Girls, Power

DC and Warner Bros. announced the Fall 2015 launch of DC Super-Hero Girls yesterday — a line of media content and merchandising in partnership with Mattel targeted at girls aged 6 to 12.

Young, newly designed versions of Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Katana, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn flying, running, and/or jumping towards the viewer

Why am I so conflicted about this?

Kind of Blue

Here’s our first look at Melissa Benoist in costume for CBS’s upcoming Supergirl.

Photos: Bonnie Osborne / Warner Bros. Entertainment © 2015.

A friend was decrying the dark blue on Facebook and he’s not alone there. I don’t
mind it myself. Bruce Timm & Co. opted to go in that direction for the WB Superman animated series in 1996, harkening back to the earliest depictions in the comics as well as the 1940s Fleischer cartoon shorts, and I think darker colors in general tend to work better in live-action portrayals. The Flash has done all right with a mostly lighter superhero — in tone — wearing a darker red than we get on the page. (Of course, Man of Steel went dark too…)