Superheroine of the Night: Maria Canals-Barrera

Maria plays Spider-Girl Selena Gomez(Alex Russo)’s mother on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Progam. But to me Maria will always be Hawkgirl.

Shayera Hol, my favourite character in the Justice League animated series, in the DCAU, on some days in the whole of the DCU — and voiced with brilliance by Maria Canals-Barrera.

So, no, this is not the greatest example of heroine chic (It does boast a bodice that would fit most heroines so cut off the skirt and add thigh high boots — or the jeans/leggings/jeggings that Shayera favours in the second series of Justice League — and you might be getting somewhere). But she’s a superheroine to me.

And most importantly (here with her TV son Jake T. Austin) she looks like a winner.


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