any Comic Vine content. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. The latest episode of DC Universe's Stargirl saw Blue Valley High School's resident mean-girl Cindy Burman take up the identity of the villain Shiv. The who's who of famous superhero/supervillain progeny! Shiv's chief weapon is a golden staff with an ornamental dragon's head. Shiv's codename came from the most obvious of these enhancements; a series of sub-dermal blades concealed within her wrists and ankles. Orphaned and aching for revenge, Shiv proved an easy recruit for Johnny Sorrow; an enemy of the original Justice Society of America, who was reforming the Injustice Society of America and willing to offer her a place at his side. The show's central story arc has drawn heavily upon Johns' Stars and STRIPE comics, which first introduced the character of Courtney Whitmore and saw Golden Age sidekick Pat "Stripsey" Dugan take on a new heroic role piloting a suit of mechanical armor. However, Cindy turned cool once again after Courtney was asked to the dance at the last minute and asked Cindy if they could hang out some other weekend. before receiving his own column, The Mount. Cindy's sniping at Courtney became more pronounced after it became clear that Josh Hamman, believed by most to be the best looking boy in school, found Courtney's company more engaging than Cindy's. devoted towards acting, role-playing, movie-riffing and sarcasm. Legacy of injustice. He also maintains a personal blog – This is due to the show being a passion project of showrunner and comic book writer Geoff Johns. 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In the comics, Dragon King was eager to have his daughter join his organization and take a place by his side, pushing her beyond her limits like a cliche stage parent projecting their dreams of stardom onto their child. This list is of characters I intend to make out of lego, as part of my Conquest by Lego series. Later on, Injustice, Unlimited would reform under the leadership of the Dummy, but outside the pages of Infinity, Inc., this particular reinvention of the Injustice Society would never be heard from. It was his ultimate goal to conquer the United States by using his mind-control technology on a national scale to take over all of the young people, who were more susceptible to his technology than adults. Paragraph; Known as a font of comic book He got his start writing for the Characters with less than 100 appearances. Character » This resulted in Shiv aching to prove herself to her father despite her immaturity, much as Courtney Whitmore wished to prove to her stepfather that she could be a hero without his help. Cindy had it out for Courtney Whitmore from the very beginning, tripping her in the lunchroom and sending her food flying onto the principal. Science from the University of North Texas and a BFA from the Shiv appears in 29 issues. Navigation. Heroes, that's who! For years, the Dragon King had operated in secret in Blue Valley, kidnapping children and brainwashing the most physically and mentally capable specimens into soldiers for his army. 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On the show, Dragon King wished for Shiv to join the Injustice Society someday, but he believed her to be unready for the responsibilities that came with being a supervillain, despite her protests to the contrary and her increasing boredom with the petty games she played in running Blue Valley High School. Unfortunately for the Dragon King, his plan was thwarted by Courtney Whitmore and her heroic allies and he was killed when his base of operations was blown up. Shiv is stronger, faster, and more durable than the typical teenage girl. University of Texas at Arlington. Shiv proved an apt pupil and an excellent counter for Courtney Whitmore, who had likewise been recruited into the new Justice Society of America as Stargirl. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The villains are truly evil and cruel, but there is something different about Shiv. Shiv also possessed some form of sub-dermal armor, as she was shown shrugging off hits that should have incapacitated a normal human and she once made reference to having work done on her armor, despite her armored costume not appearing any different. Both girls also acted as a mirror to each other as hero and villain, boasting comparable powers and training. Cindy Burman did everything she could to turn people against the newcomer to Blue Valley High, especially after her would-be boyfriend began making advances on the more kind-hearted Courtney. This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for: Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other In addition to his Enter the URL for the tweet you want to embed. Matt Morrison has been writing about comics since before the word The latest episode of Stargirl introduced Courtney Whitmore's archenemy from the comics, Shiv! The two would face each other repeatedly, whenever the two teams clashed. Presumably the product of her father's efforts to blend science and sorcery, the staff is capable of breathing fire through the mouth of the dragon's head.