The DC Super Hero Girls graphic novels have been among DC’s best sellers in recent years – doubtless part of the reason for the creatino of the Zoom and Ink lines. But the original DCSHG line is continug this October (under the Xoom imprint) with new writer Amy Wolfman and regular artist Yancy Labat on a book entitled DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: AT METROPOLIS HIGH.
Wolfram is best known for her animation work, including Teen Titan’s go and the DCSHG shorts.
This version of the franchise will tie in with Lauren Fausts new DC Super Hero Girls animated series that debuts on Cartoon Network on March 17, 2019.
“I’m very excited to be working on DC Super Hero Girls,” stated Wolfram. “Not only do we get to see these iconic superheroes in action as they protect Metropolis, we also get to peek behind the masks and capes to see their secret identities as they deal with an even greater challenge–being a teenager in high school!”
“I’m so excited to work with Amy on this new series,” explained Labat. “The new look is fun to draw. The characters are very expressive and over-the-top, and I love the zaniness and looseness of the designs.”
The plot of At Metropolis High will be much what yuo might guess: Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Bumblebee and Zatanna attempting to achive life/school/superheroic balance.
Here’s the PR:
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: AT METROPOLIS HIGH
A new era of DC Super Hero Girls begins in the upcoming original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: AT METROPOLIS HIGH! When Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Bumblebee and Zatanna are continually late to class because of their crime-fighting, they are told to find an after-school club for a whole week or else be suspended. But finding a club is not as easy as it looks, and when the girls keep finding themselves kicked out of the clubs, they must think outside of the box and go out of their comfort zones to avoid suspension. Just when they thought balancing school with secret identities and super-heroing had enough challenges.
- Written by Amy Wolfram and illustrated by Yancey Labat
- On sale: 10/9/19 in comic book shops; 10/15/2019 everywhere books are sold
- MSRP: $9.99 US/$13.50 CAN
About DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls inspires girls to embrace their unique abilities and harness the power of teamwork and diversity to discover their true potential.
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.