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We rated it one of the best TV superhero series of the decade (behind Marvel’s Luke Cage) in our wrap-up of the first 10 years of borg.  In the first season of Stargirl the series never let up, never let us down, and with this week’s new trailer it looks like it’s full steam ahead.  The series that may have you stand up and cheer, from the far corners of 30 years of DC Comics, Stargirl′s first season delivered a story of a trope TV never really does that well–a positive relationship between step-daughter and step-father.  Brec Bassinger’s Courtney Whitmore had a relationship with her new stepdad like you’d expect at first–awkward.  But it was doubly awkward when he was an over-eager good guy named Patrick played by Luke Wilson–and they are both superheroes.  Now that the introduction is out of the way, where do we go from here?

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Check out the first trailer for Season 2 of Stargirl:

Like the best parts of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, iZombie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and The Flash, but Stargirl stands apart as something unique.  The special effects, the stunts, the costumes, the talisman props, the gorgeous 1950s art direction incorporated into modern small-town Midwest–and those pristine battle scenes (including a truly epic, seamless CGI battle between Solomon Grundy and S.T.R.I.P.E.) conjured splash pages and covers, transformed them from comics to the screen–all artfully, magically handled.

The new season introduces Ysa Penarejo’s Jade, daughter of Green Lantern Alan Scott and Thorn, plus Jim Gaffigan as Thunderbolt, and John Wesley Shipp as Jay Garrick’s The Flash.

Stargirl–one of the best seasons of superhero TV yet, in an era with plenty of competition.  Get the entire first season of Stargirl now here on Amazon.  Season 2 begins August 10, 2021, on CW Network.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg