As Alex reported in our live blog of the DC All Access panel this afternoon, the popular DC Super Hero Girls set of graphic novels will be making its way onto the regular release schedule in a digital-first series.
Entitled “Past Times At Super Hero High” and written by Shea Fontana, with art from Agnes Garbowska, Yancey Labat and more; the already available first chapter centers on Wonder Woman, Harley, Poison Ivy and Batgirl attempting to correct a mistake in the past that led to Vandal Savage becoming the school principal.
Fontana, in an official statement, said:
“I’m thrilled to work on this Digital First series because it focuses on two of my favorite DC Super Hero Girls characters, Harley and Batgirl. They’re an odd couple, but they make a fun dynamic duo as they team up to try and save Super Hero High. Through the story, we’ll explore what makes the Super Heroes tick and test the boundaries of their friendship. I’m also really excited to explore a new side of Bumblebee that hasn’t been seen before and can’t wait for fans to see so much of her heroic heart.”
The full solicit info is below:
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: PAST TIMES AT SUPER HERO HIGH
- For Liberty Belle’s “History of Heroes” class, WONDER WOMAN, SUPERGIRL, BATGIRL, HARLEY, KATANA, BUMBLEBEE and IVY take a time machine to learn about the past, up close and personal. But when the girls can’t help themselves from intervening in a past battle, they alter the course of history. When they return to the present, they find that Super Hero High is now run by VANDAL SAVAGE! The girls will have to ping-pong through time, trying to find the right way to restore order—and Amanda Waller—to Super Hero High.
- Writer: Shea Fontana
- Artists: Agnes Garbowska, Yancey Labat, and more to be announced
- On Sale: The first chapter is available for download now via the DC App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, and Nook Store.
Additionally, a third OGN in the series focusing on Wonder Woman is also headed for release, with info detailed below:
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: WONDER WOMAN: SUMMER OLYMPUS
- School’s out for summer, which means WONDER WOMAN has to take her annual trip to visit her dad, ZEUS. Wonder Woman usually feels like an outsider among the gods and goddess of her paternal family (and she hates the constant barrage of “You’ve gotten so big! How tall are you now?”), so she’s thrilled when Zeus says she can bring a few friends along. When the girls arrive at Olympus, it’s not long before the family reunion devolves into a family competition. When jealous ARES enters the scene and stokes the fires of distrust, the family feud turns into a battle for Wonder Woman’s soul! The gods offer Wonder Woman the ability to become “full goddess” and increase her powers – but at the cost of renouncing her life at Super Hero High. Will Wonder Woman refuse the offer, and if she does, might this mean war on Super Hero High? When Ares and STRIFE work their battle-magic on Wonder Woman’s friends, it’s super hero girl against super hero girl in the battle for Metropolis!
- Writer: Shea Fontana
- Artist: Yancey Labat
- On Sale: July 11, 2017
- US $9.99
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