DC have (finally) realised that there’s kind of a big gap in their market for tha grrls, so they will soon be releasing a DC Universe full of female superheroes and villains – DC Super Hero Girls.
The President of DC Entertainment Diane Nelson, said this was a historical moment that she was very proud to be a part of:
“DC Super Hero Girls represents the embodiment of our long-term strategy to harness the power of our diverse female characters. I am so pleased that we are able to offer relatable and strong role models in a unique way, just for girls.”
DC announced in a blogpost that there will be comics, TV specials, children’s books, toys and apparel, and will include such DC favourites such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and “many more” characters will be involved.
The universe will be aimed at girls years 6-12, so all the heroes and villains will be “reimagined” in a kid-friendly art style. Each character will have a unique storyline, but DC says that they will be teens, “discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.”
DC will release this in partnership with Mattel, who will be launching the toy line for the DC SuperHero Girls.
If you are still a kid at heart, or you have bred an aspiring Batgirl (or Poison Ivy), the new Universe is expected to drop in the US late 2015.
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