|DC Super Hero Girls|
|Created by||Shea Fontana|
by DC Comics
|Written by||Shea Fontana|
Nina G. Bargiel
|Directed by||Jennifer Coyle|
|Theme music composer||The Math Club|
|Opening theme||"Get Your Cape On" by Jordyn Kane|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||112 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Sam Register|
|Running time||11-15 minutes|
|Original network||Cartoon Network|
|Original release||1 October 2015 –|
27 December 2018
|DC Super Hero Girls (2019)|
DC Super Hero Girls or DC Superhero Girls (in various countries) is an American superhero web series and franchise produced by Warner Bros. Animation for Cartoon Network based on characters from DC Entertainment that launched in the third quarter of 2015.
In 2017, DC revealed that the DC Super Hero Girls line would be reimagined by Lauren Faust, who had previously worked on The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. This resulted in a full rebrand for the franchise in January 2019, centered around an eponymous television reboot of the same name, which began airing on Cartoon Network in March 2019. The rebooted series was heavily inspired by Faust's DC Nation Shorts entry Super Best Friends Forever from 2012, while carrying over certain themes from the earlier DC Super Hero Girls web show.
At Super Hero High School, well-known DC heroes, both male and female, attend challenging classes and deal with all the awkwardness of growing up with the added stress of having unique superpowers.
The multipronged franchise was announced in April 2015. The announced range included an animated web series, a graphic novel line, books from Random House, Lego tie-ins and action figures from Mattel. The intended audience is girls aged 6–12.
The website was launched in early July 2015. Characters featured at launch were: Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Katana, and Bumblebee. Other characters including Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Star Sapphire, Beast Boy, Cheetah, Hawkgirl and Catwoman also appear. Amanda Waller is featured as the principal of the series' setting Super Hero High. Many other DC Comics Heroes and Villains appear in the background as cameos.
DC Super Hero Girls was originally launched in 2015 with an animated web short on YouTube. Over the course of 2016, the franchise was expanded with a graphic novel line, additional animated and digital content, toys, and apparel. Diane Nelson, president of both DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, stated in 2016: "We think DC Super Hero Girls can be bigger than a $1 billion brand".
A relaunch of the franchise was announced in 2017; the relaunch began with the 2019 DC Super Hero Girls TV series. Also in 2019, the DC Zoom imprint "launched with the continuation of [the] DC Super Hero Girls" graphic novel line. The DC Ink and DC Zoom imprints were built off both the creative success of the post-New 52 DCYou program, which "employed younger creators than the New 52 titles, with the titles having a more contemporary feel", and "the financial success of the DC Super Hero Girls property". Dan DiDio, DC's co-publisher from 2010-2020, explained that "a lot of that had also to do with our interest in getting the young adult marketplace. That was DC testing the waters and wondering what a young adult book would be from DC Comics".
Main article: List of DC Super Hero Girls characters
DC Super Hero Girls has various characters inspired by the DC Universe. Certain characters are voiced by actors who have performed as the same characters previously. The characters listed below are listed on the franchise's website:
|Grey Griffin||Wonder Woman|
Silver St. Cloud
|Mae Whitman||Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (first voice)|
Speed Queen (first voice)
|Tara Strong||Harley Quinn|
|Jessica DiCicco||Star Sapphire|
|Lauren Tom||The Double Dare Twins|
|Yvette Nicole Brown||Principal Waller|
|Greg Cipes||Beast Boy|
|Josh Keaton||Hal Jordan/Green Lantern|
|Maurice LaMarche||Red Tornado|
Violet Lantern Ring
|Phil LaMarr||Mr. Fox|
|John DiMaggio||Coach Wildcat|
Anti Hall Monitor
|Tom Kenny||Crazy Quilt|
Commissioner James Gordon
|Helen Slater||Martha Kent|
|Dean Cain||Jonathan Kent|
|Tania Gunadi||Lady Shiva|
|Fred Tatasciore||Killer Croc|
Perry the Parademon
|April Stewart||Granny Goodness|
|Misty Lee||Big Barda|
|Alexis G. Zall||Lois Lane|
|Kevin Michael Richardson||Trigon|
|Romi Dames||Lena Luthor|
|Kimberly Brooks||Mari McCabe|
|Cristina Milizia||Jessica Cruz|
|Matthew Mercer||Green Lantern Ring|
|Ashlyn Selich||Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (second voice)|
Speed Queen (second voice)
Main article: List of DC Super Hero Girls episodes
The DC Super Hero Girls has a series of animated shorts on YouTube and their site centered on the young heroes and villains attending Super Hero High. The first season premiered on 1 October 2015. The second season premiered on 21 April 2016. The third season premiered on 26 January 2017, while the fourth season premiered on 18 January 2018. The fifth and final season premiered on 2 August 2018 and ended on 27 December 2018 as a cliffhanger.
