Stargirl is set to headline her first comic in over 20 years

Photo: Stargirl Season 1 - Courtesy of Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Photo: Stargirl Season 1 - Courtesy of Warner Bros. Television Distribution /

For the first in over 20 years, Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl, will be headlining her own comic once again, at least for one issue.

In a new announcement from DC Comics, it has been revealed that Courtney Whitmore will be leading a new team in a new one-shot titled Stargirl Spring Break Special #1. The 48-page one-shot comes from writer and co-creator Geoff Johns, who also serves as creator and showrunner for the Stargirl television series, and artist Todd Nauck of Young Justice fame.

This one-shot seemingly will spin out of the short story which stars Courtney, that Johns and Nauck will have in the upcoming DC Infinite Frontier #0 one-shot, which is due out March 2.

Stargirl shines bright in DC Comics again

This special one-shot will be the first time that Stargirl has had a solo comic in over 20 years as Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. ended with issue #14 in 2000. Over the years, Courtney has appeared in JSA and Justice Society of America – also written by Geoff Johns – as well being a member of the Justice League in Justice League United. Regardless, the character has been used sparingly outside of the hands of her co-creator – who based much of her personality off of his own sister Courtney as a tribute to her after she tragically passed away.

As for where this one-shot will lead, who knows at this point. It could very much be just a one-shot that serves as corporate synergy for the upcoming second season of Stargirl or it could be serving as a jumping off point for a new Stargirl, Seven Soldiers of Victory, or Justice Society series. No matter what happens though, it’s simply wonderful that DC’s Star-Spangled Girl will have another adventure, even if it only ends up being one issue.

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Stargirl Spring Break Special #1 releases on May 4 with a cover price of $5.99 for 48 pages. A card stock variant by Mike McKone will also be available for a cover price of $6.99.