighty, all powerful, but ultimately compassionate and caring. We are drawn to his ability to lift heavy things, and ignore sissy bullets, and his self sacrifice creates allegories to Jesus (and Optimus Prime)
Batman is a brooding loner with all the toys and the vendetta to kick ass, beat the crap out of the BEST rogue's gallery of villains, and he was one of the first characters that we experience Death through. Batman becomes Batman because his parents are murdered. Batman is Hades, he is the fear of death, and the power to overcome the fear of death.
Flash is the fastest man in the world, FASTEST. MAN. IN. THE. MOTHER@!#$INT. WORLD. He is the jokester, the prankster, he is Hermes.
Green Lantern = Courage, creativity, imagination, willpower, etc. Kick Ass man, kick ass.
Spider Man is a loser. He has no money, no base, no cool gadgets, he barely gets the girl, but you know what, even being an effing loser, he still gets out there, kicks ass, is part of the avengers, and all that even if he has a prepaid T-Mobile phone and still lives with his aunt. Spider Man is what most of us would be if we got super powers by ACCIDENT.
Jumping over to Marvel:
Hulk - is there a better representation of the enraged Id? SMASH, DESTROY, Hulk is who we all want to be when saturday work is scheduled, or when we are cut off in traffic, or the person in front of us gets the last item for sale.
Thor has great hair. Eff you Thor.
Captain America is in the same category as Superman and Optimus Prime. Cap also picks up Mjolner in the Avengers and hands it to Thor. It's easily overlooked. Mjolner can only be lifted by the pure of heart and the worthy. Suck it Thor.
X-Men are a look into the Civil Rights Movement and Race Relations without you know, dealing too much with actual race.
lots more can be written here but IDGAF
And we pick Wonder Woman up again.
Not only is Wonder Woman a Blank, she is a Token Female Character. A brunette Barbie in a star-spangled unitard. With a minor in bondage. Nothing Greek/Amazon about that.