It’s been almost a month since new episodes of DC Super Hero Girls aired on Cartoon Network. Bad news—this Saturday will be the only DCSHG scheduled for September. Good news—it’s a special 2-parter episode written by Tim Sheridan and directed by Natalie Wetzig that features the first appearance of the “DC Super Hero Boys” team!
Saturday, Sept. 7
7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) DC Super Hero Girls
What begins as a simple vandalism investigation becomes an all-out turf war when the team encounters a powerful trio of Kryptonians bent on world domination, and, perhaps even worse, a rival team of SUPER HERO BOYS!
A poster given out to fans during SDCC in July teased this DCSHB team consisting of Green Lantern/Hal Jordan (Jason Spisak), The Flash/Barry Allen (Phil LaMarr), Green Arrow/Oliver Queen (Eddie Perino), Hawkman/Carter Hall (also voiced by LaMarr), Aqualad/Garth Bernstein (Jessica McKenna), and their non-super powered leader Steve Trevor (Yuri Lowenthal). Props for giving Garth the surname “Bernstein” in tribute to the character’s creator, Robert Bernstein.
Fans of the original Richard Donner Superman films may be pleased to know the “trio of Kryptonians” from the episode descriptions consists of Zod (Liam O’Brien), Ursa (Tara Strong), and Non (the strong silent type like the original films). It’s pretty much a given whenever you introduce Zod, you gotta have him deliver his iconic line.
As I theorized from an online short not too long ago, it appears that the characters in each team are analogous with each other in regards to personalities and/or powers.
Wonder Woman — Steve Trevor
Batgirl — The Flash
Supergirl — Hawkman
Green Lantern (Jessica Cruz) — Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Zatanna — Green Arrow
Bumblebee — Aqualad
Similar to the “Get To Know” video series that were released on its YoutTube channel for the main characters, it looks like the DC Super Hero Boys are getting the same treatment. First up, Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash. Watch it below and be the lookout for future videos spotlighting the rest of the team.
Saving the day is super easy when you’re a Super Hero. But stopping evil in its tracks while keeping up grades and managing a social life, all before curfew? Ugh. That’s, like, super tough. DC Super Hero Girls are more than crime-fighting besties, they’re a diverse group of dedicated super-teens! Working together, they fight the battles of Metropolis and the battles of growing, up all at the same time. Always discovering new ways to control their powers and abilities, these awesome girls are quickly learning (sometimes the hard way) how to deal with the super challenges of being a teenage Super Hero.
We all have the power to make a difference. Just make sure to use it for good or you’ll find yourself up against those tenacious teens, the DC Super Hero Girls.
The first thirteen episodes of DC Super Hero Girls are now available to stream on Netflix in the US.