Hey everyone Captain Cats here and today with the help of my niece, we are going to review Cartoon Network’s newest series DC Super Hero Girls.
This version of DC Super Hero Girls (SHG for short) we see that it is easier to follow, not saying that the previous version wasn’t hard, but my niece kept asking me to stop and tell her who was who and what they do and that was every few minutes. This version the main focuses is on six heroes and takes place in Metropolis, and they are:
- Barbara Gordon (Batgirl)- voiced by Tara Strong
- Kara Danvers (Supergirl) – voiced by Nicole Sullivan
- Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) – voiced by Grey Griffin
- Zatanna – voiced by Kari Wahlgren
- Jessica Cruz (Green Lantern) – voiced by Myran Velasco
- Karen Beecher (Bumblebee) – voiced by Kimberly Brooks
Each character has her strengths and weaknesses and makes them more human and relatable to who the show is aiming for, young girls. My niece loves Wonder Woman and Batgirl when she was them throughout the whole episode, she felt like they were like her, strong, smart, brave but at time unfocused and unsure what she wants. The two who I saw she fell in love with the most were Jessica Cruz and Karen Beecher. She asks me if Cruz was like her, Mexican American, I said “yes she is” she jumps for joy, and she rooted for her, with Beecher they are both shy and she understands what it’s like to be shy.
At the end of the episode she wanted to watch more, and I showed her the shorts that are on the SHG YouTube page, and she can’t wait to watch more. Lauren Faust has made something beautiful and pure with this version of SHG; this episode has the right amount of everything to make this a classic and not only a huge following for years to come, but to see my niece seeing her favorite superheroes and finding new ones as well and can relate to them on a basic level, really put a smile on my face. The only thing i have to say about this series and to Lauren Faust is this; This series will show girls from all over the world that they too can be superheroes in their own way and do not need super powers to be one and thank you for creating such a wonderful show that makes not only my niece, but all girls to believe in themselves and that is a message that no one can take away from them.