"Black Adam Ruined My Birthday!": Courtney Whitmore and Mary Kramer get off a school bus near Courtney's house. She is angry because their recent battle against Black Adam ruined Courtney's birthday. When the
- When the vets stand together, Court, Stargirl stands with them. You've grown up.
- -- Wildcat
Appearing in "Black Adam Ruined My Birthday!"
- Abigail "Ma" Hunkel
- Barbara Whitmore-Dugan
- Mary Kramer
- Mike Dugan
- Pat Dugan (Flashback and main story)
- Charlie the Owl
- Frankie the monkey
- The Needle (Flashback only)
- Patton (Mike Dugan's dog)
- Star-Spangled Kid I (Flashback only)
- Solomon Grundy (Flashback only)
- Sheldon Fox (Courtney's dentist)
- Amanda Heywood
- Jack Heywood
- Jordan Heywood
- Keith Heywood
- Lou Lou, the Lemonade Girl (Single appearance)
- Nicole Heywood
- S.T.R.I.P.E. Armor (Cameo)
- Star-Rocket Racer (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Black Adam Ruined My Birthday!"
Courtney Whitmore and Mary Kramer get off a school bus near Courtney's house. She is angry because their recent battle against Black Adam ruined Courtney's birthday. When they get to the house however, they find the entire JSA roster waiting to surprise her. Everyone shouts Happy Birthday and Courtney is elated. Starman gives her presents, which consists of her own costume and Cosmic Rod. Damage and Hourman go out to get ice cream, but Damage is in a snit, claiming that he doesn't like ice cream. Back at the house, Wildcat bonds with his son and Alan Scott tells Courtney how much of an inspiration she has been for other young heroes. The heroes (as well as Courtney's family) present her with a large star-shaped birthday cake. Courtney blows out the candles and makes a wish. Her wish is to finally have her braces removed. The entire JSA accompany Courtney to the dentist, but unfortunately for Stargirl, she still has to wear them for one more year.
- Issue shipped with three variant inter-locking covers illustrated by Alex Ross.
- This is the final issue of the series with writer Geoff Johns.
- Issue includes a four-age preview of Last Days of Animal Man #1.
- The JSA battled the Black Marvel Family in Justice Society of America issues #23-25.
- Issue includes a flashback to J.J. Thunder and Stargirl's battle against Solomon Grundy from JSA #30.
- Courtney's best friend Mary Kramer was one of the regular supporting characters from the Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. title.
- This issue spotlights Stargirl. Stargirl was created by Geoff Johns and based upon his late sister who died in an airplane crash.
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Links and References
- Justice Society of America article at Wikipedia
- JSA Checklist
- JSA Chronology page
- JSA series index at DCU Guide
- JSA series index at Comicbookdb.com
- JSA series index at the Grand Comics Database Project
- Justice Society Fact File
- Justice Society Index at Dark Mark's Indexing Domain
- Justice Society of America at TV Tropes