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DC Super Hero Girls has really been a fantastic initiative all the way around, and something we were excited about since I first shared news about it over two years ago. Now comes word that the legend will continue to grow as the DC Super Hero Girls are getting their own all-new animated action comedy series on Cartoon Network. Warner Bros. Animation has started production on DC Super Hero Girls,  with character designs and storytelling headed up by Emmy Award–winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) who's prepping the series for a 2018 debut.

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When I first wrote about DC Super Hero Girls just over a year ago, I knew that the initiative would be something special - a long-overdue chance to fill some gaps in entertainment and play. As parents of two young girls, my wife and I have seen the little ones embrace iconic superheroes like Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Batgirl (along with their male counterparts) without really having anything substantial to back it up, quite unlike the multitude of other pop culture interests out there. These characters were underutilized to reach new generations, their stories and adventures scattered through un-unified worlds and mediums. DC Super Hero Girls changed all that, bringing together the female heroes and villains of the DC Universe into a new realm - placing them as High School-aged students learning their paths in life, but in a way relatable to younger kids. With an online animated series, books, toys and more, it's all been given purpose - a mission that DC's Diane Nelson described as "stories of empowerment, inspiration and optimism." First rolled-out exclusively to Target stores this Spring, DC Super Hero Girls toys and products will go out en masse starting in June, with the full collection of poseable action dolls and figures starting to hit the toy aisles of retailers everywhere. The folks at Mattel recently sent us the first wave of six action dolls to check out, and we're presenting them now in this edition of UNBOXED + PLAY!

Immediately upon being announced last Spring, DC Super Hero Girls was something that struck a nerve here at Rock Father HQ. Geared toward kids ages 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe - presented in a High School setting, with Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more learning their powers, while being united by friendship. While there's a ton to explore when it comes to DC Super Hero Girls, one of the most popular elements is the bi-weekly series of animated shorts, and today THE ROCK FATHER Magazine is teaming-up with DC Entertainment to give you a sneak-preview of the latest episode - which actually arrives in full at 11am PT. Following last month's inaugural "Hero of the Month" (Poison Ivy), it's time to crown another, and this time it's Bumblebee! Here's a preview...

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It was back in April that I first posted news about DC SUPER HERO GIRLS here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, and tonight the first elements of this exciting new initiative have emerged. DC SUPER HERO GIRLS is a true transmedia property created by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products in partnership with Mattel - an all-new world created for girls "where they can play, watch, read and be inspired to discover their full super power potential alongside legendary DC Comics female Super Heroes, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, in this all-new universe that was created just for them." The Global Launch takes place this month, and DC SUPER HERO GIRLS will have a massive presence at New York Comic-Con next week. Check out the first video and images below, along with the full announcement.

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Sometimes you just have to wait for things, and even if the wait equals years, the payoff is pretty good. A prime example arrived today - the result of planning ahead, and keeping a t-shirt in a drawer for six years. Weird to think that slightly more than a half-decade ago, I was in the midst of a late-night diaper run to Walmart when I started browsing some clearance kids' clothes that had been squeezed-in near their Garden Center. There was one particular rack that caught my eye - t-shirts featuring comic book covers from the 1980s... the exact time that I became a comic book fan myself. Hanging on that rack was a single t-shirt in a size 6/7 that bore not only a favorite cover, but the exact cover of the first issue of John Byrne's THE MAN OF STEEL from 1986 - the very book that hooked me on DC Comics. For less than $2, I purchased said t-shirt, and have waited six years for today to arrive - the day that it finally fit Addie. 

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Tuesday, July 21 2015 22:53

CBS' SUPERGIRL gets a new trailer...

On Monday, October 26 at 8:30/7:30c, CBS' SUPERGIRL will fly into living rooms as the latest television series ripped from the pages of DC Comics. After a stellar extended first-look a few months back, a new preview has hit the web and can be viewed below. This is one of my personal "most-anticipated" new series' for 2015....

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