DC Super Hero Girls #1

DC Super Hero Girls #1

Writer: Shea Fontana Artist: Yancy Labat, Monica Kubina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 29, 2016 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Preparing for high school exams is hard enough, but at Super Hero High, even the tests are super-tough! Principal Waller keeps an eagle eye on her students, drilling them in math, science, literature-and other subjects like flying and powers! And no one wants to fail, because Principal Waller hands out detention faster than a speeding bullet.
In the first-ever all ages DC Super Hero Girls original graphic novel, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Katana, and Poison Ivy are studying hard-well, maybe not Harley Quinn- when they are each abducted by a mysterious villain! Will the students outsmart their captor, save Gotham City, and still pass their finals?

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jun 29, 2016

    So, assuming youre not a little girl reading this review yourself (and if so, please do not click through to my column from last week where I swear a lot), do me a favor. Buy a copy of this book and give it to a little girl. If you want one for yourself, buy two. But get this in the hands of the people who need it most. Do it. Do it. Do it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 30, 2016

    I understand that this book is targeted at young girls who love the DC Superhero Girls shorts and merchandise and if you know anyone who fits that bill, buy them this book immediatley. However, there is fun to be had by anyone who loves a cute little adventure with adorable versions of their favorite characters. What I'm saying is, if you or anyone you love likes to smile, get them this book. Now, when will DC give us a Superhero Girls Digital First comic so we can enjoy our gals each and every week?!? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jul 1, 2016

    "DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis" is downright fun. There's almost no way you can pick this up and not fall in love with these new characterizations. It'll bring a smile to even the most jaded comic book fans and is a must buy for young girls looking to get into comic books. It's a beautifully drawn book with happiness radiating from it. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 29, 2016

    This isn't a deep layered graphic novel, it's not supposed to be. This is geared towards younger kids who'll enjoy the characters and style and simplistic story. Still, I found it all enjoyable and can't wait to read and see more of it all. If there's a little super hero in your life, this is an absolute must buy for them. If you're an adult, it's one you'll want to check out to see what the kids are so excited about. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 6, 2016

    This was a fun, breezy, delightful look at these characters. I have yet to be disappointed by this line. So kudos to Fontana and Labat. They really tell a refreshing story even for a grizzled old comic veteran like me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Jun 29, 2016

    DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisisworks well as a gateway comic for the parent who's asking where to get a child started on comics (For the record, there isanother issue coming, but not until November.). Certainly there are more realisticstories that a new reader should be introduced to at some point"Wolfman and Perez'sTeen Titans comes to mind"but DCSuper Hero Girlsis a friendly, reasonably-priced entry point that will make a nice, easy gift for a kid. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    We The Nerdy - Sam Liggett Jun 30, 2016

    Overall, the book is cute and will probably keep the attention of a kid, but is going to be dull and feel a little forced for any adult reading it on their own. Taken as individual stories, the book excels as an introduction to comics and to each of the Super Hero Girls but when read cover-to-cover, it becomes trite and grating. The art is cartoony, and the way the story works out made me wonder why they didn't just make this story into a TV show, since that's what it feels like anyway. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Capeless Crusader - Faye Kelts Jul 6, 2016

    Great art in a non-traditional comic style brings these Superhero Girls to life, but I wish I got to know them better on the page. This book alone is not the best intro into the DC Superhero Girls franchise, but may be part of something greater. Read Full Review

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