Courtney Whitmore is just your typical teenage girl trying
to make it through high school - but she's about to stumble
upon a secret that will make her life a lot more complicated.
Her new stepfather, Pat Dugan, was once Stripesy - sidekick
of the Golden Age hero The Star-Spangled Kid. Finding the
Kid's old costume, Courtney modifies it for herself and becomes
the new Star-Spangled Kid - aiming to fight crime and annoy
her father. But Dugan isn't about to let his new daughter
get in any danger. Putting his mechanical skills to work,
he creates a robotic suit called S.T.R.I.P.E. - and joins
his daughter's battle for justice. Now, the duo fight side-by-side
- often bickering, but never forgetting to watch each others'
backs as they take on aliens, cults, new villains, and more...
and S.T.R.I.P.E. Volume One is an all-new collection that
focusses on Courtney Whitmore, who unexpectedly becomes the
new Star-Spangled Kid. This collection takes us from her origins
as she discovers her stepfather's secret - that he used to
be Stripesy, one half of a superhero double act.
that his secret has been discovered, and that Courtney has
customised his old partner's costume and belt, he retaliates
by donning an 8-foot suit of armour to keep her out of trouble.
keeping tabs on Courtney is not as simple as Stripesy thought
it would be - in fact tackling alien invaders is much easier...
or so he thought.
graphic novel collects together issues #1-8 of the DC Comics
series. There's an equal balance of humour and action to ensure
that this release appeals to a wide audience. This volume
also examines Courtney's school life, showing how a teenage
superhero manages to balance the fight against crime while
keeping on top of her studies - not as dull as it sounds.
is one new collection worth taking a look at.