DC Comics responds to girl’s call for more female superheroes

Styled as a costume-clad comic book character DC Comics released a sketch of Rowan Hansen on Twitter. (Courtesy: DC Comics)

In this day and age, even fifth-graders can make themselves heard.

Last month, 11-year-old Rowan Hansen of Champaign, Illinois, wrote a letter to DC Comics to express her disappointment about how there are not enough female superheroes. The company has finally responded with a new female character: Rowan Hansen.

Styled as a costume-clad comic book character, DC Comics, whose characters include Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, released a sketch of Rowan Hansen as a superheroin on Thursday, according to Today News.

“I have never really understood why they've had more male superheroes,” Rowan told Today. “It's not like the male superheroes are better than the female superheroes. But there are just more of them.”

Rowan wrote in last month's letter: “I love superheroes and have been reading comics and watching superhero cartoons and movies since I was very young."

She continued: “I'm a girl, and I'm upset because there aren't very many girl superheroes or movies and comics from DC.”

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The letter, which was posted online by the fifth-grader’s father, went viral on social media and sparked a debate about women's representation in the comics industry. So viral, that DC Comics had to tweet in response:

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46