Monthly Archives: February 2016

#26 – Lisa Yee – DC Super Hero Girls



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 26 - Lisa Yee - DC Super Hero Girls

Art Eddy talks with author Lisa Yee about her book, Wonder Woman at Super Hero High.

Lisa Yee - DC Super Hero Girls

Art writes…

I am a comic book fan. My dad got me into this genre. I am happy to say that my daughters are comic book fans. It wasn’t something I pushed onto them. They started asking questions about certain heroes and villains. The more they asked, the happier I got. The only issue that I found was that there wasn’t enough books and action figures for kids that centered on women super heroes.

Thankfully all that has changed. DC Comics recently started up a new series called DC Super Hero Girls. It takes place when the heroes we know and love are in high school. At Super Hero High, iconic Super Heroes like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, and Katana navigate all the twists and turns of high school. United by friendship, the DC Super Hero Girls empower kids to shine with confidence and courage, especially while they combat those overwhelming, exciting, and awesomely awkward moments of growing up.

DC Comics and Random House Books brought on the fantastic Lisa Yee to write the first of many novels in this series. The first book, Wonder Woman at Super Hero High follows Wonder Woman as she enters high school as an outsider and tries to fit in. Lisa does a brilliant job of taking the characters that we all know and putting a different spin on each character.

As I read this story to my daughters I loved the different nods Lisa gave to each character that we come across in the book. Yee does a brilliant job of writing in things we know about each character, but balancing in things that a teenage version of each hero and villain would struggle with.

My daughters are eight and five years old. We would read a chapter a night before it was their bedtime. My eight year old couldn’t wait until the evening. After she was done with her homework she would take the book and read it by herself. As a parent you love to see your child embrace reading. Wonder Woman at Super Hero High was one of those books that she couldn’t put down.

For more on DC Super Hero Girls go to DCSuperHeroGirls.com, and to meet Lisa Yee on her book tour, go to her site LisaYee.com for a schedule of her book tour.


#25 – Kevin Conroy – The Voice of Batman



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 25 - Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman

Art Eddy and Zach Rosenberg have a Batman-themed Nerds, Geeks, Dads show this week. They have the one and only Kevin Conroy on the show.

Kevin Conroy is THE voice of Batman. Fanboys and Fangirls love Kevin’s work as Batman from the beginning with Batman: The Animated Series to the video games to shows like the new DC Comics series, Justice League Action, that will begin later this year.

Kevin talks about finding his voice for Batman and Bruce Wayne, working with Mark Hamill, what people can expect from the new series, singing, and much more.

Make sure you follow Kevin Conroy on Twitter at @RealKevinConroy and at his site at RealKevinConroy.com.