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Stargirl Spring Break Special #1

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Fred Hembeck, Todd Nauck, Jerry Ordway Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 30
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Legendary comics writer Geoff Johns returns to his breakthrough hero, Stargirl, in this special one-shot illustrated by Todd Nauck!
Courtney Whitmore’s spring break plans aren’t like your average high schooler’s. Instead of hanging out with friends, she’s heading out on an adventure with her stepfather, Pat Dugan, a.k.a. S.T.R.I.P.E., and teaming up with his former team, the Seven Soldiers of Victory! The Soldiers are forced to reunite again to unearth the secret eighth Soldier of Victory, but what other secrets lie buried, and what does it all mean for Courtney’s future as Stargirl?

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 25, 2021

    This special was an exceptional primer for Stargirl and the legacy character corner of the Universe. Hopefully it leads to much more from DC in 2021 and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 25, 2021

    Stargirl Spring Break Special #1 is the quintessence of everything good superhero comics should be. It is bright. It is hopeful. It honors the past while acknowledging we can be better today in building a better tomorrow. It is also one heck of a read that will leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox May 28, 2021

    This feels like a return to form for writer Johns and his early DC work but still hints at the epic long-form writer he is today with the cliffhanger and reset of character stories back to fresher times. As he diversifies his comic output, it's good to see he still remembers how it began. I don't normally give such high scores to DC characters but this is a clean 100%. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller May 28, 2021

    A book created with love for its characters always feels right, and this book feels just that. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Cody White May 25, 2021

    Stargirl: Spring Break Special #1 (#DCComics @geoffjohns @ToddNauck @hificolor @thebryanhitch) has Johns writing like classic Johns for the first time in a while as the world prepares for his upcoming Stargirl and JSA books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 25, 2021

    Overall, this book has a nice light tone to it and feels like a return to form for Johns and his early DC work before he became the epic long-form writer he is today. As he diversifies his comic output, it's good to see he still remembers how it began. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 25, 2021

    Stargirl Spring Break Special #1 is a comic that revels in fun. It's a comic that hits all the right notes with the material it presents. It will probably the most fun you have reading comics so far this year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 25, 2021

    While you could simply look at this as a fun Stargirl Special, this issue does a ton to bring the Seven Soldiers of Victory into the modern age in a story that allows their timelines to make sense in a world where "Everything Matters". We've got amazing art throughout and a story that sets things up for Courtney Whitmore going forward and even though I would have liked more time and page space to allow the Seven Soldiers to really be fleshed out for new readers, not to mention concepts, I had a lot of fun with this book and look forward to what the future brings with the characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt May 25, 2021

    Stargirl: Spring Break #1is nothing like what the title would suggest. While the art style matches a teen drama, the plot is a high-intensity action thriller filled with time shenanigans and severe emotional stakes. It's a good story though with amazing coloring, especially throughout the lengthy final action sequence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson May 26, 2021

    Stargirl: Spring Break Special #1 definitely isn't what fans might be expecting"but that's great. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 28, 2021

    A well crafted story that rings hollow in just about every way. Oh, but there's a fun Fred Hembeck page! Read Full Review

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