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Rowan Hansen, 11, has always loved reading comics and watching superheroes on TV and films. But she has always been bothered by the lack of female superheroes.

Last month, the Champaign, Illinois, fifth-grader wrote a letter to DC Comics — whose characters include Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — to express her frustrations. “I love your comics,” she wrote, “but I would love them a lot more if there were more girls.”

She get a pair of tweets back from the company, saying they were “working hard to create more superhero fun for girls,” and there was a Wonder Woman movie and Supergirl TV show “in the works, with more exciting girl power announcements” coming soon.

They also surprised her with an original piece of art featuring Rowan as a superhero, wearing glasses and all.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story, w/ photos from TODAY)

Story tip from Joel Arellano

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