The DC Super Hero Girls franchise, which appears to my pretty darned toyetic, is moving right along, with the first print graphic novel announced: DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS. As previously announced, it will be written by Shea Fontana, with art by Yancey Labat, colors by Monica Kubina, and lettering by Janice Chiang. The book goes on sale on July 6th.
A new animated short has also just been released, Hero of the Month: Poison Ivy, in which Poison Ivy is named ‘Hero of the Month’ for all her heroic good deeds.
Announced last spring as a meanest present DC’s superhero as young girl friendly, the execution of this has been mostly spearheaded by Mattel, with a toy line, animated shorts, and now printed matter. DC has been putting out a bunch of hybrid graphic novels for kids for a long time via Capstone Books, which have been quite successful.
I haven’t heard any reports from the trenches on whether kids like it or not? Any parents out there with any thoughts?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.