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DC Comics' answer to Monster High and Ever After High, the DC Super Hero Girls is a media franchise geared towards young female comics fans, focusing on the female heroes and villains within the DC Comics universe. It launched in 2015 with a toyline and a series of online shorts.

The first generation of the franchise, headed by writer Shea Fontana, features younger, teenage versions of many of its characters attending a special Superhero School together, with Wonder Woman as a Fish out of Water who has left Themyscira for the first time. The second generation of the franchise, headed by Lauren Faust, follows the more traditional Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World setup, with the cast now making use of their usual secret identities. Barbara Gordon serves as the central protagonist here, though Wonder Woman remains as team leader.


Compare Marvel Rising, which is Marvel Comics' own cross-media franchise aimed at young girls.

Works in the franchise include:

  • DC Super Hero Girls: The original toyline.
  • DC Super Hero Girls: A web series developed by Shea Fontana, consisting of a series of minutes-long animated shorts. Served as the original centerpiece of the franchise, lasting from 2015 to 2018.
    • DC Super Hero Girls: A series of children's chapter books set in the same universe as the web series.
    • LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: A series of LEGO films and specials that began release in 2017.
  • DC Super Hero Girls: A television series developed by Lauren Faust, which serves as a Continuity Reboot for the franchise. Premiered in 2019.
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