Stargirl-Pilot: A Good Start for Post-Crisis DC Universe

It was a dream come true for Geoff Johns, who penned a very emotional letter for fans to read before they watch the Stargirl Premiere, today was the official premiere of Stargirl on DC Universe; for those who aren’t familiar with the series, it is about a High School sophomore named Courtney Whitmore who discovers a Cosmic Staff and that her Step-Father, Pat Dugan (alias Stripesy, S.T.R.I.P.E.) who fought side by side with the Justice Society of America and sidekick to Starman, she will become an inspiration to a new generation of superheroes. Courtney Whitmore’s inspiration was Geoff Johns’ sister, Courtney, who had died in the explosion of TWA Flight 800 in 1996.

Titans, Doom Patrol, Swamp-Thing, and Harley Quinn, even though Swamp-Thing was canceled but will be part of the CW Line-Up soon and Harley Quinn’s first season is airing on Syfy, DC Universe has a great line-up but now, it is adding Stargirl to their expanding universe; unlike the other shows listed, this is more of a lighter tone coming of age story that seems to be a good fit for the Streaming service and CW, which currently is sitting on top of the skyscraper of ratings. The opening sequence for this episode was absolutely crazy, the beginning battle between the Injustice Society and the Justice Society really pushed the special effects budget to the next level.

Courtney, Pat, and their family began a new life in Blue Valley, Nebraska, unknown to Courtney this is also where the Supervillains who killed Starman, and the rest of the JSA is also residing. With it being a coming of age story, it adds the traditional elements of teenage drama into it, adjusting to High School Life, New Surroundings, and a Cosmic Staff with a mind of its own! Other than that, this show gives off a retro vibe to it, most websites such as CNN (part of the WarnerMedia Family) wrote in their review that it reminded them that it was similar to an 80s teen adventure movie, and that is true, it is good to finally have a show that is not only light-hearted but thankfully not another gritty, pulp show that most networks are popping them out left and right it seems like. Stargirl might seem like another superhero show but it still has solid writing and a steady formula that works for it, as I mentioned in the headline that this is a good start for the Post-Crisis Universe (for those who aren’t familiar with the term, ‘Post-Crisis’ means events and stories after Crisis on Infinite Earths.)

Final Grade:

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.
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