Stargirl is Courtney Whitmore, a teenage girl living in Blue Valley who becomes a superhero. Courtney began as the second Star-Spangled Kid when she discovered the gear of retired hero Sylvester Pemberton. Her stepfather Pat Dugan, originally known as Stripsey and later S.T.R.I.P.E., was Pemberton's adult sidekick. Jack Knight later gave Courtney his Cosmic Staff, and she took the name "Stargirl" to honor the Starman legacy. She has been a member of the Justice League, Justice Society, Suicide Squad, and Young Justice. Stargirl was created by Geoff Johns and Lee Moder, first appearing in Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0. (1999) ||
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