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A Little Girl Who Called For More Women In Comics Is Now A Superhero

After writing a letter to DC Comics about the lack of female superheroes, 11-year-old Rowan Hansen has been turned into a superhero herself.

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Last month, 11-year-old Illinois resident Rowan Hansen wrote this letter to DC Comics to say, "I love your comics, but I would love them a lot more if there were more girls."

Please RT: An 11 year old girl writes to @DCComics - Girls read comics too, and they care. http://t.co/P6fhuHPDYa

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Please RT: An 11 year old girl writes to @DCComics - Girls read comics too, and they care. http://t.co/P6fhuHPDYa

5:03 PM - 28 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dear DC comics,My name is Rowan and I am 11 years old. I love superheroes and have been reading comics and watching superhero cartoons and movies since I was very young. I'm a girl, and I'm upset because there aren't very many girl superheroes or movies and comics from DC.For my birthday, I got some of your Justice League Chibis™. I noticed in the little pamphlet that there are only 2 girl chibis, and 10 boys. Also, the background for the girl figures was all pink and purple.I remember watching Justice League cartoons when I was really young with my dad. There are Superman and Batman movies, but not a Wonder Woman one. You have a Flash TV show, but not a Wonder Woman one. Marvel Comics made a movie about a talking tree and raccoon awesome, but you haven't made a movie with Wonder Woman.I would really like a Hawkgirl or Catwoman or the girls of the Young Justice TV show action figures please. I love your comics, but I would love them a whole lot more if there were more girls.I asked a lot of the people I know whether they watched movies or read books or comics where girls were the main characters, they all said yes.Please do something about this. Girls read comics too and they care.Sincerely, Rowan

After her letter went viral, DC Comics was quick to respond.

Thanks Rowan. We agree, we’re working hard to create more superhero fun for girls!

DC Comics@DCComicsFollow

Thanks Rowan. We agree, we’re working hard to create more superhero fun for girls!

3:00 PM - 30 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Yes Rowan, girls read comics too! Wonder Woman movie & Supergirl TV both in the works, with more exciting girl power announcements soon!

DC Comics@DCComicsFollow

Yes Rowan, girls read comics too! Wonder Woman movie & Supergirl TV both in the works, with more exciting girl power announcements soon!

3:00 PM - 30 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And when Rowan recently went on the Today Show, DC Comics even sent her this illustration of Rowan as a superhero herself:

DC Comics / Via today.com

Rowan was so excited to see the sketch, but she doesn't think the battle for equality in comics is over yet.

NBC / Via today.com

"I don't want people to think, 'Oh they responded to her, now it's over,'" she explained. "I want people to keep trying to make this happen 'cause it's really important to me."

NBC / Via today.com

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