Television’s latest animated superhero sports a purple skirt and cape, pink gloves and white go-go boots.
She is also a he.
Meet SheZow, the star of a new cartoon on the Hub, a kids’ cable channel co-owned by Silver Spring-based cable programming giant Discovery Communications and toy manufacturer Hasbro.
In “SheZow,” a 12-year-old boy named Guy uses a magic ring to transform himself into a legendary crime fighter. When evil lurks, Guy says, “You go, girl!” and becomes SheZow.
“When I first heard about the show, my reaction was ‘Are you out of your minds?’ ” said Margaret Loesch, chief executive of the Hub. “Then I looked at it and I thought, ‘This is just funny.’ ”