If there’s one thing that frequently annoys me within the superhero sphere, it’s the distinct lack of focus on the girls. My daughter is 9 – she loves a kick ass action film, but finding ones with strong female leads? Yeah, good luck with that! And it’s the same in the animated world – there’s a dearth of relatable female leads (personally I just miss She-Ra…).
So I was made up when DC Super Hero Girls got in touch; DC Entertainment’s latest animated series features a dynamic group of Super Heros on their journey of discovering the power of their unique abilities and friendships. At ‘Super Hero High’, iconic Super Heroes like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, and Katana are all still adolescents – navigating all the twists and turns of high school. I love that this is no we’ve-got-ultimate-power typical action cartoon. More, it’s about friendship, and growing up, and just working through those overwhelming and awesomely awkward moments of our teen years.
The characters are great, ranging from strong and fearless to edgy and fun; there is a character for every girl to relate to.
And don’t worry, you don’t need to track it down on a mysterious kids TV channel – just head to The DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel . You know that’s where the kids are anyway, right?
To look a little further, there is an extended online experience on the website where kids can play games, download free printable activities, and more.
And to celebrate the launch, there’s that fabulous DC Super Hero Girls giveaway. Three £100 Visa Gift cards are up for grabs – what are you waiting for?