Tuesday, January 4, 2011

30 Days Of Comics: Day 28: A Comic That Introduces A Great Character

Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. # 0

This was another topic that I struggled with.  There are characters I like who have had a hard time at the hands of some writers (Hawkeye and Vision) and others I like that I haven't really followed them for all that long even though I went and bought their first appearances at some point (Stephanie Brown and Time Drake).

The character of Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore) falls into her own category.  I wasn't really aware of her until 2005 or so and besides this series, I never "followed" her per se.  She does appear in other comics, but she is not a character I seek out.

I am including Stargirl for one big reason.  I love how she was "created".

Straight from Wikipedia:

"The character is a creation of Geoff Johns, who based her personality on that of his sister, also named Courtney, who died in the explosion of TWA Flight 800 in 1996. Johns is an avid fan of Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew and Courtney's original outfit is similar to Zoo Crew member Yankee Poodle's; in the comics, this is explained by Courtney being a fan of Yankee Poodle."

You can't really beat that, can you?


  1. I remember reading that in a column in the back of a JSA comic and it made me a fan of the character for life.

  2. Oh yes! :P
    She truly is one of a kind^^
    I don't follow Stargirl either, but her stories were quite unique!


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