Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E was an American comic book published by DC Comics, featuring the second Star-Spangled Kid and her stepfather, the original version's sidekick Stripesy. It was first published in July 1999 (with a "zero issue") and ran for fourteen issues. It was written by Geoff Johns, with art by Lee Moder and Dan Davis.
Courtney is the stepdaughter of Pat Dugan. She found Sylvester Pemberton's cosmic converter belt in her stepfather's belongings and donned the costume in order to annoy him as partial revenge for marrying her mother and supposedly forcing the family to move from Los Angeles to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Dugan, a skilled mechanic, designed and built S.T.R.I.P.E., an armored robot which he rides in to accompany and protect her. Eventually, she joined the Justice Society of America and, after being given Starman's gravity rod by Jack Knight, changed her identity to Stargirl.
S.T.R.I.P.E. is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics universe. Real name Pat Dugan, he first went by the name Stripesy. He is notable for being the only adult sidekick to a teenage superhero—Sylvester Pemberton, the Star-Spangled Kid. Stripesy was a gifted mechanic who built the duo's car, the Star Rocket Racer. Together, they were members of the Seven Soldiers of Victory and the All-Star Squadron. Stripesy was created by Jerry Siegel (co-creator of Superman) and Hal Sherman, and first appeared in Action Comics #40 (September, 1941).
The character has been updated for a new audience: Dugan's stepdaughter, Courtney Whitmore, has become the second Star-Spangled Kid, partly in order to annoy him. This has led Dugan to develop a robot suit of armor so as to accompany and protect her. He has also changed his moniker to S.T.R.I.P.E.. Dugan has also assisted Superman's comrade Steel.
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