Real Name: Courtney Elizabeth Whitmore
Base of Operation: Blue Valley, Nebraska
Marital Status: Single
Wt: 110 lbs.
Family: Pat Dugan A.K.A. Stripesy A.K.A. S.T.R.I.P.E. (Step-Father), Michael Dugan (Step-Brother), Barbara Whitmore-Dugan (Mother)
Group Affiliation: JSA
Courtney Whitmore was a happy go lucky teen who was one of the most popular girls in her Beverly Hills, California high school. Her mother started dating Pat Dugan, a giant of a man and a former Law's Legionnaire known as Stripesy. Courtney disliked this man from the start and her dislike only grew when Pat and her mom decided to get away from the big city insanity and escape to the small town of Blue Valley, Nebraska.
One day, while sneaking through Pat's stuff, trying to make something about his past to make his life miserable, she found an old box full of memorabilia. Through the box's contents she learned that he was Stripesy, sidekick to the J.S.A.'s Star Spangled Kid. She also found the original Kid's cosmic converter belt and decided she would become the new Star Spangled Kid just to make Pat angry.
Once Courtney started her heroics, she found that she was truly good at being a heroine which only made Pat more frustrated. Thinking that the only way to distract her from being a hero, was to be with her in her new guise, he built a suit of armor to appear as a robot and became a sidekick again. This time, he pretended to be a robot and took on the name S.T.R.I.P.E. As S.T.R.I.P.E., he continuously tries to talk Courtney out of being a super-heroine. Much to his dismay, his pleads only make her want to be the best heroine she can be. Oddly enough, Courtney also tries to get S.T.R.I.P.E. to quit his heroics as much as he tries to stop her.
POWERS AND WEAKNESSES
Powers/Skills: With the help of the cosmic converter belt, invented by Ted Knight (Starman I), the new Star Spangled Kid has enhanced strength, durability and agility. Additionally, there are other powers she has yet to tap into as the belt was designed only to be used by it's user, Sylvester Pemberton. The female body makes the belt work differently, in ways yet to be seen.
Weaknesses/Limitations: Her been-there/done-that attitude.