DC Super Hero Girls tackles romance in new Valentine-centric graphic novel

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:18 AM EDT (Updated)

They might be superheroes, but even they have to deal with love troubles sometimes. In the ongoing DC Super Hero Girls series, which features teenage incarnations of characters like Batgirl, Supergirl, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and more, our favorite heroes have to tackle problems from being "the new kid in school" to passing their final exams in the midst of a big villain crisis.

This time around, in the newly-released graphic novel titled DC Super Hero Girls: Date With Disaster, the young girl heroes are facing the upcoming school dance - but for Batgirl in particular, the problem gets a little more personal when she finds out her pop (Commissioner Gordon) is looking for a date of his own! Check out the official summary of the novel, written by Shea Fontana and illustrated by Yancey Labat, below:

Catwoman is out on the prowl one night when kaboom! An explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs rouses the heroes from their slumber. Star students Batgirl and Lois Lane both know the lab incident is fishy, and they meet later to share clues. But nothing could’ve prepared Batgirl for what they see next: Batgirl’s dad out on a date! Batgirl is grossed out until her friends convince her that dads get lonely, too. And with the school dance coming up and everyone pairing off—heck, even Principal Waller has a date with a guy called Deadshot—maybe it’ll be okay. The girls place a personal ad for Commissioner Gordon while they delve deeper into the mystery surrounding the explosion, but they’re about to discover more than who is behind the attack on S.T.A.R. Labs. Could it be that posting an ad looking for dates for the commissioner is like advertising catnip for criminals? 

Now available in bookstores and online, DC Super Hero Girls: Date With Disaster is perfect for the middle-grade reader in your life who wants a relatable story about heroes, adventure, love and friendship. You can preview the cover as well as the first five pages of the graphic novel below.

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