It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … DC’s new league of extraordinary ladies! DC Entertainment, Warner Bros., and Mattel have united to create a universe of “DC Super Hero Girls,” an Amazon-like universe of animated female superheroes and villains that will include TV specials, toys, books, and apparel. Slated for release in Fall 2015, the new line aims to empower girls ages 6-12 with a diverse cast of characters who are growing through “their formative years.” The line will feature a spankin’ new artistic style and unique storylines for comic book icons like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, and Katana. “I am so pleased that we are able to offer relatable and strong role models in a unique way, just for girls,” said DC President Diane Nelson. Critics fear that this new estrogen-powered “Pink Justice League” might be like Spiderman’s powers, a gift and a curse, and they’re praying it won’t be soaked with watered-down stories. On the other hand, most people are applauding DC’s efforts to finally cater to their growing audience of young women. Looks like we’ll have to wait and see how DC’s super-heroines will save the day.
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