Within the world of comics, superheroes are continually thrown into situations that no mere mortal would dare to dream of. Situations that defy gravity or pull them into the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Naturally, these heroes nearly always come out on top. However in 2015, DC Comics launched a new franchise that placed some of the most iconic female superheroes into their scariest mission yet – high school.
DC Super Hero Girls sees DC’s leading ladies reimagined as teenagers attending challenging classes at Super Hero High. If you thought your high school experience was bad, try navigating the awkwardness of growing up with the added stress of having unique superpowers. At Super Hero High, these powerful teens must learn to nurture their powers and master the fundamentals of what it means to be a hero. Superhero girls attending this school includes techno wizard Batgirl, social butterfly Bumblebee, resident class clown Harley Quinn, artist with an edge Katana, garden variety misfit Posion Ivy, kind and noble Supergirl, as well as natural born leader Wonder Woman.
Of course, this school wouldn’t be complete without a few bullies. Super villains attending Super Hero High include the evil librarian Granny Goodness, the Female Furies Artemiz, Lashina, Mad Harriet, Speed Queen and Stompa, the evil warlord Dark Opal and his partner Eclipso, the giant villainess Giganta, and mad scientist Lena Luthor. Meanwhile, the faculty working at Super Hero High features familiar faces such as Amanda Waller, Gorilla Grodd, Crazy Quilt, Ertigan the Demon, Lucius Fox, Red Tornado, Wildcat, Commiusoner Gordon, Liberty Belle, Enchantress, and Parasite.
Since it’s inception in 2015, this franchise has gone on to include a line of novels from Random House, Lego tie-ins and action figures from Mattel, as well as an online webseries featuring the voice talents of Mae Whitman, Teala Dunn, Tara Strong, Stephanie Sheh, Anais Fairweather, and Grey Griffin to name a few. Did you know this March 2018 is DC Kids Super Hero Month?
Throughout the month of March, DCKids.com is offering a slew of superhero-themed activities and recipes all mini heroes are sure to enjoy. Along with smoothies based on the DC Super Hero Girls, the website also includes crafts like Super Hero Poppers or No Sew Pillows. Not to mention various giveaways and sweepstakes that interested fans can participate in. Head over to the website to learn more about this exciting celebration.