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5 Things You Should Know Before Stargirl's Return

August 9, 2021 5:11PM

Before tomorrows premiere of DC's Stargirl, Here 5 things you should know before you tune in to the season 2 premiere. 

1) What is the Justice Society of America? 

The Justice Society is one of DC’s first-ever superhero organizations formed. The earliest recording of the JSA was in 1941 when the original Dr. Mid Nite joined the team. The JSA even predates the popular Justice League. Much like the Justice League, the JSA would convene at their very own headquarters, The Justice Society Hall. At JSA Hall, several artifacts were kept as part of a memorial. Although some of these are merely sentimental, some items were taken by Courtney Whitmore to give to the next generation of heroes to form the modern-day Justice Society of America.  

2) Who’s part of the JSA  

Many heroes have called the JSA home over the years. Today, it’s lead by Courtney Whitmore, also known as Stargirl, who has recruited fellow high school classmates to take up the mantel of some former members. Those members include Hourman, Dr. Mid-Nite, and Wildcat. The JSA has also been home to some other notable DC heroes, like The Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and Jay Garrick’s version of The Flash who's has made appearances in the series The Flash, and Crisis on Infinite Earths. 


3) Is Stargirl the first to wield the Cosmic Staff?  

Courtney Whitmore is not the first person to dawn the “Star” uniform and uses the powers of the Cosmic Staff. Before Stargirl, Sylvester Pemberton was the wielder of the Cosmic Staff and know as Starman, or when he was a bit younger “Star-spangled kid.” 


4) How did Stargirl get her powers?  

After battling the ISA and Sylvester critically injured, Starman turned to his sidekick Stripesy or better known now as Pat Dugan, Courtney's stepfather. and instructed him that the Starman legacy has to continue. Pat took the cosmic staff and stored it on Sylvester's behalf. Soon, having discovered her stepfather's heroic past. Courtney stumbled upon the Cosmic Staff where it began to react in her hands. Thus, ultimately choosing her to become Stargirl.  

5) Who is Eclpiso? 

This season the JSA takes on the villainous EclipsoEclipso is an ancient entity of corruption and vengeance. Brimming with a cold, terrifying darkness, he exploits the flaws of others, reveling in the impure and sinful, while feeding off the dark side of humanity. With the modern-day JSA heroes' heroic and kind personalities the catalyst in helping them become the heroes they are today, and Eclipso’s ability to bring out the worst in those who oppose him, will make him a force to be reckoned with this season. 


 Sources: 

https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2017/01/19/dc-comics-101-get-to-know-eclipso

https://www.dccomics.com/characters/justice-society-of-america

https://www.dccomics.com/characters/stargirl