Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I’m Cautiously Optimistic About DC Super Hero Girls

Last week DC Entertainment and Warner Brothers announced that this fall they would be releasing "DC Super Hero Girls.” Per the press release, the program “centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe during their formative years—prior to discovering their full super power potential.” So, super hero girls in high school. This stirs up some reservations for me, but for the most part I am really excited. I’ll write more on my reservations later, but first here’s why I am excited.

I grew up a Marvel Kid. The X-Men cartoon on Saturday Mornings was my entrance into comic books. Before that my only exposure to comics were the Archie Comics my mom would buy me while checking out at the grocery store. Soon after finding the cartoon, I was riding my bike to my local comic shop every weekend and combing through back issues of Wolverine and Uncanny X-men for hours. I literally slept under a blanket of comics. As a parent, I still love comics. I don’t read nearly as much as I used to, but I still love the super hero universes I grew up with. I want my kids to get to experience comics too.

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