Boring, sleepy study halls can be brutal. In fact, if you don't have enough work to occupy you, study halls can be enough to stop your school day dead in its tracks and make time slow down to a painful crawl. We've all watched the minutes on a clock tick by at what seems like the slowest possible pace. But, given all the excitement constantly happening at Super Hero High, you’d imagine the students must long for the occasional dull moment and rest from evil-minded plots.
You might remember my Batgirl at Super Hero High review from a few months ago and how enthusiastic I was about author Lisa Yee’s continuing literary dip into the DC Super Hero Girls universe. If you don’t…well, the short version was that I really liked that book. It was a fun romp with the underlying message that intelligence and academic success are valuable. Plus, it introduced one of my long-standing favorite characters from the DC Comics Universe to the world.
Super Hero High is a place for young heroes to learn all the usual subjects and life lessons one studies in high school and also how to use their super powers and skills for the good of humanity. While they balance attending class and striving for top marks with doing whatever's necessary to protect the citizens of nearby Metropolis, they also participate in the usual school activities—you know, sports, clubs and Intergalactic Games. The latter competition is the subject of the all-new animated movie, DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games.
Some battles are fought with weapons and super powers, others are fought with art supplies.
Welcome back from beautiful scenic Feudal Japan, Legends fans. Congratulations all around for not accidentally starting an international incident before America was even a nation at all. That would have been a really weird edit to make in the history textbooks.
But more importantly—talk about a whole lot of status quo shifting going on in an unplanned detour. We’ve got major changes for both Ray and Nate, a new mission care of Amaya and the JSA, a lead about a big secret Rip had been hiding from the crew, and an ominous message from a future Barry Allen. Phew.
DC Super Hero Girls has shared plenty of life lessons in its animated shorts and books, but the most important may be this: With your friends at your side, you can do anything. Having a support system that you can turn to and share your worries, fears and successes makes facing the world easier. DC Super Hero Girls is putting even more emphasis on the importance of friendship by teaming up with pop group Fifth Harmony on the female empowerment anthem, "That's My Girl."
Super Hero High is a place of superlatives. Darn near every attendee of the school featured in DC Super Hero Girls is the best or fastest or some sort of "est" at some sort of skill. It's the kind of school that keeps you on your toes. If you were classmates with the likes of Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Batgirl, wouldn't you feel more inclined to push yourself?