Throughout a captivating DC Fandome panel that reunited the forged of the pleasant CW present–Brec Bassinger (Stargirl), Yvette Monreal (Wildcat), Cameron Gellman (Hourman), Anjelika Washington (Physician Mid-Nite), and Amy Sensible (Barbara Whitmore) together with creator Geoff Johns and Hollywood icon/Stargirl director Lea Thompson–Bassinger hinted that we would see a fan-fave Grant Morrison JLA character, Jakeem Thunder, when Stargirl season 2 arrives subsequent 12 months.
The primary season of Stargirl centered on Courtney Whitmore taking up the mantle that she thought belonged to her father whereas constructing a brand new Justice Society of America group. Whereas we noticed new iterations of Physician Mid-Nite, Wildcat, and Hourman, there have been a few group members who have been solely hinted at via their equipment. Alan Scott’s Inexperienced Lantern was seen within the outdated JSA headquarters together with Johnny Thunder’s pink pen. For some time it appeared like Icicle’s son, Cameron Mahkent, would possibly tackle the mantle as he was an artist who used his artwork and creativity for good. However in line with Brec it seems like Jakeem can be choosing up the pen.
“I want some closure on that pink pen! Convey on Jakeem!” Bassinger enthused when Thompson requested what every of the forged needed from season two. Although Johns was tight lipped, he did state that they might be exploring the device made well-known by Johnny Thunder. So who’s Jakeem Thunder? And the way does he hook up with the world of Stargirl?
The legacy hero first appeared in Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, and Paul Ryan’s Flash (vol. 2) #134 and was given Johnny Thunder’s pen by his Keystone Metropolis neighbor Jay Garrick. If you happen to’re not accustomed to the pen, it holds the genie which provides Johnny Thunder and now Jakeem their powers. Like several good genie, Thunderbolt, the one which resides within the pen grants needs, enabling its grasp to tackle just about any energy or need. Although Jakeem–initially referred to as J.J.–started his life in The Flash, he went on to be a part of the ’99 JLA/JSA crossover which is the place he fought alongside his future group.