Stargirl is one of those rare DC characters who I know next to nothing about. In fact, with all my obsessive reading of DC Comics, I don't think I've read a single issue that she's appeared in. That said, I've been curious enough about her various toys and comic covers over the years that I've googled her plenty to find out more. Courtney Whitmore first appeared in 1999 as a new version of the Star-Spangled Kid (with a costume modeled after the Zoo Crew's Yankee Poodle.) Soon she was given the Cosmic Staff and became Stargirl (the new Starman). The character was created by Geoff Johns in honor of his younger sister, Courtney, who was a victim of the TWA Flight 800 crash. That tragedy struck a major chord with me. I grew up roughly 30 minutes away from the high school that lost 16 students on that flight. Although I didn't know any of them, we were the same age and from the same rural area. Knowing that Stargirl is a tribute to a victim of that tragedy makes me like her even more.
This is by far the nicest Stargirl figure we've seen. The only odd thing about her is the size of her eyes in the final version. They are a little large compared to other DCC figures (as well as her solicitation and box art pictures). They aren't horrible, but they do make her an outcast among the other DCC ladies. I may attempt a customization.
Stargirl comes with the Cosmic Staff.
Here are some images of Stargirl from the comics and animation.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the shamefully awkward DCUC Stargirl (she can't even hold her staff so I left it out).
And with a few of the recent DCC ladies.