Main article: DC Super Hero Girls (TV series)
In 2019, the DC Super Hero Girls franchise was rebooted as a TV series developed by Lauren Faust, with a continuity separate from that of the previous version of the franchise. Shorts connected with the series began to be released online on 10 January 2019 (the first short had previously received a sneak peek screening with showings of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies), and the full series premiered on Cartoon Network on 8 March 2019.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|"DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High"||Jennifer Coyle||Shea Fontana||19 March 2016Boomerang)
21 May 2016Boomerang UK)30 May 2016 ( (Cartoon Network)
|School is in session for DC Super Hero Girls! This is where students master their super powers, brain power, and will power to become the Super Heroes of tomorrow. When Supergirl crash lands into the cafeteria, it's evident that though she has incredible power, she has a long way to go before she becomes a Super Hero. As Supergirl learns to harness her powers, the Junior Detective Club investigates a mysterious rash of security breaches. Could it all be because of reformed Super-Villain and Super Hero High Vice-Principal Gorilla Grodd - or something far worse?|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|"DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year"||Cecilia Aranovich||Shea Fontana||23 August 2016|
|"DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games"||Cecilia Aranovich||Shea Fontana||23 May 2017|
|"Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain"||Todd Grimes||Jeremy Adams||8 August 2017|
|"Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High"||Elsa Garagarza||Jeremy Adams||15 May 2018|
|"DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis"||Cecilia Aranovich|
|Shea Fontana||2 October 2018|
Random House is publishing a series of text-only novels.
Lisa Yee wrote every novel for the original series which each focus primarily on one character's experiences as a student at Super Hero High. American "big box" retailer Target has released special editions of the Wonder Woman and Batgirl novels that include additional materials (character profiles and posters).
|Wonder Woman at Super Hero High||978-1101940594||1 March 2016|
|Supergirl at Super Hero High||978-1101940624||5 July 2016|
|Batgirl at Super Hero High||978-1101940655||3 January 2017|
|Katana at Super Hero High||978-1101940686||4 July 2017|
|Harley Quinn at Super Hero High||978-1524769239||2 January 2018|
|Bumblebee at Super Hero High||978-1524769260||3 July 2018|
The novels for the rebooted series are written by Erica David.
|Winner Takes All!||978-1984894533||19 November 2019|
|Fierce Competition!||978-1984894564||19 February 2020|
The DC Graphic Novels for Kids imprint is publishing a series of graphic novels.
|Finals Crisis||978-1-4012-6247-1||5 July 2016|
|Hits and Myths||978-1-4012-6761-2||1 November 2016|
|Summer Olympus||978-1-4012-7235-7||11 July 2017|
|Past Times at Super Hero High||978-1-4012-7383-5||26 September 2017|
|Date with Disaster||978-1-4012-7878-6||31 January 2018|
|Out of the Bottle||978-1-4012-7483-2||7 August 2018|
|Search for Atlantis||978-1-4012-8353-7||26 September 2018|
|Spaced Out||978-1-4012-8256-1||4 June 2019|
|At Metropolis High||978-1-4012-8970-6||15 October 2019|
|Powerless||978-1-4012-9361-1||17 March 2020|
|Weird Science||978-1-4012-9846-3||14 July 2020|
|Midterms||978-1-4012-9852-4||1 September 2020|
|Ghosting||978-1-77950-765-5||7 September 2021|
|Exchange Students||978-1-77950-891-1||25 January 2022|
Main article: Lego DC Super Hero Girls
From 2016 to 2018, Lego featured a product line using DC Super Hero Girls logo. 12 Lego sets were distributed. These sets used Lego Friends style mini-dolls figures rather than traditional Lego minifigure, a design aimed at feminine market.
|DC Super Hero Girls Blitz||iOS, Android||8 August 2019|||
|DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power||Nintendo Switch||4 June 2021|||
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