(March 11, 2019 – Burbank, CA) - DC announced today that the publisher will continue its critically acclaimed DC Super Hero Girls (DCSHG) graphic novel series with new stories told by animation and comics writer Amy Wolfram. Wolfram’s graphic novels will tell original stories starring Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl and many more popular DC characters set in the same universe as the new “DC Super Hero Girls” animated series created by Lauren Faust that will air Sundays at 4 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network beginning March 17, 2019.
Wolfram is best known for her work on such fan-favorite animated shows as “Teen Titans Go!,” and most recently contributed several episodes to the DCSHG animated shorts.
“I’m very excited to be working on DC Super Hero Girls,” stated Wolfram. “Not only do we get to see these iconic superheroes in action as they protect Metropolis, we also get to peek behind the masks and capes to see their secret identities as they deal with an even greater challenge–being a teenager in high school!”
Joining Wolfram for the first installment is longtime DCSHG artist Yancey Labat.
“I’m so excited to work with Amy on this new series,” explained Labat. “The new look is fun to draw. The characters are very expressive and over-the-top, and I love the zaniness and looseness of the designs.”
The first book, “DC Super Hero Girls: At Metropolis High,” will follow Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Bumblebee and Zatanna as they try to balance their superhero duties with their extracurricular activities.
The DCSHG graphic novels will be published under DC’s new middle grade publishing imprint, DC Zoom. For complete details on the upcoming “At Metropolis High” graphic novel, see below:
“DC Super Hero Girls: At Metropolis High”
A new era of DC Super Hero Girls begins in the upcoming original graphic novel “DC Super Hero Girls: At Metropolis High.” When Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Bumblebee and Zatanna are continually late to class because of their crime-fighting, they are told to find an after-school club for a whole week or else be suspended. But finding a club is not as easy as it looks, and when the girls keep finding themselves kicked out of the clubs, they must think outside of the box and go out of their comfort zones to avoid suspension. Just when they thought balancing school with secret identities and super-heroing had enough challenges.
- Written by Amy Wolfram and illustrated by Yancey Labat
- On sale: 10/9/19 in comic book shops; 10/15/2019 everywhere books are sold
- MSRP: $9.99 US/$13.50 CAN
About DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls inspires girls to embrace their unique abilities and harness the power of teamwork and diversity to discover their true potential.
About DC Zoom
DC Zoom is a new middle grade graphic novel line from DC and targets readers ages 8-12. The line introduces DC’s most iconic Super Heroes to a new generation of fans with stories told by some of the most successful authors from the middle grade publishing space. DC Zoom titles are standalone stories, not part of DC’s ongoing continuity, and completely accessible to new readers who have no previous knowledge of DC characters. The stories focus on friends, family and growing up. The line will launch in April 2019 with the release of "Super Sons: The Polarshield Project” by Ridley Pearson and Ile Gonzalez.
Home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, DC is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and WarnerMedia. DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.