dc super hero girls, finals crisis

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?


  1. I’ve written three of the four SUPERMAN COMIC CHAPTER BOOKS published by Capstone. (The fourth one in the series was written by Louise Simonson. All four were illustrated by Luciano Vecchio.) These are prose chapter books interspersed with comic book pages that are woven into the story. The books are geared for grade levels 3-7, but adult fans of the classic DC characters will have a lot of fun with them, too. Excellent holiday presents (hint, hint). http://www.capstonepub.com/library/products/superman-comic-chapter-books-4/

  2. I happen to have 2 sisters who I showed the first few episodes. They loved it, and we’ve been keeping up since then. They’re 2 and 7, and I’ll definitely be getting them some of the products next year.

  3. Here’s the catalog info:
    DC Super Hero Girls by Various
    On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
    9781401262471, 1401262473
    $9.99 USD, $11.99 CAD
    Trade Paperback
    Juvenile Fiction \ Comics & Graphic Novels \ Superheroes

    Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
    DC Comics
    1.3 lb Wt
    Status: Forthcoming
    Sales Rights: World except UK/Ireland

    Class is in session! Welcome to DC Super Hero High!

    It was the night before finals and the student body is hard at work…and nothing is going right! Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Batgirl and their friends are learning to become heroes, but no one knew the trials that awaited them. In the first original graphic novel from the DC Super Hero Girls line, meet the students of Superhero High School as they find out that fun, friendship and hard work are all parts of growing up!

    The DC Super Hero Girls is an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential. Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls features DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, playing out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world. Icons including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenaged introduction, as each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero.

    Contributor Bio(s)
    Shea Fontana is a screenwriter for film and television, as well as a comic book writer. Her works include the first original graphic novel in the DC Super Hero Girls line, as well as TV shows The 7D, Doc McStuffins, Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets and more.

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