Thursday, September 25, 2008


By Chris Wilson

My daughter is so taken with Tiny Titans and Super Friends, that I finally signed her up for her own copies. She now has her own comic storage box and her own monthly subscription, which is what came in this week. She loves reading her comics, but she doesn’t have any superhero titles that are all girl. Until …

This month’s advertisement in Previews. It is a DC title which we are both very excited about and which will be automatically added to my 8-year-old’s monthly subscription:

The comic industry is always in need of more female-oriented comic books. When I originally got into comics, it was this exact product that I was searching for. I needed comics that I could read with my daughter, something that would entice her into my geeky world and yet something she could relate to as a girl and young woman. She needed a super that she could really relate to and look up to. She needed her own girl-power superhero.

We elementary teachers are especially on the lookout for such fare, as we want strong characters and stories that are appropriate for our female students. Team books are great and the independent stories are also important, but so is the female superhero book for young girls.

Here is the write up for the new girl of steel from the DC website:

Meet Linda Lee! She’s the newest kid on the block – and the planet, too! Find out how an ordinary girl from Krypton became the most extraordinary girl on Earth in the pages of this brand new monthly series. And if you think life is tough as a hero, try being in the eighth grade.

My friend, Tracy, interviewed Supergirl scribe, Landry Walker. You can click here for that article. The first issue is set to debut December 3, 2008 in 32 full color pages and at a price of $2.50. It is part of Johnny DC, which is DC's imprint for kids.

Now, to the list of this week’s comics:
  1. I Kill Giants #3 (of 7)
  2. Kingdome Come
  3. Mad Kids #11
  4. Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #40
  5. Marvel Adventures Superheroes #3
  6. Super Friends #1 - #4
  7. Tiny Titans #1 - #5
  8. Usagi Yojimbo #114

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