Today, the news is so disturbing that you need to take a daily break from reality. However, many new TV shows contain too much of your regular anxieties to give you a sense of escape. Thankfully, superhero shows, movies, and comics offer you an outlet into an entirely new world. If you want to start consuming superhero content but don’t know where to start, consider watching DC Comics’ Stargirl.
Stargirl focuses on the generation of heroes who follow those of the original Justice Society of America, which fights the Injustice Society. Its star is a young girl whose real name is Courtney Whitmore. She becomes involved with the world of superheroes after she learns that her new stepfather used to belong to the Justice Society of America. Using the cosmic staff which was originally Starman’s, Stargirl learns to fly and gains unusual strength and stamina. At the same time, she is in many ways an average high school sophomore. She must adapt to her new school and make friends, including one named Yolanda Montez, who takes on the identity Wildcat. Viewers will enjoy Stargirl’s heroics but fall in love with Courtney Whitmore’s relatable personality and struggles.
The show, which is executive produced by Geoff Johns, stars Brec Bassinger as Stargirl. She is joined by Yvette Monreal, who plays Wildcat, and Amy Smart and Luke Wilson, who act as Stargirl’s parents. Other notable names include Lou Ferrigno, Jr., Joel McHale, and Henry Thomas.
Although the first season is thirteen episodes long, DC Comics has already renewed Stargirl for a second season. Production has not started and there is no confirmed release date, but fans can rest assured that more Stargirl content is coming their way. In the meantime, you should familiarize yourself with the rest of the DC universe, which features the backstory of many characters who participate in the new show including S.T.R.I.P.E. and Starman. Furthermore, Stargirl’s story has already been partially explored in books and comics since she was created in 1999.
When you need a break from the depressing news cycle, turn to Stargirl. Not only does the show offer a delightful journey into a universe where people have superpowers, but it also serves as a refreshing reminder of the power of good over evil. Finally, it continues the trend in science fiction and fantasy movies featuring young women instead of having them serve as love interests or sidekicks.
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