Get your cape on! DC Super Hero Girls comes from DC Comics, of course, as the first ever DC world marketed toward girls, and it’s basically everything we could have ever asked for. The multi-platform franchise, including a web series, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl and many more as they attend classes at Super Hero High.
While DC Super Hero Girls may be aimed at girls 12 and younger, it’s also great for young adult viewers who just want something fun to watch. If you’re a comics fan and you need to see more of your favorite female characters in action, DC Super Hero Girls is just the ticket.
Cute as a Bumblebee
In a world filled with dour, male-oriented comic properties, DC Super Hero Girls is a breath of fresh air. The first season of the web series focuses on Wonder Woman and her successes and failures at Super Hero High instead of pushing right into fighting. We get to see how terribly Wonder Woman’s first attempts at a super suit go and how Bumblebee becomes hero of the month.
The franchise’s TV special doubles down on super hero origins as we explore how both Supergirl and Batgirl get their start. This hour shows all the students at the school teaming up multiple times and has Batgirl help Supergirl get started at school while Supergirl helps Batgirl put on the mask.
This camaraderie between super heroes is much welcome, and the DC Super Hero Girls web series will be a special treat for Young Justice or Teen Titans fans.
The franchise doesn’t only focus on the main heroes like Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl. Because it’s set at a high school, there are plenty of student heroes to go around, like Hawkgirl and Starfire. But DC Super Hero Girls doesn’t stop there.
Some of the most important characters in DC Super Hero Girls are characters that have typically been portrayed as villains by DC Comics. Girls like Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn now get to spend time in the spotlight as heroes. It’s a different take on the super hero material – and don’t worry, there are still bad guys – but one that’s especially welcome.
If you’re interested in male super heroes too, a few of those pop up here and there as well, including The Flash and Green Lantern.
Plant the Seeds
Following in the footsteps of the DC Lego movies and a bunch of animated shows, DC Super Hero Girls is a great way to introduce any kid in your life to the excellence of DC Comics and its female super heroes. After all it’s never too early to get a kid started on the path to nerddom.
But while there’s no denying that DC Super Hero Girls is for kids, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it as an adult. The franchise is perfect for kids-at-heart too, especially ones who already love DC Comics.
You can’t go to the store these days without seeing media tie-in toys, and DC Super Hero Girls is no different. Although it’s a little sad that these are the first ever action figures marketed toward girls, at least they exist now. You can get an action figure or doll of Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy and Bumblebee. There’s also apparel, role-play toys and even a book!
If you’re less inclined to spend money, you can still check out the DC Super Hero Girls website or the DC Super Hero Girls mobile app. With any luck, even more merchandise will be in our future!
Catch Up in a Flash
The DC Super Hero Girls franchise premiered last year, but don’t worry, you can still be a part of it. The web series’s thirteen episodes clock in at about an hour total, so it’s easy to jump right into the series. Catch up on the DC Super Hero Girls official YouTube channel or on the website. I promise it’ll be worth it!
If you’ve been waiting for DC Comics to give some much-needed attention to its female super heroes, DC Super Hero Girls is just for you. The franchise is a totally fun look at life at Super Hero High with Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl. And not only that, but it’s teaching little girls that they can be heroes too. As the DC Super Hero Girls theme song says, every girl has power inside them, and they shouldn’t be afraid to fly.