“I would love if DC Superhero Girls were really alive.” “Why?” “Because I really like them. I’m their biggest faaAaaAan.” Over the summer, my daughter surprised me. When I went to San Diego for Comic-Con, her superhero fascination had cooled. Sure, she was inhaling as much Teen Titans Go! as various streaming services could serve up, falling in love with the comedic shenanigans of DC Comics’ young superhero team. I’d expected her to keep on talking about Robin’s temperamental blow-ups, imitating Starfire, or singing the show’s songs about leg workouts and snack foods. When I got back home from California, she proudly said, “Guess what?! I like DC Superhero Girls now!” Advertisement In her mind, the Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy on DC Superhero Girls are the same ones as on Teen Titans Go! But she’s also able to call out how they look different and fight bad guys in a different context on the different shows. That’s also true of her experiences with the clips from the older Teen Titans cartoon and comics that she’s seen and read. So what is it about her engagement with these shows that makes me think she’s following in my nerdy footsteps? Couldn’t… Read full this story
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