Review Brew: Free Comic Book Day DC Comics Superhero Girls

Pop Culture Uncovered

Writer: Shea Fontana

Artist: Yancey Labat

So how do you feel about DC’s female super heroes (and a few villains) as teenagers in high school? Because that’s a thing now. Like it or hate it, that’s a thing. Ostensibly an effort to reach out to young female readers who want something between the silliness of Tiny Titans and the darkness of modern superhero books, the new DC Super Hero Girls line reimagines Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, and others as teens at an academy for up-and-coming teen girls with powers. DC has already been pushing this new version with a toy line and web cartoons, but this weekend’s Free Comic Book Day offering gives us a “pre-print” excerpt of the upcoming Super Hero Girls graphic novel. Like it or hate it, Super Hero Girls is going to be DC’s young-female marketing tool for the forseeable future, so we as well judge…

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