Fans of powerful female superheroes, rejoice! Stargirl is coming to the rescue. If you are wondering who that is, here are some facts that will entice you to stream season one at The CW right away. There are some light spoilers for the beginning of season one in this article.
Who Is Stargirl?
Stargirl is a superhero in the DC Universe. Her real name is Courtney Whitmore. She was first introduced in the comic “Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.” in 1999 as the Star-Spangled Kid and eventually became Stargirl in 2003 in “JSA All-Stars.”
She was created by Lee Moder and Geoff Johns, the latter of whom is the executive producer of the show as well.
Courtney’s parents got divorced when she was young, and Courtney’s mother married a man named Pat Dugan years later. Courtney was upset with the marriage as well as her family’s move to Nebraska. Pat Dugan, a mechanical genius, has some “super” secrets: he used to work with the JSA as the robot-suited hero S.T.R.I.P.E.
What is the JSA?
The Justice Society of America was created in 1940 as the first superhero team in comic history. Comic book fans will recognize many familiar heroes in the original JSA, like Sandman, Green Lantern and the Flash. Their original stories involved the JSA fighting Hilter in World War Two. Through many different storylines including a time warp, the JSA broke up and reformed a few times, leading to the modern incarnation of S.T.R.I.P.E. including his partnership with Stargirl.
How Did Stargirl Get Her Powers?
In the comics, when Courtney found out that her stepfather, Pat, used to be a superhero, she comes up with a plan to become Stargirl to irritate him. Pat becomes S.T.R.I.P.E again so that he can keep Courtney safe during her adventures.
A member of the JSA, Starman, decides that she is worthy of a powerful item called the Cosmic Staff. This staff allows her to fly and send powerful blasts at her enemies as a member of the JSA.