Welcome back to DC Super Hero High in the newest original graphic novel from the DC Super Hero Girls line, DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SUMMER OLYMPUS!
School’s out for summer, which means WONDER WOMAN has to take her annual trip to visit her dad, ZEUS. Wonder Woman usually feels like an outsider among the gods and goddess of her paternal family (and she hates the constant barrage of “You’ve gotten so big! How tall are you now?”), so she’s thrilled when Zeus says she can bring a few friends along. When the girls arrive at Olympus, it’s not long before the family reunion devolves into a family competition. When jealous ARES enters the scene and stokes the fires of distrust, the family feud turns into a battle for Wonder Woman’s soul! The gods offer Wonder Woman the ability to become “full goddess” and increase her powers – but at the cost of renouncing her life at Super Hero High. Will Wonder Woman refuse the offer, and if she does, might this mean war on Super Hero High? When Ares and STRIFE work their battle-magic on Wonder Woman’s friends, it’s super hero girl against super hero girl in the battle for Metropolis!
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SUMMER OLYMPUS continues to develop the relationships forged in DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS and HITS AND MYTHS. Written by Shea Fontana, this story is perfect for girls 6-12.
The DC Super Hero Girls line is an exciting new universe of super heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential. Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls features DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse lineup of female characters as relatable teens, playing out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world. Icons including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenage introduction, as each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a super hero.
I read this with my 8 yr old because she is a HUGE DC Super Hero Girls fan. She has a bunch of the dolls, Legos and playsets. When I took her to see Wonder Woman she even brought her DC Super Hero Wonder Woman doll with her.
This wording probably works a little better for starting around the Middle School Age but my daughter didn’t have trouble understanding the story lines. There is a huge bit that involves the Greek Gods and thanks to Rick Riordan she was very familiar with them and their background but if your child isn’t they may need a crash course to keep everything straight and really get all the context. You could easily see a spin off here. Yeah! More toys for me to buy lol
The graphics and color pallet worked well with this age level story and really helped the plot and characters come to life more. Overall it’s just a fun story.
Thank you to Netgalley and DC Comics for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com