Season 1 of DC’s Stargirl, which aired in May of 2020, featured the newest members of the Justice Society of America.
Superheroes of the Golden Age
With the exception of Stargirl, members of the Justice Society are modern incarnations of superheroes from the Golden Age of Comic Books, which dominated recreational media from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Geoff Johns, the creator of the character of Stargirl and an executive producer of the namesake television program, wanted to pay homage to these long-lost characters by writing them into the series as important protagonists.
Here are the core members of the Justice Society in Season 1 of Stargirl.
Stargirl is the main character of the show and the leader of the current Justice Society of America. Through her use of a magical relic known as the Cosmic Staff, Stargirl is able to shoot stellar beams of energy at attackers or temporarily blind them with bright light. She can also use the staff to fly, either by holding onto it or sitting atop it.
Without the Cosmic Staff, Stargirl is still a capable fighter, incorporating acrobatics and martial arts techniques from her personal life into her dynamic fighting style. The presence of the staff enhances these physical abilities.
S.T.R.I.P.E. Armor is a protective robotic suit created by a member of the former Justice Society and controlled from within. Standing at fifteen feet tall, the suit of armor exhibits impressive levels of strength and durability that make it a mechanical juggernaut.
S.T.R.I.P.E. Armor uses rockets in its feet to fly through the air and its limbs can be detached and launched at assailants from a distance. In addition to having projectile limbs, S.T.R.I.P.E. Armor also features a variety of short-range and long-range weapons for combat.
Wildcat’s feline powers come from her technologically advanced superhero suit. The suit gives her retractable claws on her fingertips that are able to slice through most materials. While wearing the costume, Wildcat possesses heightened agility, speed, and stealth capabilities. She is also able to crawl along horizontal and vertical surfaces with relative ease.
Like Stargirl, Wildcat also has a background in martial arts and acrobatics, but she is not as sophisticated as the former due to a lack of formal training.
Dr. Mid-Nite fills the role of the Justice Society’s master tactician. Using her superior intellect and A.I.-integrated goggles, she is able to see in electromagnetic spectrum wavelengths, project three-dimensional holographic models, and recognize people and objects that she comes in contact with.
Dr. Mid-Nite does not possess any combat training or ability and primarily relies on her intelligence and technological gadgetry to complete her missions.
Hourman wears an hourglass around his neck that, when activated, grants him superpowers for only one hour in the day. During that time, he is incredibly strong, hardy, and he can leap long distances in a single bound. Like Dr. Mid-Nite, he does not have any formal combat training, making his fighting style somewhat crude. However, within his hour of power, Hourman can go head-to-head with just about any villain.
The events of Stargirl Season 1 proved that these superhuman teenagers had what it took to save the day.