Friday, August 18, 2017

Egmont launch new comic for girls

Egmont UK have recently launched DC Superhero Girls, a new monthly magazine based on the cartoon series of the same name. It includes a comic strip illustrated by Spanish artist Ferran Rodriguez and you can find out more about his work here:
http://www.ferranrodriguez.com/new-licenses-work/


DC Superhero Girls No.1 comes with cover-mounted gifts and a price of £4.99 (although subsequent issues will sometimes be £3.99 depending on cover mount). It also includes activity pages and posters of the characters. 

It's good to see a publishers wising up to the fact that superheroes appeal to girls as well as boys. "DC Super Hero Girls centres on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of DC as they explore their teen years and discover their Super Hero potential. DC Super Hero Girls taps into today’s zeitgeist moment of girl empowerment to deliver storytelling that promotes character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their own true potential", says Egmont.

For more info, and to see the video ad for the comic, visit the Egmont website:
http://dcsuperherogirls.egmont.co.uk




11 comments:

varszava_vavava said...

This looks really good! I do not think we will see Zatanna and Black Canary in it: well, not in the only costumes that matter at least...

Lew Stringer said...

I should hope not. Wouldn't be appropriate in a comic for little girls would it?

Will Richards said...

But a samurai sword would?! :)

Lew Stringer said...

Well, it's non-sexual, which is the big difference.

Will Richards said...

I get the difference, I just don't see wielding weapons as aspirational for young kids. Just me, maybe.

Lew Stringer said...

I doubt she'll be cutting anyone with it but I take your point.

ParryS said...

I find it baffling how licensing works.

Titan publishes DC reprints, yet Egmont are publishing this (I assume the stories are reprints).

Panini publish Doctor Who Magazine yet Titan Magazines published the now-defunct Torchwood Magazine.

Panini do a Scooby-Doo comic, which I believe are reprints - of DC's Scooby-Doo issue yet it's Titan who have the licence to reprint DC stuff (usually).

The companies producing annuals never seem to be the same as those publishing the comics on which they are based.

There's no problem, just curiosity. Made me smile back in 1990-92 when Marvel UK published a Star Trek: TNG comic - which reprinted DC's TNG title.

Robert Carnegie said...

If the sword is used in costume design and production, that could be a "don't try this at home" feature.

Meanwhile next week here on Blimey - "It's time to go Commando!"

(Or was that last week...)

Lew Stringer said...

Hi Parry, I think it works on branding. Companies bid to get the licence, so although Titan won permission to reprint standard DC comics, the DC Superhero Girls would be a separate licence. Same applies to Scooby-Doo.

The strips appearing in the UK and German editions of DC Superhero Girls are not US reprints.They're drawn by Ferran for these comics. See the link in the post.

Andrew Davidson said...

Thanks for the article, Lew. As you said, the strips are original content created by Egmont. Ferran is doing an amazing job drawing them and we've got UK writer Barry Hutchison scripting them. (http://barryhutchison.com/)

I think it's fine that Katana has a sword, she uses it no differently to Leonardo in TMNT.

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks for the confirmation and additional info, Andy! I hope it does well!

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