'Stargirl' Season 1 Episode 1 strikes a chord, fans call it 'a love letter to the comics'
Apart from Courtney's snippy attitude with her stepfather, fans have really warmed up to the new superhero
'Stargirl' is off to a solid start. The show premiered on The CW on May 19, a day after its release on DC Universe. Instead of troubled superheroes making adult journeys, we see a troubled teenager starting on her journey to become a masked vigilante. Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) discovers that her stepfather, Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson), is withholding a secret from everyone, including her mother.
It's a powerful Cosmic Staff that belonged to his father, the original Starman. As he didn't believe that his son was worthy enough, he told him to pass it to someone who was. Tada, that's Courtney. After getting her hands on the staff, the first thing she does is, a plan to hit back at bullies in her school and maybe do some gymnastic flips in her backyard.
Apart from Courtney's snippy attitude with her stepfather, fans have really warmed up to the new superhero. One fan even tweeted that the premiere of the show was better than the whole season of 'Batwoman'. Others noticed that the show was trying to stay true to the comic origins.
"#Stargirl is a lovely set up and adaptation of multiple parts of different JSA comics I enjoyed a few years back," a fan wrote while another tweeted, "In my opinion @stargirl_cw will be loved by both fans of the Justice Society of America on Earth-2 and by viewers who will identify with the younger heroes who will carry the torch after the JSA. Fans of Superheroes and DC Comics should watch this show. #DCStargirl #Stargirl."
"Absolutely loved @stargirl_cw tonight. It was like a love letter to the comics and the cast is just great. Looking forward to seeing more of it. #Stargirl," a fan wrote.
Pat Dugan also revealed that he was 'Stripesy' to the Star-Spangled Kid as well, which is a nod to the comics. A fan noted, "While Pat Duggan (Stripsey) was the adult sidekick to the Star Spangles Kid (Sylvester Pemberton) and appeared in Action Comics # 40 and later as S.T.R.I.P.E.S. to another Stargirl Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.S # 0 #Stargirl," a fan wrote.
"Ah!!!!!! Starman was actually The Star-Spangled Kid as a 15 year old & Stripsey was his older sidekick! YES! Original continuity!" a fan wrote.
'Stargirl' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm on The CW.