For Liberty Belle’s “History of Heroes” class, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley, Katana, Bumblebee and Ivy take a time machine to learn about the past, up close and personal. But when the girls can’t help themselves and intervene in a past battle, they alter the course of history.
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For ages 4 and under
I understand that DC Super Hero Girls is aimed at the younger set but this comic seemed especially designed for children who are in the board book mode, rather than all ages. Despite being in high school, the characters are portrayed as if they’re in Kindergarten.
There’s an argument over who knows more about dinosaurs between Batgirl and Harley Quinn, and Supergirl is chastised for using X-Ray vision during a game of I-Spy, yet we have no idea why Wonder Woman would think she was doing that. Despite the first appearance of Liberty Belle in literally years, and a look at the time stream a la Classic DC, this issue was a waste of money for the little watered down content involved. Also, the school bus is a time machine that is either a poor man’s version of The Magic School Bus or just a very unsubtle nod to the much loved bus. While the heroes are portrayed as not being phased (pun not intended) by going back to see live dinosaurs, they are frightened by them. If not an all ages comic, it would make more sense if the heroes were children then teenagers, but then again, I’m probably analyzing it too harshly.
The only reason I’d recommend this to someone is if they have a very young child they want to introduce comic books too, or they want to see Liberty Belle again, or if they want to support those who appreciate old school DC. While I’m a Supergirl completist, I’m not sure I’ll be continuing to buy this, and this is coming from someone who buys other children’s books. However, again, despite my lack of like for the book, if it’s makes a child smile, then it’s done its job. :)