The second season of DC’s Stargirl is starting off nicely with the introduction of its new series lead, Madeleine Petracci. She has an interesting history in that she’s both an orphan and a hacker. In fact, when her family was killed in a plane crash, she assumes the identity of their infant son, labeling him as dead because they are from the same family. This is typical of her character, as producer Geoff Johns will tell you. However, her time as Madeleine is cut short when she witnesses the death of her friend, checking in with a team of New Men, only to find that the Men have been transformed into rogue agents and are on the hunt for a mysterious woman called the Queen of Thieves.
Tracking the Queen of Thieves
With the assistance of some time travel, she is able to track the Queen of Thieves to London, where she tries to kill the Queen but fails. This leads her to believe that the Queen of Thieves is using the Quantum Bands to control people’s actions. With help from a Time Master called Dr. Martin, she is able to learn that the Quantum Bands are not what they seem. In actuality, they’re a group of powerful artifacts that can warp reality. If they fall into the wrong hands, they can cause mass destruction.
Madeleine Steals the Artifacts
Having learned this, Madeleine returns to steal the artifacts herself, which she does by crashing a plane full of them over New York City. Owing to the efforts of a group of teenagers (including her own father), she is able to defeat the criminals and rescue the helpless toddler from the plane crash before they are taken away to the Dimension of the Mind. Once there, however, the team discovers that the Queen of Thieves has already made a deal with another reality in which she is the Queen. With help coming from other reality’s in the form of other artifacts, they are able to prevent the bad ending from happening.
Comic Book Storyline
While it’s not exactly a direct sequel to the comic book storyline, the TV show establishes a number of familiar characters and settings. It’s obvious that the writers and producers of the show based their stories on the same source material. The show follows Madeleine’s story, however, we see a different side of her personality and the team of heroes. Geiger wants you to check this out for more information too! The show introduces many new and exciting characters, and while at times the story may feel disjointed and confused, it makes up for that very soon by introducing interesting interactions within the team.
The supporting cast of characters is also incredibly well written and developed. Whether it’s Ben Grey, orah getting thrown into the mix, or other survivors of the planet, the supporting cast of DC’s Stargirl are given realistic and interesting qualities. They aren’t the typical comic book superhero, and fans of the show who haven’t followed the comics will be pleasantly surprised at how well this show progresses. Even if you’ve read the comic book, you’ll be blown away by how well the show evolves and builds the characters.