Earlier this month, DC Entertainment officially launched DC Super Hero Girls, an initiative designed to welcome younger girls into the DCU in all its alternate realities, namely toys, clothing, digital platforms, animation, and — oh, hey — comics and graphic novels.
This is, of course, a good thing, and way overdue. The character designs look great, and the Super Hero High School concept is an always-popular setting. And while the large cast, reflecting most real-life high schools, has both boy and girls in attendance, the focus is rightfully going to be on characters including Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Katana, Bumblebee, Harley Quinn, and others.
Most importantly, though, is who shows up at the 1:00 minute mark in the first episode:
Eeyow! Plastic Man is back on screen! Does this mean Plas is a graduate of Super Hero High? Is this just a cameo, or will he be making more appearances? Is that Liberty Belle back there? And how awesome is Mortar Board Sandman?
I don’t know the answer to any of these questions because I’ve only watched the first episode, but there are three up already that you can watch at the DC Super Hero Girls site. All I know for sure is I’m glad the WB Animation folks haven’t forgotten about Plastic Man, even if it seems like the DC Comics people have.